Hola from Guatemala!!
We made it safely here in Guatemala City very late on Friday night (about 1:00 a.m. Ontario time). The airplane ride was cool... I especially like the take off and landing (the rest of the ride is just like riding on a train). It was expecially neat when we flew in the dark... seeing all the lights over the cities was beautiful!! It was also really cool to see the clouds from the other side (they look the same, by the way!! :o) ). Anyway, we stayed at a seminary in Guatemala City on Friday night and travalled to Cubulco the next morning. We arrived here in Cubulco around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. We met Lia and the kids (Nico met us in Guatemala City). The driving is CRAZY! We thought we were going to crash a couple times on the way up the mountain... it's quite the experience!! Anyway, last night we also went to the market... its very unsanitary there!! There was a table full of vegetables and right beside it there was a mound of garbage... quite gross actually... it also smelled very bad there... what can you expect really? Last night and this morning we went to church, which is right down the road... the services were in Spanish and are no longer than our services in Ontario.It's awesome to listen to people worshiping God in a different language! The singing is also really neat to listen to...Spanish is a beautiful language! It's kind of neat to experience. I've already taken about 300 pictures... crazy, eh?! The people here find us very interesting to look at... everywhere we go, people stare at us... Lia says she doesn't even notice it anymore. The kids (Ellen, Nico and Jesee) are all very sweet... Lia is also very nice and easy to get along with... The lives that the people live down here are completely different than what we are used to! WE HAVE SO MUCH!! We don't realize how blessed we are!! Some of the people just live in little huts... not weather proof at all... the sanitation here is also unexistant for the most part. I wish I could upload some of pics that I took... yesterday, I got a picture taken of myself with a security guard holding his 'bazooka'... a HUGE rifle!! All of the businesses around here have their own security guard... Anyway, this afternoon, we are going to trek up the mountain and tomorrow we start working... I'm sure the next 2 weeks will fly by... love you and miss you guys!! Hopefully I'll get another chance to write another note in a couple days... SEE YOU ALL IN A COUPLE WEEKS! Anything exciting going on at home?!