Tag Archives: Guatemala

A Son’s Desperate Plea on His Mother’s Behalf

Last week, we received a call from a deep woods village a couple hours by car from San Pedro Carchá, Alta Verapaz. A son was calling for his Q'eqchi speaking mother and his voice was so desperate that it touched my heart and we began to try and help. image Elvira has given birth to ten children and the lack of medical care in her region had led to some urgent feminine problems. We made some calls to the local hospital officials and...
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Surgical Relief for Rosmin

image On Sunday afternoon, we received a call from a desperate eighteen year old mother in the Chisec area of Alta Verapaz. Apparently, three year old Rosmin had been battling with a large liver stone for some time. Since they live so far away from a higher level of medical care, they had run all the tests and were given empty promises that were never fulfilled. At 2:00am Monday morning Rosmin and her grandparents boarded their first bus headed to Guatemala City. We...
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Purchasing Bibles in Guatemala

imageIt never gets old spreading the Word of God and what a better way than giving a new Bible to someone who can't afford it! Yesterday we had the privilege of purchasing 206 paperback Bibles that will be given to Guatemalans as God leads. For purchasing so many at once, the Guatemalan Bible Society gave us a pack of tract sized illustrated Bible stories for children. Pray for the Bible recipients to have a real hunger for God's Word and not...
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Read This BEFORE Bringing Medical Teams/Medicine into Guatemalan Airport

medicine_blogFor many years, medical teams have come to Guatemala and other Central American Countries to give free medical consults and medicine to under privileged villagers who can't afford it. For years, the standard procedure was to trade in Samsonite suitcases for plastic tubs and to fill them up with medicine and check them as baggage. Then upon arrival to Aurora International airport in Guatemala City, the tubs were offloaded onto an awaiting vehicle and then to whatever town where a medical outreach...
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Reminder – Fall Yard Sale/Fundraiser Saturday October 4

Yard Sale PicWe just wanted to post a quick reminder for our our biannual yard sale coming up this Saturday morning at 8:00am in Amelia, Virginia. The proceeds go towards our ministry efforts in Guatemala. We're so appreciative for those that get involved and always make it a special day. Nancy and Steve Sr. will be out there to greet everyone and give great deals. As usual, we'll be located in Lefty's back parking lot at the corner of...

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Local Virginia Clothes Donation and Fall Yard Sale Fundraisers

used clothing donationWe are now partnering with Green Earth Recycling of VA – 1,000 Pounds of Clothing and Shoes COLLECTIONS. We collect unwanted clothing and shoes from the community and when we reach one thousand pounds they pick it up. The clothes are then distributed to people that need them throughout the world. We are compensated for the clothes and shoes we collect. The following are the ITEMS WE COLLECT: Shirts, Blouses, Suits, Skirts, Pants, Dresses, Shorts, Jackets, Coats,...
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A Summer Break in the USA

Daughter bodyboarding at the beachWe recently returned from a summer visit to the USA. Maribel visited with childhood friends in Boston. She had a wonderful time reacquainting with them and experienced camping and water parks. I had desired for our daughter to experience the summertime in the south so Catherine and I visited with her grandparents in Virginia. God provided the perfect opportunity for her to do just that. She swam in pools, went body boarding in the ocean, and visited...
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Doors Opening for Future Eyeglasses Outreaches

eyeglassesWe're excited about a door that God may be opening for our ministry to help facilitate and distribute new eyeglasses to some of the poorest rural communities of Guatemala. There is an ever growing huge need in under privileged areas for eyesight correction, but lots of families aren't financially able to do anything about it. We have the opportunity to join alongside a local ophthalmologist and university ophthalmology students to help meet this need in a might way! Each villager would...
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Elementary Soccer Camp

Elem Soccer CampFor the past two weeks, I have had the privilege of serving at Christian Academy of Guatemala (CAG) at the Elementary Soccer Camp. Our daughter attends the school and the director asked me to help organize the event. So the camp was held after school on three days for each of the last two weeks. Two other parents and myself were able to show the love of Jesus to the children who attended from kindergarten through fifth...
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