We don't make a lot of trips into Guatemala City on a regular basis but have spent the past two weekends there. That is unusual for us. We went in on a Friday afternoon to visit with mission family and attend a retirement party for two families that will be leaving Guatemala in December.
We gathered around noontime on Saturday for a retirement party for two of our mission families. As many of you might already know our organization, the IMB, is downsizing and asking 600-800 personnel to take an early retirement. This party was for the Hardemans and Millers. These two couples were already planning to retire in December before the news broke. Since the announcement we now have at least four more couples joining them. We have another party planned for the other families in mid-November. Here are a few photos from the first party we attended.
Glynis and David Miller (seated) being presented a plaque from Jerry Cadenhead. The Millers are retiring after serving eight years in Guatemala. They have been such good friends and encouragers to us over the years. We are going to miss them!
Gini, Melody, and Jessica
Karen, Janet, and Margie
Cruz with his buddy Daniel
The Lyons- Alan, Jessica, and Melody
The boys with Uncle George
The party in itself was fun but you can imagine the laughter that erupted when these 'ol gals made an appearance-
Debby, Karen, Janet, and Margie
These four were a hoot and had us all laughing with tears!!!
fun times with our mission family!
We returned back to our mission house late that afternoon just in time to greet our new supervisor (Anthony Conner) and his family from Mexico who had flown in to meet with us and a few other families. We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening eating and meeting with him and his wife.
Our family with the Conners on Sunday morning
Dengue fever is NOT fun. While most of the symptoms I have had so far have been bearable (although painful) I began the dreaded process of breaking out into a rash late yesterday. This was the worst part for me when I had dengue fever back in 2007. It makes you feel miserable, just MISERABLE! I am on day 5 now so if I can just get through the next two days I should be on the mend. When it comes to being down and sick for a whole week I'll repeat the famous quote that I've been saying all week long "ain't nobody got time for this". ha Would you pray for me a full recovery. The fatigue that comes when the fevers are gone can linger for weeks. Oh how I want to feel like my old self again!!!