On the Road to Quiacquix….

Several months ago we met Juan….works in his village and the surrounding

villages with 70+ widows.  He was very intersted in our chicken coop project.

So we decided that we would build one and deliver it to the village let

them see what it was all about……

The village is

..Evan and Miguel cutting the mesh for the chicken coop…

..on the road and climbing…

..Judy found it interesting that these two ladies were in the back

of the truck and there were three guys in the front….

to which the guys replied “what’s wrong with that!”

…excuse me do you realize that your bus is travelling 90kms/hour…

what are you doing????

…ok, we get it…..someone is getting off at the next stop and you

need to get down their stuff…..yikes!

….the city of Totonicapan….

…we are now at 9100 feet above sea level…

 

 

…they were not kidding…..

…follow that truck….thank goodness for 4×4….

..don’t know what to do with unused desks????..

..many adobe houses..

…meet Raquel….she is four….she also has memorized alot of scriptures…

Raquel’s grandfather Miguel, is one of the director’s of the widow project….

..time to unload the chicken coop….

We set it up at Miguel’s house so that the women can see what

this project is all about….although we are now considering

building a chicken barn instead of 70 coops….

…Miguel….

…After we put the vitamins into the water, Juan asked

if he drank it would he become as tall as the Canadians???..

…the chicks have a new home…

..Pastor Obispo came to see what the project was about….

He told us that he had been a religious pastor for several years,

and then he allowed God to open his eyes and his heart….

and now he only preaches “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”!

…Miguel’s daughter….

…this little gal was walking home from school playing with her sweater…

…an adobe washroom….you are right…there is no roof!…

…alot of the houses have blue or green coloured glass windows….

…farming on a hill….

..up to Juan’s house for lunch…we are now at 8220 feet above sea level…

..Juan’s family….

…heading back down….

..this is about half of the group of widows that meet every other

week…due to space….for Bible study..

…some of the women did a drama for us about Mary and Martha….

Many of these women are Catholic but come for the teaching and the community…

…the women are checking out the chicken coop….

..some of the kids were playing soccer after school….

..this little gal avoided playing by climbing a tree..

…then it was off to the market to buy some food…

…got a sweet tooth????

 Guatemalans here go through 5lbs in 10 days….

…would you like to buy a beautiful blouse?????

…time to unload the beans, rice, oil and sugar at the church for the widows…

…the pastor and his family gave us a wonderful lunch and then

sang for us in Quiche’….he speaks on the radio station and his

family presents the music

….please pray for Juan and Celestina as they serve the widows

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,

 I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”

Mother Teresa

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~ by LUVSENT on March 5, 2011.

2 Responses to “On the Road to Quiacquix….”

  1. The little girl in yellow, should be Miss February on your calendar!
    P/s You must have very strong constitutions for travel in the high country! You didn’t show any pictures of how close to the edge you were….

  2. yes…I think she should be…cute and innocent.
    Actually we have worked at 7600 feet for many years and the only time we got out of breath was leaving Juan’s house…the climb back to the truck…we chalked it up to old age!!!!
    Actually the only time we had a real edge was backing out of an area that we could not turn around in….and it was on my side!!!
    Thank you for reading and commenting on our blog.
    Bless you….Judy

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