Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Update

It’s Officially Summer Time!!

Yesterday was the official first day of summer. If you were not aware of this, take a step outside, you will have a warm greeting to say the least. Gone are the days of sleeping with the windows open at night, and here are the days that I feel as though I work just to pay Georgia Power!  With this time of year comes many good things for us as well.

Ellie is doing well as she starts her third trimester.  Baby Carr is doing well and we still have not given in to finding out the gender yet.  Ellie and I still have plenty of decisions to make such as choosing a hospital, pediatrician, as well as a name.

Other great news is that we have recently found a new home for our cat, Millie.  A local family took her in and gave her the job of chasing squirrels away from their house.  We do miss her, and hope she is adjusting well to her new family.  Also, buyers have shown a lot of interest in our house and it still remains available if anyone is in the market for a nice home. Finally, God continues to bless us with funds needed to get to Guatemala, bringing us to 85% of our goal.

As for myself I have been struck with World Cup fever.  I never thought I would ever watch as much soccer in a 24 hour period as I am now.  Fortunately there are only about three games a day being televised so things are still getting done around the Carr household. Mix that with the excitement of becoming a first time dad in a few months, and provides no lack of excitement for Ellie and me.

WFBC and the boys playing a game of futbol.

On a more serious note, if you have read or seen any bit of news lately you would be aware of the issue this country is having with illegal immigrants coming up from Central America. Currently most of them are children trying to reunite with their families and trying to escape the rising violence and gang activity that is threatening to take over this part of the world.  Reading a few articles from around the world, I have found that children as young as eleven are leaving home and making the 2000 mile trek, often alone, to escape the gangs,  violence, and poverty, among other things.  I am not debating politics, nor am I arguing what the U.S. should do in time like this.  I am simply expressing my renewed sense of why we have a calling to Guatemala and what problems continue to grow in this country with the absence of Christ and Godly men to help lead it.

Teenagers looking into the public middle school in Paraíso 

Please join us in praying for the buyer of our home, and that God will bring them to us in His perfect timing.  As we are closing in on our fund-raising goal, pray that the funds will be available by our tentative departure date in November.

We want to say thank you to everyone for their continued support and interest in how God is working in our lives.  The mission would not be possible without the involvement of all of you.  Your thoughts and encouragement are vital to Ellie and me.  Please feel free to drop us a line on here, by e-mail, or however is convenient.  If there is anything we can pray for with you please let us know.

Until next time,
Stay cool,

James and Ellie Carr

"But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.  The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9

JamesandEllie / Author & Editor

James and Ellie Carr have been missionaries in Gautemala since 2014 and write to share their feelings and how they have experienced God's goodness and mercy on the mission field.


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