Sunday, October 10, 2010

I have been lazy getting back to the blogging habit, but figured a cool date like 10/10/10 was a good enough reason to kickstart it. We have had a good week back and realize how much we missed everyone while we were gone.  It's good to be missed as well, and our Guatemalan friends made us feel welcomed back.  One of the questions we get a lot about missionary life is "What do you miss the most?"  Well, there are a lot of things, but our short list  includes:

#3 the spacious open highways,
#2 endless choices at the stores,
#1 getting to be with family and friends

Really, the thing that makes a place home is feeling welcome and having people that love you and that you love as well.  We are blessed to have families that love us and even support us in this work even though it is hard not seeing each other very often.  It was so good to be back and just be with our parents and brothers and sisters and our church families.  We were treated like  royalty  the whole time (and probably overfed just a little).
The thing we didn't expect, is that when we got back to Guatemala, we realized how much we had missed our family here while we were gone. We were greeted with smiles and hugs and phone calls by our co-workers, church families and patients.  God is good!

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.  Matthew 29:19


Adina said...

Thanks for your cooking comments on our blog... Oops! I knew that Maizena was corn starch, just had a crazy mind moment... thank you for catching that, I corrected it! You are right, "brown sugar" has a different texture here. It's more like sand and less like sugar with molasses in it. For cookies, I have used the "rapadura" and dissolved it in a pot with whatever fat the recipe called for (butter usually) and it works very well. I used it with a healthy version of a snickerdoodle recipe and it was delicious. What that recipe missed, however, was the cream of tartar. Have you found that anywhere?

Kemmel and Lisa Dunham said...

I think I got it at Paiz.