•August 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

My daughter and her boys were visiting from Canada and I took them to the garbage dump

area of Escuintla.  Friends from BuildinGuate work with the people on the dump, feeding

them and providing studies at the local school.

They wanted to dedicate an area on some land that they bought.  The land will have 10 houses, a medical

clinic, a feeding center and a ministry center.

They also wanted to dedicate an area under this tree for a playground in memory

of Philip.  “Parque de Abrazos”….the Park of HUGS….

We cried and then blessed the area with a prayer of dedication…..

A cross was hung on the tree as a symbol of Philip’s love for the Lord….

Thank you to Oscar and his many volunteers who have done an amazing work

in this area…..




“One day someone is going to hug you so tight

that all your broken pieces are going to stick back together”

Lunch is Served…..

•June 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Love Guatemala has been partnering with BuildinGuate

and providing soup for the people that they work with on the garbage dump

in Escuintla, near the Port of San Jose.

These people live and work on the garbage dump…

It was very hot and humid on the day we served soup….

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We can READ….

•June 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

Love Guatemala delivers a library a year to village schools…

This year our school was Casa Angelina orphanage in the village

of Tululche.  1200 books were delivered and excitedly gone

through by the children and the director….

Happy Reading….








Please can I take this book home????


I just love to read!!

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” 

Harry S. Truman


What a wonderful surprise….

•June 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

This school, known as Esperanza (hope) was given school supplies

by the grade 3 class of Upper Sumas Elementary, in Abbotsford, BC

It was a surprise to the teacher and her students who all happily

opened the much needed bins….

How excited can you get about pencils, crayons, paper, etc???



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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his

influence stops”  Henry Adams


•June 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

When the container arrived and we got to start emptying the boxes

we had fun delivering the 80+ blankets that had been made by

loving hands at the Yarrow MB church ladies group…

We delivered them to the students in Chimixiya…

Many of the children said that “I will be warm tonight”.

Even the director needed to be warm at night…

We then gave out food to the parents of the students that are sponsored…

This little gal is 85 years old, lives a lone and was very happy

when we stopped by and give her some food….we visit her every other month


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Philippians 4:19

Bus Drivers…on your mark, get set, GO

•June 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Our bus drivers that take 17 minutes to drive the route from

Los Llanos to Antigua are paid very little…they need to pay the

gas, the owner, the extortionist and if they are lucky after the bills are

paid…they can take some home to feed their families….

So again, we try to encourage them, pray for them and tell them that

Jesus loves them…

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Prayer changes things.

Pancakes for our Police Officers….

•June 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

We want to show appreciation to our police force so we give

them pancake breakfasts…in June we fed 30 police officers.

They came, they hugged, they cried, they shared….

Many of them did not want to leave as they talked about what Philip

had meant to them….so I (Judy) told them that I would still pray for

them and their families.  But I knew that the greatest thing that could happen

in their lives was to give their heart to Jesus Christ….

The Police Chief, Josen, then told me how much they had appreciated

Philip and that is why they had carried his casket and been a part of the

procession to the cemetery.  He said that when Philip spoke about

the Lord Jesus Christ that they all knew that he also lived what he believed.

We hugged and they needed to get back to work….

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Almighty God we pray to you
In heaven up above
Watch over our dear police officers
And protect them with your love. Please guide them as they keep us
safe both day and night
And hold them firmly in your care
should danger come their way.

Give them true strength and courage
As they serve til duty’s end
And one more thing to ask dear Lord
Protect their family and their friends.


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