Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back in Canada

Hi Everyone,

We arrived back in Canada late last night. We are all well and catching up on our rest after a day of travelling. We look forward to getting together with our family and friends.

We are also happy to report that our visas have gone through and we expect ot be picking them up next week. Please pray for the decisions that we will need to make over the next few days about our departure for Peru.

Tyler & Brenda

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Our Trip to the Auto Safari

Today we went to an auto-safari down near the El Salvador border. It was a park where you drove your car around a trail and saw lots of animals. There were no barriers, so we were able to get very close to the animals.

After our visit to the park it rained very hard. I guess we were getting some of the remnants of hurricane Dean.

Our Trip to El Zapote

Today we had the opportunity to go to the village of El Zapote. This is where Kids Alive has a daycare centre. The village was on the other side of Volcan Fuego, which was putting on a smoke show for us on the way there.
El Zapote is a very remote village. It is necessary to drive across 4 rivers to get there, so we rode in the back of 4WD pick-ups to get there.

Tyler was asked to read a story to the children. This was excellent practice for his Spanish. We were on the trip with a work team from Washington State.

The kids at this care centre were very well behaved and attentive. Along with the story team, the kids coloured a couple pictures, sang some songs and had a play time.

In all there were about 30 children at this centre. Brenda and I really enjoyed visiting with them. The work team had brought some stuffed animals and candies for the kids.

Brenda absolutely loved our time in El Zapote. She is really at home with the kids. Obviously her calling.
We have really enjoyed our time here in Guatemala. Learning the language has been one thing, but getting to visit the Kids Alive family here and seeing the work they are doing has been an experience we won't soon forget.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

An Afternoon with the Girls from the Oasis

This Sunday afternoon, we went to visit with the girls at the children's home run by Kids Alive (KAI) here in Guatemala. Because of our busy schedule we have not been able to visit them as much as we had hoped.
It was such a fun afternoon. We played, talked, coloured with several of hte girls. The big hit with everyone though was the trampoline.

Eva this video is for you.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Our Visit to Irtra Park in Guatemala

On Saturday we went to a fun Park in Guatemala with our neichbours. This park had a zoo, playground made from dinosaur characters, an amusement park and a huge swimming pool. It was so pretty and we had quite a fun day.
En Sabado nosotros fuimos a un parque se llama Irtra con nuestro vecinos. Esto parque tiene un zooloigal, parque infantil, arque mecanica y un gran piscina. Fue muy bonita y muy divertida.
check out the above link for a video.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Some Random Pictures of Things We Have Done

Sarah and the horse she road up Volcan Pacaya
Myah and Diego bathing "Caleb"

Our very own Guatemalan market in our backyard.

Can you find us in a crowd?

Myah the Fearless Adventurer.

On a boat ride across Lake Atitlan.

Stopping to look at the Falls.

Sarah, Myah and Hannah at the Nature Reserve in Panajachel.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Afternoon Fun!!!

I'm not sure what they're doing, but they seem to be having fun.

"Captured by the Dread Pirate Jared"

A new baker in the making!!

Hey Mom, look at Me!

Making paint from chalk.

Jo and the girls have been very busy this past week and a half playing games making cookies and painting the "world".

Jo y las ninas fueron muy ocupado las semana pesado y media jugando, haciendo galletas y pintando el "mundo".