August 2012

1- What a great way to begin a month. Four of our school kids (Rocio, Joseline, Daneil F., and Obed) went to a national math competition: which is great in itself. BUT Obed got first place in the nation!!!!! He is so tickled carrying around his trophy.

2- The fifth graders had Christopher Columbus exhibits to do.

3- Abraham, Gerson, Phillip and I prepared for their sermons on Sunday.

4- Four of the kids participating in the service tomorrow came to spend the nighT and prepare beforehand. They boys were crazy!!! The Asburians slept the them.

Rosa and Carlos Celebrate

Rosa and Carlos celebrate 11 years at La Senda.

5- The fifth and sixth graders presented a service. It was good to see Wagner even if briefly. There was family visitation.

6- We got the electric bill today—so, so high.

7- Wagner called to say he lost his job.

8- Steve took ten junior high-ers out for lunch. 9- Andrew has begun a very mini garden in which he is ecstatic.

10- What issues with Dorcas and Yaquelin!!!!

11- The kids got up early to watch the Olympics. Officially the junior high classroom is going. We went to Obed’s house for a celebration lunch. We never leave the boys and Andrew was missing but then found.

12- Yaquelin began as the custodian of the school.

13- Steven hurt his foot.

14- A group of Nazarene pastors had a pastors’ conference.

15- We celebrated Rosita and Carlos’s 11th anniversary.

Rosa and Carlos celebrate 11 years at La Senda.

16- A mechanic came to “fix” one of our washers.

17- Happy 11th birthday to Jefersson. Mimi and Yeny went on a mission trip with Paula’s family. So excited about this. Brandon went out with his parents. Gerson went to Rodrigo’s for the weekend.

Carlos celebrates his birthday.

18- We went out to lunch and to buy shoes for everyone.

19- Steven, Andrew and Carlos led the service. Steve and a few kids went to a Nazarene service.

20- Feeling thankful for encouraging words from many of you. Sometimes little “things” add up to be discouraging, and He knows right when to use lots of you in our lives. Thanks.

21- Brenda has been making breakfast each morning.

22- A caterpillar bit Steven.

23- Mimi has been testy with the nannies.

24- Grades came out.

25- I took five kids (Andrew, Steven, Gerson, Mimi and Lupita) out for good grades to see Ice Age 4.

26- Mimi, Yeny and Gerson led our service.

27- The kids have made their own bows and arrows. The electricity came and went a lot.

28- There was no school because of it being Fair Day.

29- The girls went to the fair with Zucy and Lesbia.

30- The boys went to the fair with Zucy and Lesbia.

31- The washer is still broken. Everything has been washed by hand. Gabriela had a headache.

BIRTHDAYS

September – 3rd Cessia (9), 5th David (12), 6th Mimi (14), 9th Wagner (20) and Daniel (15),11th Lupita (16), 28th Brenda (16), and Erick (12)

October – 2nd Victor (13)

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July 2012

1- Second and third grades led a sweet service. Gerson’s mom visited for an hour.

2- Steve took the Englishes to Antigua. It was Steven’s anniversary.

3- Greg and Family left.

4-An English teacher quit but also just hadn’t shown up yesterday!! We always try to celebrate US holidays when we can. So, we had red, white and blue pancakes, dressed up, lunch cook out, flag cake and out to supper at a US restaurant.

5- It is “cute” to watch the teens and preteens get to that awkward girl-boy uncomfortableness.

6- Steven helped a lot in the kitchen.

7- Yaquelin slept again at the avocado trees with five of the boys; however, this weekend, they got rained out and everything was soaked and they woke me up at 1:30 am.

8- A group from Pennsylvania came. A nanny began a three-week vacation.

9- A new English teacher began who lives in Guatemala but from Boston. The group cooked, fixed things, helped with English classes, hung doors, carried debris, and did devotions.

10- Gabriela and Mimi are eating healthy. Group tutored, cleaned, cooked, did devotions, framed doors, and gardened.

Gerson - 11 years old

Gerson celebrates 11 years at La Senda.

11- Rosita fell down and banged up her knee. Group did devotions, cleaned, cooked, tutored, went to market, did office work and made slingshots (which could be dangerous!!).

12- Jefersson’s ISS ended.

13- The group went to Antigua. Douglas got sick during the night.

14- Group left for the US and Steve for Mexico. The boys and Yeny had so much fun swinging on tires that they hung on the tall trees on the hillside. Brandon and Gerson are so brave. Then Andrew, Gerson, Carlos and Steven slept out on our back porch with the blue- zillion cats.

15-Victor and Steven led our worship service on comparing and contrasting Judas’s and Peter’s repentances. A new nanny began as Yaquelin announced last month that she wanted a job off campus. So, Yaquelin is working just two more weeks as a nanny since another nanny is on a three-week vacation.

16- The kids have enjoyed their rope swings off of the trees.

17- A new nanny began.

18- Steve returned from Mexico.

19- A week break began for our school.

20- We played cards.

21- Brandon went home for the week.

22- We had a special service on friendship led by Gabriela, Carlos and Jefersson.

23- The kids slept out on the floors.

24- The kids played on the computers.

25- Rosita still wears a pant leg up from her fall. We celebrated Gerson’s 11th anniversary for living with us.

26- It was Yaquelin’s last day of working for us. Wagner came!

27- The boys had a P.J. party.

28- The girls had a P.J. party. The nanny came back who was on her three-week vacation. I started a food fight at lunch, which turned in to a water fight.

29- Jefersson got a knoggen on his head from running in to a pole.

30-A group came in from Asbury.

31- Group worked hard working in the school and painting and cleaning.

BIRTHDAYS

August– 2nd Estefani (10 years old), 9th Cinthya (9 years old) and 15th Jefersson (11 years old)
September– 3rd Cessia Palindo (9 years old), 5th David Perez (12 years old), 6th Mimi (13 years old), 9th Daniel de Leon (15 years old), 9th Wagner (21 years old), 11th Lupita (16 years old), and 28th Brenda (16 years old)

TWOP in other corners of the world…

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

Have you ever wondered what it is like being a missionary kid? Let Andrew tell you…

What do you like about living in Guatemala? I get to speak Spanish. Also, I like living at La Senda.
Do you think in English or Spanish? English mostly. But when I talk to my friends I talk in Spanish.

Do you feel like you minister to other people along with your parents? Yes. I hear what Daddy and Mommy say in devotions and I share that with other people.

Would you ever like to live in the United States? Yes, I’d love to. There’s a lot of cool stuff to do there. I’d be with other people who look like me. It’s safer to walk around. I’d like to be with my grandparents also.

Do you think you’ll be a missionary when you grow up? It’s possible. I like telling other people about God.

Donations may be sent to: TWOP, P.O. Box 194, Wilmore, KY 40390 www.TWOP.org