We made it!

We’ve finally reached Panajachel, Guatemala! After talking with so many of you and sharing about this place it’s exciting to finally be here. Here are some pics of our 2 days of travel.

Ezra liked watching the planes land and take off. He kept saying, “look a big one Daddy!”


This is everything we moved down with.
This is everything we moved down with.

My biggest stress was all the luggage. It was God’s way of saying slow down and relax. Of course Amber said the same thing. God often uses Amber to speak to me:)

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The kids favorite part was eating the snacks on the airplane. Ezra cried after the first flight was over because he wanted to keep flying.

girls in wagon Amber and Rebecca

we had an over night layover in Atlanta so we got to stay with our good friends Rich and Rebecca Nichols. They have been missionaries in Brazil for 10 years so it was good to talk with them and gain some wisdom for our journey. They are such good friends. And they have 3 cute little girls. Abra and Ezra loved playing with them

IMG_9151 IMG_9152 IMG_9153When we landed in Guatemala City. Noe (The new Humanitarian aid director for The Porch) met us and took us to Dos Lunas, a hotel that teams sometimes stay at over night in Guatemala City. We had a delicious lunch there. And the kids ran around in the courtyard for awhile before our 3 hour drive through the mountains.

abra running Ezra running in yard

We arrived in Panajachel around 7:00 and went to bed pretty quick afterwards. The kids got up the next day and had fun playing in Lloyd and Melanie Monroe’s(Porch Directors) yard. Then we walked around Panajachel and Amber and the kids got their first view of the lake!

family photo at lakeThe lake is beautiful! Panajachel is a neat town. The streets are pretty crazy to haul two kids around on. I haven’t taken any pictures of the town yet but those are soon to come. We are doing well and have been hunting for a place to live today. Please pray that God would direct us to the right place.


17 thoughts on “We made it!

  1. I am soooooooooo thrilled you all have arrived safely. Did all of your luggage arrive with you? I can feel the warmth through your pics. We are still freezing in Indiana. Love Pam

    1. Pam all of our luggage made it fine! It is definitely much warmer here. What a transition from the temperatures in Indiana right now. Love you guys!

  2. Thank you for sharing your travel pictures. Happy house hunting! We will be looking forward to seeing more soon.

  3. That this awesome that you and the family made it safely. What a beautiful city! May God fill you with wisdom and strength. Can’t wait for the awesome things that will come your way. Love ya guys!

  4. so glad you guys made it. ellie was upset when she woke up and you guys weren’t here. we’ll be praying for you.

    1. Thanks Rebecca! Wish we could have stayed longer. We had a great time taking with you guys! You both were a real encouragement to us and our kids had so much fun. Thank you for letting us stay with you and for all your help. Love you guys!

    1. Thanks Liz! Tell Kate Abra says hi! Hopefully we can Skype with you all soon. Do you guys have a Skype account? If you do please send it in an email.

  5. WOW, how exciting!!! My name is Gina and we are coming from CA with a team in a few weeks for our 3rd trip to Pana to serve through the Porch. Look forward to meeting you and your precious family. You are in good hands with God but also with Lloyd and Melanie. May your heart to serve in Pana be blessed abundantly 🙂 See you soon!

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