Fr. John and I are back in Guatemala.  Our work and technical difficulties have prevented us from posting messages on our blog and we apologize for our long hiatus. Some of you may not be familiar with the wonderful Orthodox periodical, Road to Emmaus, which is published quarterly, under the … [Read more...]


At the risk of appearing sinfully proud, I would like to inform you, Dear Readers, that I have achieved the status of "Impressive" here in Nueva Concepcion.  This took a little longer in Guatemala than it did during my missionary tenure in Africa. In Bukoba, Tanzania, where Fr. John and I spent 6 … [Read more...]

Guatemala Bound

It's not easy to say goodbye to 11 adorable grandchildren, knowing that they will have grown and changed in so many ways before we see them again.  It's not easy to be far away from our 4 children and their partners who are also our closest allies.    A long separation from family, friends, and the … [Read more...]