Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Update from Huehuetenango

We are in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, working with the Buckner organization at an orphanage. Fifteen from our church came down, four ladies and eleven men. One fellow from Harvest Chappel in the Chicago area came also.

Yesterday they had a pinata birthday party for me and another lady whose birthday is today.

All the kids and us workers and the orphanage help came and everyone had a lot of fun!

I check my blog and e-mail whenever I can. Yesterday it was off at the hotel. I was using Mike from Chicago's laptop this morning, tonight it is the computer in the hotel lobby. There isn't any way to put pictures on and it is hard for a blog update.

Mrs. Jim's Bible craft classes are going good! In the mornings she is painting apartments for the staff and also the kitchen! There is a steady crew of four and then there are other helpers. Another fellow, Ben, and I helped this afternoon.

Three of us guys are putting in three hot water heaters and hooking them up. We have to break through concrete and cinder block walls to get to the bathrooms, etc.

Tomorrow is our last day, we leave early Friday for a 'tourist way' to Guatemala City. Then leave there early Saturday morning.

It has been so rewarding, the kids are so precious. There about 60 of them, ranging from babies to teenagers.

Pictures and our story will come next week or Sunday.

Happy Halloween, 'bout over now. These people are big on All Saint's Day, maybe I can get some about that for the blog. It is a national holiday, things will be pretty well closed down. So we will eat pizza tomorrow at noon with the kids.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007


This guy says it all for today!

My Mustang does drink gasoline.

"On the Road Again!"

Our destination. Can you find our jail, the Hotel California San Francisco in Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala? [Map courtesy of World 66 Travel Guide (link)]

We, Mrs. Jim is coming too, will be staying at the hotel when we aren't working at the orphanage. (link)


A pumkin patch for you


These are cow pumpkins. More jack-o-lanterns are made with cow pumpkins and are fed to cows. Cow pumpkins don't make very tasty pies either.

Pie pumpkins look like this. They are smaller and more tender so they make delicious pies and other desserts.

Pumpkin pie is my favorite vegetable!

Did you ever see a white pumpkin? Or eat one? I don't think they are good to eat.

Beneath that white rind is a bunch of orange pumpkin. (link to CBS News story)

Our Kroger store had this nice display for pumpkins and gourds.

Kroger also had a lot items for the trick-or-treaters.

Lest you think I'm partial to Kroger, here is what I found at WalMart. They are into the Halloween game too.

Bye for now. After I serve my time I will be blogging again. Try the first full week in November. I'll take pictures and surely will blog about it some.

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