ER ABROAD ….need some coffee???

•February 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The last day the team worked at the Candelaria Coffee Farm….

A beautiful place with a great staff.  They saw the coffee workers,

their families and the staff…..

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We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.

–Brother Lawrence

ER ABROAD and a Pre-Kinder School/Alotenango

•February 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

 

What a great 2 days visiting a pre-kindergarten school of 300 sweethearts….

When you entered their classroom they greeted you and everyone smiles…

Vicki, the director, has miraculously survived a terrible car accident and was not at the school for a year…she is back and everyone is very happy that she is…..

Welcome to Pre-Kinder…..

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“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child,
and one teacher can change the world.”
– Malala Yousafzai

 

ER ABROAD, Medical Team, Escuintla Garbage Dump

•February 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

BuildinGuate a national organization receives Gleaners

soup from Love Guatemala.  They have a school at the garbage

dump in Escuintla, a city along the Pacific Ocean.

The medical team visited the garbage dump which is now

burning from the methane gas and the people are still

picking through the garbage and living on it….

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“Acts 10:38 says, “See how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth who went about doing good.” He just got up every day and did good. Everywhere he went, even though he had a purpose and he was headed somewhere, he let himself be interrupted by the needs of people. So often we study the steps of Jesus. Maybe we need to study the stops of Jesus. The things that he stopped for, the things that interrupted his plan, where he would alter his plan and help somebody here and there.” 
Joyce Meyer

ER ABROAD, Medical Team, El Ricon

•February 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

A team of 9 doctors and nurses came for 5 days to villages that we work with…..this is the first village they visited….

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Thank you to Dennis, Hallie, Josh, Kate, Celeste, Lynda, Dr. Kia,

Dr. Cynthia, Dr. David and our translators Pedro, Arnoldo, Oscar,

Cristina and Max…….you have blessed many people with your advice, listening ear and hugs….

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No, they don’t all have to use the washrooms….

they are shopping!

What makes the Kingdom come is heartfelt compassion: a way of tenderness that knows no frontiers, no labels, no compartmentalizing, and no sectarian divisions.” Brennan Manning

Out and About in Guatemala

•February 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page….

Just for me????

•February 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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….meet Emo/Nino…..

he is 80 years old and lived as a squatter on a mountain…

He fell a few weeks ago and rolled down part of the mountain…

That is when the staff at the day center for seniors asked if we could provide a

place for him to live….and not on the mountain.

So we went to visit him and then found an apartment (which people from Saskatchewan)

are paying for, packed up his few belongings and he is now enjoying his new home!

With tears he thanked Love Guatemala and God for providing him with this apartment…

Blessings to those of you who have given to this project!

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..thank you to William, Sergio and Claudia for helping us….

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Old and New Friends…..

•February 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

We were to meet friends who are missionaries to some remote villages.

We waited at the designated spot…they did not arrive.  Then the phone call came.

They were stuck in a protest by medical staff from the local hospitals and would not

be able to continue for another 3 hours….what to do???

If we turned around we might be able to find a family that we had worked with

(he was a migrant worker in Canada) 3 years prior.  We had

a 100 cup pot of hot soup in the truck.  We turned around and headed back

and we found their daughter but they had returned to their original home.

This small community of displaced people had been moved by the government 4 years ago

after Hurricane Mitch destroyed their property.  107 families are still displaced.

So we started serving the soup and handing out bags of beans.

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They came with the pots, pans and plastic bowls to enjoy the soup.

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Our friends Ronaldo, Paulina and their family….their daughter called them and it was great

to talk about what happened in the last 3 years and what God was doing in their life…

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They introduced us to Carmen and her boys….

These kids have not been in school for a year as they did not have the money

to pay for uniforms and school supplies…..

We are so happy that a family in Canada is helping get back into school…blessings!

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This is the house and property that they have been paying off instead of

sending their boys to school…..

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows!  Sidney Harris

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
              

Hebrews 13:2

 
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