Water….pure and simple

•May 30, 2017 • Leave a Comment

A family in Canada gave us money to purchase Eco Water Filters….

We had one of our student families in Joco that did not have filtered

water or most of the parents in Chimixiya.

They were excited that now their children would have clean water….

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

CANADIANS….what a team!

•May 29, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

On May 17th, 2017, seven Canadians and one American

arrived at the airport in Guatemala City.  They were here to

build the second storey of the Genesis Project school.

And so it began…..”painting” all the boards with an insecticide to

prevent the critters from eating the wood, from there they went

upstairs and the hammering became…..in 6 days only two walls

needed to be enclosed…..great work team….

Welcome to…..Wayne, Diana, Bill and Joan, Gunnel

Norm, Brittney, Kathy

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Thank you Nery for being patient with the team…..

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Thank you Gustavo, for always smiling….

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THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A NEW SCHOOL…..

The team also handed out toques and scarves to the seniors

in a drop in center….

The gals filled 40 bags of fresh veggies that were given

to the families at the Genesis Project

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Ghandi

Happy Mother’s Day

•May 14, 2017 • 4 Comments

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We tried a new craft and it worked…..the kids had fun decorating

coffee mugs for their moms.  They sang, they told their moms why

they loved them, they ate cookies and each mom went home

with a flat of eggs (not your typical Mothers Day gift) but

when you are hungry, eggs are good.

I LOVE YOU, MOM

We have BOOKS…..

•May 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Love Guatemala Canada is privileged to receive a grant from a

Canadian family Foundation.  For the past 6 years, we have

provided a library to a village school that does not have a library.

This April the school was PAIN (pie een)….

It is a pre-kinder and kindergarten school of 98 children.

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Kids Fiesta

•May 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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April was the month of Easter.  The Junior Leaders  served an Easter lunch to the seniors

at the Drop in Center, helping sort out clothing, books and school supplies.

The Junior Leaders also taught lessons, sang and prayed with the kids.

One of our lessons was about saying NO to Drugs and Alcohol.

Melvyn a Karate Sensei came in and spoke to the kids.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
 

So Proud of the Junior LGC Leaders….

•March 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

While I was back in Canada the Junior Leaders took over Kid’s Fiesta.

They led worship, taught lessons and did a Valentines party

at the senior drop in center.  So when I came back it was so

good to see them still leading….their faith in Christ is strong

and they are using their gifts and abilities to further

His Kingdom….

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Medical Alert…..

•March 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

For three days the ER Abroad Medical Mission team from

the US visited two villages and gave out diagnosis and

 meds….the people were so grateful as they could not

afford to see the doctor or pay for a prescription….

Thank you to Brian, Billie, David, Bob, Carli, Alison, Josh, Dr. David

Dr. Josue, Brad, and our translators: Arnoldo, Diego and Andrea.

The gals who worked the pharmacy:  Kaye and Margaret

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.