Out and About in Guatemala…

•November 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

Cesare Pavese

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Three Women with Servant Hearts…

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Three women from the Fraser Valley came and served for 8 days..

They got to see culture, experience hugs and tears, pack food, serve soup

and pancakes, sort through school supplies and clothing…

just a glimpse into what Love Guatemala does

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Packing food for the community…

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…helping in the soup kitchen




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…sorting through school supplies and clothing..

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…how do you make tortillas????


Thank you for my blanket….

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Casa Maria…care home


Visiting sponsored students….

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Feeding the police, army and Federales a pancake breakfast…

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Everyone needs to try a Choco Banano….

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Thank you to Pat, Elsie and Fredene for your servant hearts…

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want

happiness for a day, go fishing.  If you want happiness for a year,

inherit a fortune.  If you want happiness for a lifetime

help somebody.”  Chinese Proverb

Medical Team….ER ABROAD

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A team of doctors and nurses visit Guatemala in February and October.

They are from Illinois….this October they visited Escuintla

garbage dump school, CIEN PAIN school in Jocotenango

and Chimixiya.  The people were so grateful for the medical advice,

meds and concern that they showed…

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Thank you to Yolanda, John, Mona, Christina, Billie, Kane

Dennis, Erin, Amanda, Cynthia, Kate,

Jessica and Sue Ellen….

Our translators….Arnoldo, Cristina, Ezra, Diego, Marleni

Our van drivers….Manuel

Our Junior Love Guatemala….Pedro, Carolina and Beverly

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens

of another”  Charles Dickens

Independence Day….September 15th…

•November 15, 2015 • 2 Comments

Guatemala always celebrates in style…

September 15th is Independence Day….everyone has the day off, unless

you own a store and would prefer to make money that day.

I took the morning and watched parades, bands, and people….

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Working in the Community….

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Because we do not pay rent for the soup kitchen building we

compensate by doing other things in the LLanos area where

the soup kitchen is located….like painting.  This fall we painted

not we as in Nery and Mario painted for 2 weeks.  The outside of the soup

kitchen, the inside and all the exterior walls of the market….even the

mayor came and thought it was “excellent”…  We provide pinatas, Christmas

gifts, community party food, vitamins and a host of other things…

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We added two iron benches in memory of Philip….


These are just a few of Love Guatemala’s “crazy” people who

cook, paint, build and love on the people….

Mario, Nery, Claudia, Sandra, Cristina and Manuel


…Diego and Mariela

(she also makes the best choco bananos)

“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.”
Jodi Picoult    

Containers…large, roomy and available

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When Love Guatemala purchased a lot and had the containers

delivered, we did not know how convenient this would be.

One of the containers holds the soup and other community

supplies.  The second container holds all of our construction


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Poverty in Guatemala is one of the leading causes of chronic malnutrition. While over half of the country lives in poverty, the rates are even more dramatic for the indigenous population and children. Approximately 75 per cent of indigenous people are considered poor, compared to 36 per cent of non-indigenous people. Among children, 59.2 per cent of those under age 18 live in poverty and 19 per cent live in extreme poverty. Chronic malnutrition is a serious ongoing concern for children in Guatemala. It affects 49 per cent of the population under age 5.4 The gaps between urban and rural areas are considerable; while in rural areas the chronic malnutrition level is 52 per cent, in urban areas it is 29 per cent. Only 50 per cent of children 0–5 months old are exclusively breastfed.5 Chronic malnutrition is aggravated in times of floods, drought and other natural disasters, as crops are lost and family income decreases. Access to basic social services such as health, safe water and sanitation is disrupted and school attendance is limited in emergencies. Not surprisingly, Guatemala continues to be one of the countries in the region with the highest mortality rate during the drought season.   UNICEF

Kid’s Fiesta….Enjoying Route 66

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When we started Route 66 we realized that the children only knew

the books of the Bible and not what was in them….

They have enjoyed learning about Genesis to the Song of Solomon…

Learning truths about the power, strength and love of God…

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If we don’t teach our children to follow Christ,

the world will teach them not to.


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