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  1. Jenn permalink
    January 18, 2010 5:56 pm

    Hi Glenn,

    Hope you all arrived safely.. Praying for you.. I know you’ll have a wonderful time… Miss you already!!

    Love you
    Jenn

  2. Glenn permalink
    January 18, 2010 7:01 pm

    We made it! Horrible delays at Detroit. We got there at 2:40am, and 6 of us still missed our 5:50 flight. Checking in took forever. We finally left Detroit at 8:25am. Everything after went fairly smooth. Weather here is 70’s, real nice. Reminds me very much of Domincan.

    Love you Jenn!

  3. Jenn permalink
    January 18, 2010 7:04 pm

    lol.. I just knew it was you guys… for some reason…
    oh well.. more stories to tell eh?
    Glad your safe.. Get a good night sleep..
    looks like a great group of people working with
    you.. Good night!

  4. Monique Mugg permalink
    January 18, 2010 7:42 pm

    Yea! Glad to hear you made it safely. We are praying for you, have a great time, I know the children will love ya!!!

  5. Glenn permalink
    January 19, 2010 7:08 pm

    We survived our first day of construction, except for the deep cut I got in my finger, may have to stitch it up tonight. I’m going to try uploading some pics as soon as I figure out how. The scenery is awesome.

  6. Monique Mugg permalink
    January 19, 2010 7:35 pm

    Oh no!! Be careful! Don’t get some grotesque infection! Did you experience the earthquake? I read that there was an earthquake measuring 6.0. Can’t wait to see pics.

  7. Jenn permalink
    January 19, 2010 11:20 pm

    The earthquake was just before you arrived.. I sent the prayer request out to church and 2 seconds later Kathy Gray get a alert about the earthquake.. no damage done they say..
    How was the decent to the village?
    Can’t wait to hear about the people you’ve met..
    How is Paul and Jane doing??

    Mom’s surgery is tomorrow. early.. so nite!!
    Love you

  8. Glenn permalink
    January 20, 2010 6:36 pm

    Hey Jenn,
    How’s it going? Does cooper miss me?
    We had another gorgeous day today. In the low 80’s, I got some sun today, probably need to use sunscreen tomorrow. We did stucco today, tinted pink! Check this site for pics, I can’t upload myself, one person on staff here chooses the pics to upload. This is really rugged country, different than DR.

    See you soon.

    Love Glenn

  9. Jenn permalink
    January 20, 2010 9:47 pm

    Yep we both are!!
    missing you that is…
    How is Paul and Jane doing??
    I hope you all are enjoying your service!

    Can’t wait to see you all

    Love you

  10. Jenn permalink
    January 20, 2010 9:54 pm

    Your bringing one home right???

  11. Glenn permalink
    January 21, 2010 7:58 pm

    Jenn,
    We finished our houses today and said goodbye to the village. We had an awesome day!! We built 5 houses altogether and all 5 families accepted Christ or rededicated their lives to Him today. A very moving experience for everyone. It was difficult saying goodbye to them. More than one person said they wished they could take one of the little ones home.

    Paul and Jane are doing great. I lent my little Canon camera to Jane and that cheap-o battery I bought quit working already. I’m glad I brought so many SD-cards along, I’ve given one away to one of the gals and lent one to Paul because he filled his up. Now he has room for over 1800 pics on his little 4Megapixel camera. Have you heard anything from Huntington?

    Well, that’s all for now, time to shower and others are waiting to use the computer.

    Love, Glenn

  12. jenn permalink
    January 21, 2010 9:17 pm

    Talked with Tom today.. everything looks good.. just can’t give us a date yet.. the checks have not arrived yet either.. I can’t wait to see all your pics.. I wish I was there! Getting packed to leave for albums.. it’ll be fun.. bringing Tay’s puter so I’ll be able to talk with you…
    Have a good night sleep

    Love ya
    Jenn

  13. Chuck permalink
    January 21, 2010 11:52 pm

    Hey Glenn!

    Jenn told me of this website and I thought I’d take a look.
    Great job, and thanks for all you’ve done.
    “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”

  14. Monique Mugg permalink
    January 22, 2010 7:26 am

    Can’t wait to see all of the photos! Sounds like you have been working hard. When I returned the camera to your house Thompson immediately started saying “baha!” when we pulled into the driveway! He was very unhappy that you were not there! I will have Dalton send you a message this afternoon. Have a great day!!

  15. Jenn permalink
    January 22, 2010 11:01 am

    I sweetie… made it to Ft Wayne, we are back to the original hotel.. it feels good to be “home”!!
    I’m very proud of you and the work that you’re doing. As Chuck said, God did give you an incredible gift and he will bless you even more for using it to help others..
    Miss you tons

    Love you more
    Jenn

  16. Dalton Hyma permalink
    January 22, 2010 3:13 pm

    Hey Grandpa sorry I couldn’t send you a mesage earlyer …I was grounded because i forgot to take out the garbage. I hope you are having fun.

  17. Glenn permalink
    January 23, 2010 12:14 am

    Dalton,
    Hi! I want you to come on a mission trip like this soon. You won’t believe the things you’ll see. It’s really incredible! I’ll tell you all about it when I get back.

    Today we went to a little village of about 15 families, and gave them medicines and showed them the Jesus film. On the way there we got stuck in traffic because they were paving the road. We were told it would be a 4 hour wait so we turned around and decided to take a longer way through bumpy roads. Then our van broke down out in the middle of nowhere and we sat around for an hour or so until another truck could take us to the village. The truck was an open flat bed with rack sides. We all stood in the back as we rode down these twisting mountain roads. It was a blast! On the way back we got real cold because it was late at night (around 11:30).

    See you soon,
    Love, Grandpa

  18. Glenn permalink
    January 23, 2010 7:56 am

    Jenn,
    Have you had a look at our itinerary for the trip home? We are leaving the base here at around 3am, then flying out around 7 I think. We have a SEVEN HOUR layover in Houston! We will probably check out the possibility of going out of the airport to do something with all of that time. I’m not sure when we’ll arrive home from Detroit.

    Miss you,

    Love, Glenn

  19. Glenn permalink
    January 23, 2010 9:48 am

    Jenn,
    Check out this website: http://www.GlassesForMissions.org

    I thought of you when I learned about this guy. We have these kits here and I’ve been learning about them this morning. I thought of you because the guy behind this is in his 80’s and the construction techniques might be simple enough for some residents to do.

    Love, Glenn

  20. Jenn permalink
    January 23, 2010 8:53 pm

    So your leaving tonight right??
    boy the week went fast!!
    Can’t wait to see you!
    Call me when you get to Houston!
    Miss you much and can’t wait to hear everything!

    love ya
    Jenn

  21. Glenn Z permalink
    January 24, 2010 4:39 pm

    I’ll be heading home soon. I’ve got to get packed yet, but I don’t have that much since I’m leaving most things here. Lord willing, I should be home some time Monday evening.

    It’s difficult to imagine being back home, this has been my home for a week now. Time sort of stands still. A week here seems like much longer than a week at home.

    See you all soon.

    Glenn

  22. Glenn Z permalink
    January 24, 2010 4:41 pm

    Jenn,
    Did you send the link to this blog to Andrew and Amanda? I was hoping to here from them.

    Love, Glenn

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