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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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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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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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Encouraging a Newborn Cleft Baby’s Family

blog3-22-14This week I received a call from a father of a 12 day old baby boy, who was born with both cleft lip and cleft palate. Immediately, I contacted my friend Oseas from Dental Familiar, a dental clinic in Guatemala City that specializes in pediatric dentistry and has tons of experience with pre and post surgical care for cleft children. The family was given an appointment the very next morning and when I met them it was...

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What happens when a team comes to Guatemala

I spoke to the Missionary on the phone recently and learned more of the details that happen before and during a team. Many of the places that they visit and work with when the team travels to Guatemala are not near his home city. The advantage of where he lives is that he can get many of the details for the teams travel processed but he is not near the villages that he is helping now. He goes to the needs of the area. The team that he was helping with...
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Healthy Stoves Installed in Twenty-two Village Huts

IMG_0076 (2) This week we assisted our friends from Living To Serve in the installation of preventative health apparatus in a rural village to reduce health risks for the extremely under privileged families. The mountainous village of Poqomchi descent Mayans is located in Alta Verapaz about an hour from Coban. Twenty-two families received three items designed to improve their hygiene and living conditions hence lowering the risk of lung disease,...
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