Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hola!!!

We survived the flight and going through security at the airport with 7 children and 18 suitcases. It was interesting to say the least. ;) Thanks Pastor Jay and Susan and Michelle for helping us get off! We miss you guys already!

We arrived yesterday evening and we are getting settled into our new home at Eagles Nest. We will be staying in one of the apartments here until we are able to find something to rent. We absolutely love it here and we were so blessed by the welcoming we received by the Boggs and the Patlans. Honestly, we are blown away by their precious hearts and this ministry they have worked so hard to build. We are so thankful for all of their help, insight and their being willing to show us the ropes. We seriously couldn't do it without them.What an honor to be able to work along side of them- something we do not take for granted for a single minute.  Our kids are enjoying every minute of it so far and the orphans and children who attend the Manna Feeding program are precious beyond words. My kids are already talking about all of their new friends. :) I have so much to share already but today I will just leave you with some pictures from today...

Our view from our apartment.... breath taking...

The children playing outside on recess...


The people here were very interested in Kaden, Carson and Havyn. LOL They kept touching their hair because it was so different from what they were used it.

Aleigha trying to carry a basket on her head...

Will update more soon. ;)
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35 comments:

Julie said...

Praying!

jan said...

i am sooo sooo happy you are there! i promise i was just thinking about you and thought 'oh, i'd love to see a post' .... i checked email and refreshed google reader and there you were!!!! yay God! it's all good...

Jules said...

I'm so glad to see you made it safely. I've been looking here and there to see pictures or a note. Take care. Love, Jules

Gabby(: said...

OhMy it's amazing! Ahhhh I can't wait to visit you guys(:

Anonymous said...

Amy,

So glad to hear you all arrived safely. Looking forward to hearing more about your work.

Marilyn

trustandobey said...

Welcome to your new home! Is that a volcano? Are you close to Guatemala City? Praying for a smooth adjustment.
Lisa

Stacy said...

How exciting and beautiful! Glad you all made it ok! Blessings from Tx ;)

Christine said...

Wow! So excited that you guys made it safe and sound! Thanks for sharing.

JJ said...

Great update. We've been checking in to see that you made it safe. The kids are all surrounded around the computer with big smiles on their faces. They loved seeing this update. Thanks for sharing and we can't wait to see more. Praying for you guys daily. Oh, and I purposely didn't respond to your email. I knew you were up to sending something in the mail. You stinker! No thank you necessary. Love to you all.

Jill Samter Photography said...

YEAH! So glad you all arrived safe and are already seeing the hand of God working on your behalf! He is faithful and loves to bless those who humble themselves before Him! Keep your eyes on Him and He will direct every step you take. Praying for the perfect place to rent! Love you all so very much!!!

Sally-Girl! said...

Praying for your family as you transition into this new wonderful phase of your life!!

Reba said...

What an incredible experience. The view is amazing. I look forward to seeing where God takes you in your new adventure!

Oatsvall Team said...

I haven't check in on you in a while ... WOW !!! so excited about your new GOD journey ... What a blessings you will be to many !!!

Sophie said...

Beautiful pictures Amy, praying for you as you embark on this journey.

hugs

Andrea H. said...

wow, you guys made it!! I wonder if that is the lake I have a pictures of in my living room. Can't wait to hear more. Miss you so much already.

Lorraine, AKA Forever Blessed said...

Wow, that view is breathtaking. Just reading your short update and seeing the pics makes me want to join you!!! Y'all look fantastic. I think our photos would be of our kids with bed head and PJ's on Day 2! Y'all just settled right in, grabbed cute outfits, and started life with ease. WOW! So proud of y'all. I know I'd be a big ole baby and would most likely be grieving all of the changes. I was going to call you, then I decided I'd text, then I decided I'd just pretend that y'all weren't going anywhere. :-) Love y'all.

Marisa said...

Great to know you got there safely! Your family is a great encouragement, and I look forward to seeing how God uses you!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Yea!

So excited for you!

Rejoicing with you!!!


Love you MUCH!!!


Laurel

Angie said...

Beautiful in so many ways. And no jet lag!! Can't wait to hear more.

Dardi said...

Glad to get an update from you...Praying for your continued smooth transition! Love you!!

woosterweester said...

Yay! You made it! Gorgeous scenery and beautiful children. I bet you're breathing a sigh of relief right now that you've finally set foot on Guatemalan soil. Can't wait to read more!!

Divine Mrs D said...

Beautiful :)

Kendra said...

beautiful. your new home. your family. the children. and what you are doing. absolutely beautiful.

valerie in TX said...

So glad to hear you made it there safely! The view is just beautiful, and I can't wait to hear more! Blessings to you all.

AmberK said...

YAY!!!!!! SO Excited right now!! Cannot wait to read about How God is moving you!!!!

HUGS and Prayers
AmberK

Rachel H. said...

SO cool!! I miss y'all already and can't wait to see you!!

Mrs. Michelle said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful and so glad to hear about the kids already finding friends (answered prayer!). Can't wait to come see you.

Ted Garton said...

Glad everyone is safe. Sorry we didn't get to talk with you before you left. Hope to talk with you soon. If there is any way to contact you other that this blog please let us know. Thanks for your walk and serving HIM. We are praying for you. Love,

Ted,Peggy,& Grandma

Renae said...

Yay! Such a beautiful place! Let us know how to pray.:)

Susan Baker said...

:)

Gretchen said...

So glad that you made it there safely and are getting settled. I am so excited for your family!

Phyllis said...

WOW, what a view!! So glad you all made it safely and are settling in. Prayers for you as you begin your work and for you to find a home to rent. Can't wait to hear much, much more!
Love,
Phyllis

One Big Fat Sugar Mama said...

glad you made it. Sophie arrived on the same day. She's beautiful.

Karin said...

So glad you made it safely and are settling in. Beautiful view! I love Guatemala and would love to visit again. So cute how the kids were fascinated by your kids' hair. :) Looking forward to seeing how God uses you there!

RACHEL said...

So excited you are there! PRAYING FOR YOU faithfully!