Empty Alcove…

This is an empty alcove in an ancient church in Guatemala City. Who knows how many candles once burned there, lighting a dark sanctuary? I love its flourishes and carvings–perfect embellished recess created just for the display of light. I think the dark spots on the stone are from the burning candles of years’ past.

A Mother’s Gift

We met Julia’s mother again and the entire family last evening at another restaurant closer to where they live. Everyone was present this time including Julia’s brother, Walter, that did not come last Tuesday because he was working. The family says that Walter looks the most like their father, Carlos. He doesn’t look like Julia … More A Mother’s Gift

Siblings…

Here is Claudia. Many of you from Shady Grove Church will remember her. She lived with some of us for a time. She is now the principal of an English/Spanish school. We are so grateful that she has taken some time off her busy schedule to translate for us and act as a tour guide … More Siblings…

Mother…

A dear Guatemalan friend of ours, Pepe, owns 11 restaurants in town and reserved a room for us in one of his places. The family took several buses to get to us. Most of Julia’s siblings were able to come… all but one brother that was working. Of course one of the most touching moments … More Mother…

Arrived in the Dark

We are here in Guatemala City–arrived late last evening in the dark–so we couldn’t see that much. It has been 21 years since we have been here. The airport is new, modern, and sleek. And the hotel we are staying in is beautiful. Here is Julia waiting on Daddy to check us in. I was … More Arrived in the Dark