Is that SPANGLISH???

•April 1, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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Many schools in the area have started teaching English….the national teachers get their English education off of TV or movies.  Consequently it becomes Spanglish.  Arnoldo teaches English for LGC Monday to Thursday afternoons in our soup kitchen and also for the Genesis project.  Then on Friday morning he teaches the teachers of One Way Community and Saturday he is back in the soup kitchen with another group.  The students are doing well…..we appreciate you Arnoldo!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

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COMMUNTIY…

•April 1, 2019 • Leave a Comment

From delivering food to the moms of our students in Chimixiya, to visiting the soup kitchen in Alotenango (which is still serving 800 bowls a day), providing sewing machines so that these gals can take sewing lessons and then sell what they make to provide for their families, to opening another soup kitchen in Bolo de Oro….that is what happens when Love Guatemala Canada does COMMUNITY!

Faith and works are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith.   Charles Spurgeon

A New Home for ME????

•April 1, 2019 • Leave a Comment

I had the opportunity to meet Barbara in November, 2018. Both of her daughters have never been to school.  The oldest one is deaf and the youngest one hears very poorly.  We wanted to help them have a home that was safe, warm and kept out the rain.  She was so excited as time went on to see the walls up then the roof, then the floor and when the furniture arrived she was in tears.  She kept saying “thank you, thank you so much” over and over again.  Bless those of you that helped make this possible.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”  Martin Luther King

 

The Only Way is ONE WAY

•January 22, 2019 • Leave a Comment

In November I met an organization called One Way Community.  We had received 100 school kits and enough toothpaste and toothbrushes for each child, from the Women’s Circle at the Willingdon church.  It was great to give these to One Way so that their children could have school supplies.  One Way now has 200 children attending their tudor school.

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“Make each new day count by helping someone or by just making someone smile”  Catherine Pulsifer

Three Little Boys….

•January 22, 2019 • 2 Comments

Before Nery and Gustavo took their Christmas vacation we built a house for Marta and her three little boys.  Marta is a widow and her boys are 6, 3, 1.5 years old.  Marta’s 3 year old has cancer and is on kidney dialysis.

Marta was given a house by another organization that did some “not so good” construction.  So we came in and put a concrete curb around the inside and outside of the home.  We then boarded out the entire inside to make it warmer, built a new washroom, and provided beds for the family.

“Only in giving are you able to receive more than what you already have”.  Jim Rohn

 

Graduates….

•November 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We had a lot of fun celebrating our grads in Chimixiya.  We could not go to the village

because of road construction so we all me in the next town….diplomas, gifts and cake

It was great to see them enjoying this special time together.

We were also very proud of Nery and Gustavo who took three grades in two years

and graduated with a diploma in Grade 9.  They will continue on to high school.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”   Malala

Artists….

•November 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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We were given the space or a soup kitchen 6 years ago by the mayor of the city.

Because we do not pay rent we plant trees, paint or plant flowers.

When the kitchen was moved in January, 2018, we had a very ugly white wall behind

the soup kitchen.  This wall is 40 feet long by 20 feet high….what to do????

I found out that there was a mural artist in the area and when I contacted him,

after the initial shock of the size he drew a sketch for me….

Jose and his crew are so gifted….they paint by hand and have an 8 x 10

sketch book that they look at periodically.

We and the city were so pleased with the end result….Mother Earth,

Mayan culture.  The hand represents Love Guatemala seeding love, joy,

peace and forgiveness to the new generation.

My favourite is the “kitty” ……found in the Peten.