We are in complete awe of the success from the cake auction! Last week, I made a budget to spend $3500 to feed the families at the school. We were very careful about choosing food that provide lots of nutrients and protein. Due to the increase prices on food, we were over budget by about … More Cake Auction Success!
We look into the eyes of a young, single mother who has only known the harsh reality of poverty. We watch her love on her five small children and do the best she knows how to do. For years we have watched her struggle to provide food for her family on a daily basis. This … More Food for a Week!
This post will be long as I try to recap all of the events taken place over the past week. We were excited to have a team of 37 people from 4 different states come to serve alongside us. They were extremely busy with lots of different activities. Here is a summary of the past … More A Week of G.R.A.C.E.
Last night we had the privilege of celebrating the 15th birthday for 6 of our girls. These girls celebrated a birthday at some point during January through June. They began the day eating breakfast at San Martins followed by hair and make up. They wore beautiful dresses, sparkly shoes, glitzy jewelry, and tiaras. They felt … More Quinceañera!
A million years ago Pastor Terry Rainey began to bring people from his church to serve in Guatemala. Pastor Terry was very influential in my life as a youth and early twenties. He preached numerous times at our summer youth camps, and was part of officiating our wedding. When I told him God had confirmed … More Only 7 People!
We have called Guatemala “home” for 5 years! Yesterday, Soy and I marked five years of living in the beautiful land of Guatemala. I can vividly remember watching my girls walk down the long driveway to my grandparents house to say good-bye, questioning if we were making the right decision as we stepped onto a … More Five Years!
We are thrilled to have Evangelist Michael Mason at Iglesia J.E.T. for a week of revival. The church was filled on Friday and Saturday night and there was a great spirit. The music was led by the Colegio J.E.T. teachers, Sabrina, Tania, and Daisy on Friday night and Danny Chavez on Saturday night. This morning … More Busy Week!
The last group had a tea party for the little girls. The girls wore a princess skirt and a tiara as they decorated their personal tea cups. They sipped on tea and ate cookies while giggling the entire time. I just happened to walk in while they were having a princess parade. Each little girl … More Breaking Down Walls
Our favorite part of being involved with teams is watching the relationships formed between the North Americans and the Guatemalans. Bro. Blake Hayworth is leading 24 people from Missouri to serve alongside our school and the pastors in our community. A group of ladies and men have invested some precious time serving at the school … More We Love the Relationships!
To all of the people who work with teenagers–You are special! Teenagers have so much energy! This team consisted of a lot of teenagers. Of course, our teenagers loved being able to spend time with the North American teenagers. For the past couple of days, you can hear the laughter of teenagers all over the … More Teenagers!