Kid’s Fiesta

•July 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”
  — Dwight L. Moody, evangelist

MAKE THAT BED…..

•July 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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The Bomberos (Firemen) in Antigua did not have any blankets, sheets or pillows

so Love Guatemala outfitted 14 beds…..they were so grateful….

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need;

the remainder is needed by others. ~Saint Augustine

Time to Feed the Hungry….

•July 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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We love to feed the bus drivers…..and they love to be fed….

200+ pancakes, ham and coffee…..perfect to start their run for the day…

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It is always exciting to visit our friends in Chimixiya,

These women have become very precious to us and it has taken years before they have trusted us enough to ask for prayer…..

The House that Love Built….

•May 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment

We had met Lucrecia and her family several years ago.

They are a family of 11 living in a metal shack with dirt floors.

The women all make tortillas and try to sell them.

Some days are good others, not so good for sales.

There were 6 people sleeping in one bedroom.  A widow and her daughter (11),

her son (17) and two brothers (38 and 39) and grandma Lucrecia.

The other room had a son and his wife and their 3 boys.

We called the children together and said “who owns the land?”

Lucrecia does….that was a very good start.  Love Guatemala would like to build you a house.  With you helping as much as you can, we can do this….lots of tears.

So….in the Beginning…..

THANK YOU to the three dudes in the last picture.  They worked

long days in the heat, they worked hard and the end result was

a home built with love.

THANK YOU  to those of you who financially supported this project.

Bless you…..if you were here you would be hugged by the entire family.

When we gave them the keys, we prayed a prayer of blessing

on the family and upon the house.

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Renovating…..

•February 28, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Love Guatemala visited Carmen and Juan Carlos in

January.  We talked about their four boys in school,

how the family was doing all the while observing what they

were living in.  The dirt floors, the holey ceiling and walls.

We asked them if we could renovate their house so that it was

warmer and more comfortable.  The tears flowed as they told

us that they are both prayed months prior that God would send

someone to help them with their home…

In three weeks, Nery, Rafael and Sergio had a new home for them.

This was the old house……the last pic is the washroom…
The starting of the new…

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Thank you Nery, Rafael, Sergio and the family who donated the funds to

to make this happen….bless you….

Doctors + Nurses=Happy Patients

•February 28, 2016 • Leave a Comment

For 5 days the ER Abroad team from Illinois ministered to the sick and the lonely.

                  The first two days were spent at the San Gabriella school near Escuintla.

The next two days were at the Open Door village and the last day was at Esperanza

school in Jocotenango.

“Today, I challenge you to pay it forward. You don’t need to save a village—
only one lost soul. Be the reflection of Christ and shine His light.
The cost is little, but the reward is rich.”   Dana Arcuri

Concrete Floors….

•January 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment

IMG_4218IMG_4216IMG_4214 - Copy34IMG_4297IMG_4304IMG_4302IMG_4301Many of the people that we work with live in houses that

have dirt floors…that is where all the disease is…

“Diarrhea is one the most prevalent illnesses young children in the developing world face, but by replacing dirt floors with impermeable and cleanable surfaces, like concrete, we can reduce the risk of diarrhea and infection by 50% and 75% respectively. “

We can only put in the concrete floor if the family owns the home.

So one of the student sponsors financially supported the floors we put into

Selvin’s home….we also provided new bedding, a table and chairs and

shelves….they were so grateful….

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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