Mike and I explored the Mexican Yucatán Peninsula for 2 weeks of flyfishing (Mike), diving (Stacey), snorkeling, Maya ruins, a colonial city, cenotes, quite a few hammocks and lots of great food.

When Mike flew home I headed to San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas for 2 weeks of Spanish study with a small group in tow. We lived with host families and visited area sights including villages, museums, and ruins.

When the group flew home I bused to San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala for a week of planning for future growth of the Beca Project (link below) and meeting our sponsored kids and their families.

When our daughter Mariah and her husband Greg invited us to share a timeshare in Quintana Roo between Christmas and New Years, a new chapter to this blog was added. HAPPY TRAILS!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Wonderful Families

Two more unforgettable mornings, 5 more family visits. The ambiance in each home is different due in part to their economic circumstances but (in my opinion) due more to the amount of hope the parents feel and have instilled in their children. I am so unbelievably grateful for this experience - HAPPY TRAILS!

Josefa Angelina and several younger siblings are being raised by their oldest sister after the parents both left and remarried. Josefa Angelina plays in the band and wants to be a doctor; her sponsor is Brad Schell.

Sharing photos with Luis and his mother; Luis is sponsored by Sue Wallace.

Sharing photos with Miguel (sponsored by Peter and Kathy Gay) and his family.

(I'm 5'4")

Admiring Maria Elena's excellent 2nd quarter grade report; her sponsors are Becky Cardwell and Judy Loen.

Sharing photos with Maria Cecilia and her mother; Maria Cecilia is sponsored by Phyllis Coats and friends.

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