Yes! We’re due to have a baby in Guatemala about May 15th. We’re very excited and learning all we can about having a baby in Guatemala! We see this news as a blessing to our family and to the ministry because of the potential this gives for more genuine interactions with people
Here’s a nice article from long-term travelers who were in Guatemala with their baby and the interactions they were able to have because of their baby:
Guatemala has proven to be a good country for traveling with a baby. Strangers walk up to us often and ask if they can hold her, if Petra starts crying on a bus, someone — both women and men — will usually start playing with her to make her happy again, and if we are sitting in a restaurant and Petra starts to get bored and cranky a waitress will usually come up and take our baby from us so we can finish eating.
“You know how when you are in the States and a baby starts crying in public people give you dirty looks? Well they don’t do that here, they come up and play with your baby and try to make her stop crying.