BuildinGuate meets Love Guatemala

•October 18, 2014 • 1 Comment

On October 20th we met the people who direct the organization BuildinGuate….

They love to help their people and love Jesus…

We travelled with them to Escuintla to feed Gleaners soup,

check out the school that they have adopted, and meet the people that they help.

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This the great view when travelling to Escuintla….lots and lots of palm trees

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and this is what we saw when we crossed the bridge to the village…

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…the smell of garbage in 31 degree weather with 98% humidity…..

fortunately they told us the rain had taken away a lot of the smell….

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Cutting up the raw veggies to add to the soup…

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…A way if life here….

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..Several people brought their own containers….

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…Are they going to pray soon???  I am hungry….

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Soup is almost ready to be handed out…

We need bowls….anyone want to donate some????

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..Oh, this is soooooooooo good!

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one of the houses that BuildinGuate has built..

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..some of the sweethearts that live in the houses…

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…the government was going to shut down the school until BuildGuate came in and now

has adopted the school….

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King: 40 I tell you this: whenever you saw a brother or sister hungry or cold,

whatever you did to the least of these, so you did to Me.  Matthew 25:40

Thank you Gleaners….

•September 5, 2014 • 2 Comments

In May, two days before we returned to Canada, we met Emilio….a young man who was involved in a national, Christian organization “BuildinGuate”.  This organization helps families who work and live on the city dump in Esquintla(a port city).  We gave them 38 cases of soup to help feed the 150 kids…they love the soup….

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This is home to 150 kids….anyone interested in helping sort through the garbage….

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Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.

Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor

for helping us to love God better because of them.

Mother Teresa

PACKING UP…..

•August 28, 2014 • 1 Comment

Love Guatemala is preparing a team to arrive in Guatemala November 12th for a 10 day adventure in Guatemala…

We have packed the bags for the team and the boxes for the container that will be shipped in January, 2015.

 

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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. ~Henry Ford

 

 

NEW SHOES…..

•August 28, 2014 • 1 Comment

We work with Buckner International that has access to free shoes for kids….so….
the kid’s at Kid’s Fiesta were very excited to find out that they would get new shoes…

 

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Kid’s Fiesta and Amor Guatemala worship team…

•May 17, 2014 • 2 Comments

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…Genesis is cramming to learn her Bible verse…

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…Ana Lucia…

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…the Mother’s Day craft…

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…Lord’s Supper craft…

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…some of our regulars….

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…the Love (Amor) Guatemala Worship team…

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…thank you… Christian, Jogly, Daniel, Samuel, Manuel,

Pablo, Will, Joel, Luis

The best Guatemalan/Canadian worship team!

“God is trying to call us back to that for which He created us, to worship Him and to enjoy Him forever”—A. W. Tozer

The HOUSE that LOVE BUILT….

•May 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

In January we met with Anita and her family, checked out her property and starting talking plans to build her a house…..the construction started March 31st and was completed May 14th….

How excited were the family???  When Anita would come and visit all she did was stand in the doorway and say “thank you God, thank you God”.  Javier, 11, came into his room and with tears in his eyes said “mama, I have a bed, mama, I have a bed”.  This is worth it all! A very grateful family to God and to all of you that helped finance this house.

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…the property has a wire fence with 2 rows of barbed wire ….

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…it is always fun to go shopping…

inside the van is another bed, and 6 chairs….

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…a fiesta was held to bless the house…

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…the neighbors brought in the food….

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…it is not a fiesta unless you have Coke and Pepsi…

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…did someone say there was food????

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…the chefs…

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…oh, this was so good!”

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…the neighbor kids with Javier and Juan Jose…

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…Alex, a new friend…

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WELCOME TO MY NEW HOUSE!

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and this, to

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..THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!”

“It’s not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
― Leo Buscaglia….

Anita’s House….Almost Complete

•May 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

It is great to have different people working on the house..

Anita has visited the house many times and always has a smile on her face

and many, many

“thank you! It is beautiful!”

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..Diego, works for ReMax and volunteers once a week…

It was great to have him join us…

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…working on the washroom and laundry room

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…Don Jose, who messed up the rope????

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…we need more water….

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…and more water…

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….doing some yard clean up…

This tree is known as the Witch tree….in the Mayan culture after you have showered

you take a branch and slap yourself with the branch to ward off evil spirits…

Anita asked that we remove all the Witch trees from the property….

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…looking better…

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…Bucket brigade….

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…Felipe, did you say more sand???

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…it is starting to take shape….

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..yes there is a Guatemalan under that sheet of plywood…

Thank you to Home Hardware, in Abbotsford, and the Konrad family

for donating the plywood…

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…the ceiling has a layer of plywood, insulation and then lamina (metal roofing)…

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…Jogly, does not like heights…so that is why he is standing against the wall…

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…Manuel is starting the fence post holes…

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…Luis is working on the lid for the sewer hole…

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…the fence is done…with 3 rows of barbed wire…

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…Skylights are in the salon and kitchen

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…Jose, the electrician and his helper…

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…The washroom and laundry room are ready for the floor…

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…definitely a Canadian….

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…let’s get the floors done…

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…a great part of building for Anita is that she brought us a great lunch….

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…enjoying lunch in the outside dining room!…

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…coffee break…in the staff room!!!

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…giving away veggies and wooden cars to the neighbors…

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…a few more days and this will be complete….

(the second story is the neighbor’s house)

“Real, true religion from God the Father’s perspective is about caring for the orphans and widows who suffer needlessly and resisting the evil influence of the world.” James 1:27

 

 
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