I spoke with Daniel on the phone this afternoon. He met several others at the TX-MX border who are on their way to Guatemala, too, so they are travelling together. Safety in numbers! While in the States, he was given a gas clothes dryer, which he is bringing down with him. (Woo-hoo!)
It was strapped onto the back of our little car, and weighed it down quite a bit, making it difficult to drive over speed-bumps and potholes. A couple with whom he is travelling noticed the problem, and said they needed some weight on their pick-up to stabilize it, so they put the dryer on the pick-up, and the car is handling much better on the road.
The Lord has really blessed Daniel on this trip, and I'm so thankful he's not travelling all alone!