English Library

•November 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

The Canadian team that came in October brought 100+ English books for an English tutor school in Pastores.  Alicia, the director and her students were very excited to have the team read to them.  The school will now have books to enhance their English vocabulary.

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty.

It should be offered as a gift.” —Kate DiCamillo

 

Transciones and Pizza

•November 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Transciones is located in San Felipe, Guatemala.  The organization builds wheelchairs.  The guys that work on the wheelchairs are all in wheelchairs.  Joel that works with the prosthetics is the only employee that is not in a wheelchair.

We gave them a Christmas pizza party.  Those employees who have children in school each received a school kit for their child and or a toy/blanket for their child.  Each of the employee guys received a Canadian hat and a pair of sun glasses.  Each of the gals received a gift bag as well.

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

School Supplies…

•November 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

LGC is thankful for the school supplies that were donated by the women’s group of Willingdon church in Vancouver.  We made 210 school kits and handed out 185 at the school in El Rodeo.  The children and their families were excited to have them for the coming school year starting in January.  We also provided a snack for the children to enjoy.

Pancakes, Pancakes and more Pancakes

•November 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

An early Christmas Pancake breakfast for the police force of Jocotenango.  Lots of pancakes, ham, and coffee.  They always enjoy the “real” coffee with “real” milk.  Each police officer received a gift of a health kit and a pair of socks.

“Riches without charity are nothing worth. They are a blessing only to him who makes them a blessing to others.”  Henry Fielding

 

Congratulations……..

•November 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

It is always great to celebrate with our students recognizing their accomplishments.

This year we had 19 students graduate from middle school, high school and university.

They will all be furthering their education except for our university grad who will begin her teaching career in January, 2020.

Thank you to those of you who sponsor students.  For those of you who are interested in sponsoring a student the cost is $50.00/month/ student.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

 

Vitamins, Medicine, Hugs and more…

•October 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

The ERAbroad team from Florida and Illinois arrived with 16 medical staff.  They worked in San Luis Nuevo and Alotenango.  400+ people were blessed to be seen by a doctor and received vitamins and other meds if needed.  They waited for hours as their number would soon be called.  With smiles on their faces and meds in hand they left feeling that they had been loved and blessed.

“Imagine what our neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”  Mr. Rogers

A House on the Hill

•October 20, 2019 • 1 Comment

The family of Sender, Dalmi and Rosaria lived in a plastic house with a dirt floor. They did not have a bathroom but ran up the hill to grandma’s house.  The hill was steep and when it rained it was almost not usable.

They are so very grateful for the warm home that they have been given.

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility.  It is easy to say “it is not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem”. Then there are those who see the need and respond.  I consider those people my heroes.”  Mr. Rogers