Abby Grit

Abby Grit


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  • 1. Grandma Grit  |  July 19, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    HEY ABS!

    Didn’t get to say goodbye today, but will follow your days in Guate. Sounds like you will not get much sleep on Monday night. We will pray for some rest on the plane and also for smooth arrival through customs, as Dan has asked us to do. Do tell Dan and Heidi who your grandparents are, though they may recognize the Grit name. This morning at Camp Geneva’s church we met Erin, the intern for Dan and Heidi, parents. Her mom and I taught together for the Christian Learning Center. Julile was in Guate last week. Also, her sister Kara is on the kitchen staff at Camp Geneva. By the way this is called “Dutch Bingo!” Bet this impresses you, NOT! TeeHee!! 🙂

    Anyway have a great time, updae often and we will try to write you too.

    love and kisses – grandpa and grandma

  • 2. Kim Dickson  |  July 20, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Hey Abs
    I Miss you already. I know you will have a fantastic time. Just do all a favor, be yourself and have fun. Take in the whole experience and know you are helping others. I Love you and am here for you.


  • 3. Kim Dickson  |  July 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    hope you are enjoying yourself. I love you.

  • 4. Grandma Grit  |  July 21, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Can’t wait to get an update. I guess you went to La Bendicion until Thursday. So, I suppose we won’t get any updates until then. I understand there are coldish showers there, but that they will be warm when you get to the base. Hope that you are having a great time and learning how to be “builders!” How was that “pink” stucko? Did you get it in your hair and on your shoes??? Also, hope you are enjoying the kids and have lots of candy for them.
    Thinking about you and praying for you and your friends as you work building houses and building relationships to glorify the KING!

    love, grandma

  • 5. Lexi Grit  |  July 21, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Hey big sis,
    I miss you and hope that you are having a great time. Oh, yeah your horse is doing good in case u where wondering.
    sis. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    p.s. Dad and animal’s miss u to.

  • 6. Steve Colthorp  |  July 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm


    I’m sure you’re having a fantastic time, so soak it all in — it will come and go very quickly! I know it was for me when we went to Nicaragua . . . it’s eye-opening, fun, hard work, and best of all it allows you to see a whole ‘nuther culture, especially if there are kids around that want to play. 😉

    Be blessed, and be a blessing.

    Uncle Steve

  • 7. Kim Dickson  |  July 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm


    Hope you are not getting eaten by masquito’s or any other creepy crawlies down there. Hope you are enjoying the life learning experience. I hope you are coming to realize you really dont have it so bad in life. We all love you very much and miss you.


  • 8. Grandma Grit  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Another day,.. those houses must almost be built by now as dedication is on Thursday. In my mind I can see your group surrounding the houses and seeing the new owners excited to “move in!” Praying that the new owners have seen your hands as the hands of Jesus and accept Him into their hearts. What a great opportunity to be part of such a great experience!

    Nothing much new here except a sleep-over with Will, Katie, Karissa, Karlie and LEXI! The kids are all in one room having a great time. Hope they get some sleep! I bet you sleep at night, as you are probably exhausted from all that construction work.

    Love and Kisses, Grandma

  • 9. Kim Dickson  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm


    I have a message to pass on to you from your big sis! She is thinking of you and hope you are having a great time. Also she loves you and misses you!!!!!!!!!

    love mom

  • 10. Colleen, Rebecca and Seth  |  July 23, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Hey, Abby! We’ve been thinking of you and you are in our prayers along with everyone else this week! God Bless!
    Colleen, Rebecca and Seth

  • 11. Kim Dickson  |  July 23, 2009 at 6:31 am

    sounds like you have been very very busy! hope you all are hanging in there. I am sure you are all feeling very tired and soar by now. Cant wait to hear from you about your adventures.
    Love you

  • 12. The Boumas  |  July 23, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Hi Abby, This is the first time we have looked you up. We hope you are having fun and enjoying your time in Guatemala. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
    The Boumas

  • 13. Lexi Grit  |  July 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hey Abs,
    How u doing. Good or bad . well i am doing good. Katie just woke up from a nap and will is still asleep.

  • 14. Karlie Wyma  |  July 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm


    This says i miss abby and come back soon and come back soon love karie granpa katie abby and karissa

  • 15. Katie Colthorp  |  July 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Katie 3 1/2
    This says have fun
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  • 16. abby  |  July 23, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    thanks to everyone who wrote me. it has been so great that everyone has been praying for me. the building was fun and i have lots of stories that im coming home with. i have had a great time and i miss you all. i luv you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 17. Grandma Grit  |  July 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Hey ABS!

    Was excited to have a message from you Abby. Sounds like you are having a great time. Hopefully you have lots of pictures of trhe house you built and of the family who moved into it. Can’t wait to hear your stories.

    Read that the base had rain on Thursday. Wondering how the roads were. I remember them being the worst I had ever been on, buit also kinda fun to tell about once we were home. If it rained they would be even more challenging. 🙂

    Will continue to pray for you as you do the medical clinics and play with the kids. I loved that time, as the kids were really cute. I also remember how chilly it got at night. Couldn’t believe that Guate is so near the equator.

    Have fun your last couple of days and again be blessed!

    love, grandma

  • 18. amy  |  July 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Hey Abby-
    Sounds like you guys are doing well. Katie has friends who were adopted from Guatemala and she was excited to hear you were going there. We’ll be praying that things continue to go well.


  • 19. Colleen, Rebecca and Seth  |  July 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful time and we can’t wait to hear stories! Blessings and safe travel on the way home! Colleen, Rebecca and Seth.

  • 20. kim dickson  |  July 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Abby

    Love the pics and cant wait to hear about your adventures. have a great last couple of days. Have a safe trip home!!!!! Call when you get home so I won’t worry but you can wait to tell me about your adventures untill you are well rested.

    I love you

  • 21. CamieCakes  |  July 24, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Good Job Say Hi to Shannon weaver
    tell her from Camiecakes

  • 22. Abby  |  July 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    yea it has been raining mostly at night and the roads are bizzar. they are nothing like the roads back home. i cant wait to see everyone again and i miss you all.

  • 23. Grandpa Grit  |  July 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Did you ride in the Ford 15 passenger 2 Wheel drive van that I drove from Minneapolis to Dan’s house in Hamilton? Are you still smiling? 🙂 I am smiling thinking about you. 🙂 Praying for a safe trip and lots of memories.
    Love, Grandpa

  • 24. Abby  |  July 25, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Yes that is the van i have been riding in the whole time. i have not once rode in the other one. seeing everyone makes me smile and everything down here is really cool how could you not smile. i have talked to dan, erin and karen and they all remember you and grandma. we have one day left of doing meds and then were going to the market and then coming home monday.

  • 25. Grandma Grit  |  July 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Sounds like an awesome adventure. YEP, the roads….they will live on in your memory. Want to take the Grand Am there and give it a lesson in what not to drive on? Maybe u’d best take the Tempo. It wouldn’t even notice the bumpity, bump. ONE rock, One hole, One rock, one hole. One hill… YEP that’s Guate!!! Don’t you love how they pass each other too…around curves, up hills, down hills, just whenever someone thinkd someone else is going too slow!!!

    Then there’s the laundry markets, or something like that. I remember the circle of women to laundry in a big pond or something. Must have been the laundromat!

    Have fun with the kids tonight at the clinic. Paint lots of nails, give lots of candy, and share Jesus’ love.
    LOVE to u and the whole team.


  • 26. Angela Grit  |  July 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I Love you and I miss you lots! I know you’re not down there for much longer, but I bet you are having a blast! I am so jealous of you right now although I love my job here! I can’t wait to hear all about it sometime soon but you will have to write me an email or a letter about it! My friend Kara VanOrdt had her family just come back from where you are right now! I think her sister is working down there right now.

  • 27. Abby  |  July 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    yea its been a blast i luv and miss you to big sister and ask Kara if her sisters name is Erin cause if it is then there related and erin told me her sister works in the kitchen at geenva. cant wait to see you all.

  • 28. Lexi Grit  |  July 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Hey sis,
    How is everything going? How many poeple did you meet? How many houses did you make? I love you and miss. Dad says hi and that you better be good.
    Love, lexi

  • 29. Grandma Grit  |  July 26, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Waiting to hear that you are back in the good ‘le USA. Praying for safe travels and great connections. Anxious to hear your story! Taken any cute kids with ya?

    Love, Grandma

  • 30. Abby  |  July 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    i met a lot of people and all together we made 4 houses. today we went to the market and i got lots of goodies for people. cant wait to see you so i can show you pictures. i met karen and took a picture with her just for you grandma.

  • 31. amy colthorp  |  July 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Hope your last night in Guat. is fun and spirit filled. Some of the mission trips I went on changed my life forever- can’t wait to hear about the week.


  • 32. Grandma Grit  |  July 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Welcome home!

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