Tears of Gratitude…

•October 6, 2018 • 1 Comment

When we first met Angel and her two little girls, her mother and 2 nieces

and a nephew, their living conditions were “interesting”.  Angel’s sister had

passed away in January giving birth to a little girl.  The dad left the scene

and no one knows where he is.  Angel and Samuel took in the other three children

and the baby went to live with a neighbor.  The house had dirt floors, no light, the kitchen and Angel and Samuel’s bedroom were made of bamboo and plastic.

With the help of Westside church in Omaha, Nebraska and many others,

 we started construction.

The before and after pics are unbelievable.  They are in awe of the house

they now have.  It is warm, protected from the rain and they have a

shower and toilet…

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Angel said she is living a dream…she had prayed that some day God would

give her a warm house……God answered that prayer.

Faith and Prayer are invisible but they make impossible things

possible.  It is God’s part to do the WONDERS; our part is the simplest:

TO TRUST AND TO PRAY.”  Unknown Author



A GIFT to the CITY….

•September 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Six years ago the Mayor of Jocotenango gave Love Guatemala a

building to be used as a soup kitchen.  This past spring we

moved to the second floor of the building, a new space.

The back wall of the building was very plain, no paint….

Because we do not pay rent we plant trees and flowers, paint and do little

things to enhance the beauty of the market, bus terminal area.

LGC commissioned a local artist to do a mural on the wall.

The wall is 40 feet long and 20 feet high….

Jose was up to the task and what a beautiful mural he and his friends did.

These three guys, Jose, Omar and Mauricio do not use stencils, they

sketch a drawing and then start sketching it on the wall….

The city was more than pleased with the “gift” we gave to them.

“Our talents are the gift that God gives to us…

What we make of our talents is our gift back to God”
Leo Buscaglia  

CONTAINER…..If you Pray, it will be DELIVERED

•September 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

In February, 2017, a 40 foot container of Gleaners soup, blankets,

toys, circular saw, apple pieces, etc was loaded at the FV Gleaners

in Abbotsford, BC.  The idea was that it would arrive in Guatemala

in March and we could continue to feed the people in Guate.

The container arrived, it was emptied into a warehouse because

the organization that was to accept the container did not do the

paperwork.  Consequently no release!

After many hours on the phone, visiting government agencies

and a whole lot of prayer….on Wednesday, September 6th, 2018

the contents of the container where delivered to our warehouse.

We are now able to feed the needy again….Thank you Jesus!

“If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith.” – Charles Spurgeon


•August 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The key to the padlock has been given to Mama Tena, Papa Fernando and their daughter Maria.  With tears of gratitude they entered their new home.  A home built with love as every day Mama Tena would come and greet Nery and Gustavo, raise her hands to heaven and thank God for His many blessings.  From living in a “house” of plastic and bamboo with a dirt floor, a kitchen that was a disaster and a “washroom” that was just plain awful.  They now have a home that is warm, inviting and safe.

Thank you for your financial support and your prayers for this family.

“A house is made with walls and beams,

A home is made with love and dreams”….Author unknown


•August 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

For the past 8 weeks Love Guatemala Canada has been picking up,

sorting, packing up and delivering supplies to the survivors of the volcano eruption.

People from all over the world have been volunteering, donating of time and supplies

to try and give these people their life back.  This life will never be the same.  So many

missing family members, so many hurts, so much grief.

As you will see by the pictures we have been busy purchasing and delivering…..

Thank you for your financial donations……

It is very important for Guatemalans to bury their dead so family and friends

are searching for loved ones and finding partial bodies.  They are being buried in

plastic containers as DNA is not possible for identification.

3000 displaced=1800 dead=1200 missing and presumed dead.


FUEGO….”Talking too much”

•June 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Sunday, June 3, 2018….was a day many of us want to forget. Volcano Fuego(Fire) decided to blow it’s top.  Sitting in my truck on the street waiting for two volunteers outside the hotel it started to rain, not normal rain…it was raining black rain, sand and gravel.  It continued for 4 hours, making the streets slick, everything looked dirty and killing many people,  homes and villages were covered in lava.  People were running for their lives. Fuego was shooting a toxic gas and lava 38,000 feet into the air, lava was moving at 435mph and was 1800F.

At this point, the government has said there are 110 people who have died.  According to the locals it is closer to 1000.  A school of 175 children have only found 30 of the children.  Families have told us that they are missing 50, 12, 3 and the numbers continue, of their family members.

We have worked with the donation center in Alotenango, the worst place hit by lava.  With displaced survivors providing them with mattresses, blankets, pillows, 300lbs of food, health kits, dishes/cutlery, soup pots and a stove, meds, school supplies, 95 grocery gift cards, 50 pairs of shoes, 50 jackets and the list will grow.

We are so grateful to Vikki Hopes for her article in the Abbotsford News on what we are doing in Guatemala.  This article has raised funds for us to provide for the survivors. Thank you to those who just gave because they wanted to help those in need.  We give God the glory for what we can do…we hug, we pray with those affected and tell them that Jesus loves them.


A view from NASA



The Army cleaning the runway…



People running for their lives…


Be Strong…..


This family lost 22 family members



Working with Donatons



A Memorial…


helping with donations

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Dr. Paul…working day and night



2 Firemen were killed…2 Policemen and one CONRED worker.

“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 F. Buscaglia  

“I Speak English”…

•June 18, 2018 • Leave a Comment




What is more fun than teaching English to children???

Teaching English to the police force.  They are so excited to be able to take

English classes every Saturday morning for 4 hours.

Arnoldo says they are very eager to learn.

“Education comes from within; You get it by struggle, effort and thought”.

Napoleon Hill