A Part of SLAM…

This weekend we spent the morning at the graduation of Dayana.  Dayana did not attend school for a year, but we encouraged her to finish high school.  She helped at the center for over a year with the requirement being she had to finish school.  She was very proud as she walked across the stage! … More A Part of SLAM…

Official Papers!!!

Yesterday we received our official papers for the school!  This has been a lot of work, and we are grateful for every person who helped.  We are accredited by the Guatemalan Ministry of Education to teach preschool through high school!  One year ago, we were told it would never be possible to have a school … More Official Papers!!!

Working Hard!

On Monday the teachers for Colegio JET began their first day of work.  The beginning of school can be overwhelming, but the beginning of a new school, new kids, new curriculum, and a new building can be daunting.  The teachers will spend their time planning and learning the curriculum.  It is also a good time … More Working Hard!

Pig Roast

It is cold in Michigan!  Or at least it is cold to me.   My parents and I flew into Chicago at midnight on Tuesday night.  We drove to Paw Paw, Michigan to sleep for a few hours and then met family to lunch.  We made it to Tom and Shari’s house in Hamilton, Michigan, … More Pig Roast


A bit over two years ago, we agreed to allow a 14 year old to “work” for us because he was the sole provider for his family.  He was so shy he wouldn’t even look at us.  We told him we would only allow him to do odd jobs for only two weeks.   Somehow … More Jonathan!