Yesterday, I jumped out of the bed at 5:45 a.m.  We were in a panic because the alarm clock didn’t go off.  Soy and I had to leave for the city by 6:30 a.m. in order to make a 2 1/2 trip to the Guatemala Immigration office in the city.  We quickly put on clothes, threw breakfast in a bowl, and carried the kids from the bed to the car.  I just figured we would dress the kids when we arrived at the immigration office.  As we all buckled and Soy put the car in reverse, he looked at the clock.  It was 5:30 am and not 6:30 am!  We all unloaded and watched the sun rise!  We sat at the Immigration office from 9:00-2:00.  A crowded room with no ventilation and the closest bathroom a few blocks away.  However, we walked outside at 2:00 with all of our documents accepted to begin the process for residency!!!!   Please pray the process goes smoothly and there are no more “bumps” in the residency process.

My dad and Uncle Eddie arrived in Guatemala at 12:00 p.m.  We were certain they would beat us to GRACE mountain and enjoy a couple of hours of rest before we arrived.  Not so fast my friend.  They brought a few technology items for the school, and they hit a few bumps through customs.  Lots of paperwork, cash, and three hours later, they finally walked out to the car.  If they had been transferred to Guate jail then at least I would have family close by!!!

You have not lived until you have been on a trip with Teddie and Eddie!  They pulled up to the house around 5:15 and they began to have individual meetings with the teachers at 5:50!  They finished around 8:30, but everything was successful.  They will have about 15 individual meetings along with a group meeting within 24 hours of their arrival.  A couple of weeks ago, Soy and I were having a “strong” conversation.  Soy said, “Your mom, Aunt Sue, and I have legit reasons to complain!”  I have no idea what he is talking about…  (I am going to assume he meant the complaint is not everyone  thinks like a Turrentine!).

Thank you for your continued prayers!


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