The Past few Months in Pictures

This past week the national board and their families got together for a retreat and we were able to host them at our house for the first night.  “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 49:13


We found this guy at the church one afternoon and then a few weeks later one showed up right outside our back door.  Thankfully they’re pretty harmless, although I still never want to see one inside my house!  He’s a Red-rump tarantula.

Youth night at our house, talking about our worth and how God sees us and values us.

Maddie had her first Christmas program.  She did and amazing job and loved it!

The kids are in dance and for their year end show they had a bake sale.  We made cookies and left them on the table for the young guys to sell, but Ethan stayed there the whole time convincing everyone that came by that they should buy his cookies.

We couldn’t find anywhere to visit Santa, but luckily some very special friends of ours in Madison are very close to Santa and scheduled us our own facetime call.  The kids were thrilled!!

Sunday school with one of our very favorite teachers, Myra.

First baby dedication since we’ve been here.

Some of our favorite people from Wyoming came to visit us in November and after doing lots of amazing work for us we got to celebrate Thanksgiving with them on their last day here.


Walking around San Ignacio.

The beautiful wood backdrop the team made for us.  It helps make the large space at church more intimate as we grow.

A teacher’s lunch at our house.

Belize is known for a lot of delicious food, one is BBQ.  Thankfully I didn’t do too bad making it for the teachers.

Playing some games with the youth.

A visit to Xunantunich Ruins while the mission team was here.

Ethan loves helping in everything.


The circus came to town!!! And no worries, there were no animals in the show.  This circus came over from Guatemala where it is illegal to have circus animals.  Maddie lasted 2 minutes once it started, the loud noise was just too much for her so Gerson had to wait in the car with her.  Ethan thought it was the best thing ever and was almost rolling on the ground laughing at the clowns.

She adores her ballet class.

Sunday school!

Youth movie night, I can only imagine.

Every day parents either bring lunch to drop off for the kids at lunch time, or stay and have lunch with the kids.  Sometimes I just send his lunch with him because it can be a hassle to go every day,  but I’ve really been enjoying getting to spend this time with him.


He wanted to play in the rain.

These two love going to school.


We spend a significant amount of time eating tacos.

Independence Day.