In Memory…..

•May 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

April 13th, 2015 will always be etched in our minds as a very sad day….

That day God called Philip home to heaven….

We, as a family, have tried to move from the why question to the what question.

What good can come out of this?  Knowing that many people have accepted

the Lord through his death is our consolation for a life well lived.

Philip’s heart was that of a servant. He was genuinely curious about the people he met, and would sit and talk with everyone until he knew who they were and why their lives had them to the place he met them. He was generous with his time, offering to help in whatever way he could, whether it was renovating a house, building a deck, or offering a patient and listening ear. Philip’s love for the forgotten and ignored was evident when he spoke with people on the street, with bus drivers, with police, with alcoholics and anyone with whom he came in contact. This love that Philip exhibited came from his strong conviction that Jesus came to save the lost and he and  Judy lived this conviction every day in their ministry in Guatemala.


“We have the privilege of serving Jesus himself every time we feed a hungry belly,each moment we give dignity to someone who has none left, when we acknowledge the value of a convict because he is a human being, when we share our extreme excess with those who have nothing, when we love the forsaken and remember the forgotten. Jesus is there.” (Hatmaker)

More Soup for Those Who are Hungry….

•April 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It took 6 extra weeks for the container of Gleaners soup

to get here….with a lot of willing and hardworking volunteers

it was unloaded….Love Guatemala cannot thank them enough

for their willingness to help us in our time of grief…

Bless all of you for your servant hearts….11148587_1004629189562362_4204576138522888508_n

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“Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” Anonymous

Alberta meets Guatemala..

•April 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

19 compassionate for Christ people descended upon Guatemala

from Alberta, Canada the middle of April.  They not only hugged and loved a lot of people

but they also visited several places Love Guatemala works.  LG did get them to do some

physical labor….lots of sunshine =lots of burnt skin…but they left knowing that God had

changed their lives by “seeking those who are lost”….

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Thank you for coming and working under unknown circumstances…Your attitude and

work ethics were awesome….you touched the hearts of many.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie

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….


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


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