Jim volunteered for his first trip to Guatemala after retiring from Doane College where he was a professor of mathematics for 30 years. Experiencing the Guatemalan culture, by meandering the streets of Antigua, walking the paths in Xepatan, and lending support to the masons building the houses, helps to appreciate and understand our own world. Jim has been back to Xepatan three times since that first trip and the last trip his wife Pat also joined the group. To see the joy of a family when their house is dedicated is rewarding; their gratitude and hospitality is very humbling. Jim currently resides in Crete, Nebraska and enjoys time with family, traveling, fishing, golfing and kite-flying.