Love Guatemala Blog

  • Want to Go to Guatemala?

      One of the ways we love Guatemala is through regular trips there throughout the year.  We took our first trip to Guatemala almost three years ago and have been going at least 2 times per year for the last 3 years. This year we decided it would be best to take multiple trips there. Why?…


  • Make A Difference!

    One of the barriers to many children being able to go to school in Guatemala is school supplies. What many of our kids take for granted or even dislike, is sometimes the only barrier keeping theseprecious kids from receiving an education. Because of the generosity of God’s people we were able to provide school supplies…


  • Sustainable Stoves Project

    One of the accepted health risks for Guatemalans is open flame cooking inside their homes. The open flames fill the homes with smoke and cause major pulmonary health issues for children. We're researching a simple, inexpensive stove which will prevent major health risks to these families, and 1k Per Day Formula: $250 Payouts we want…


  • Love Guatemala 365 : ArtSpace Exhibit December 2011

    Love Guatemala 365 Friday, December 2nd 6-9 pm The ArtSpace at The Atheneum 401 E Michigan St (map) Learn more about the heart of Hot – Reimage Top Converting Offer our partnership in Guatemala Art will be on display and available for purchase by the kids enrolled in La Esquela de Arte in Magdalena, Guatemala…


  • Want to go to Guatemala? Here’s how and other ways to be involved

    For the last couple of years we have sent teams to Guatemala about twice per year. We are going to be shifting this a bit for 2012. Our goal is to send 5 teams of 5 in 2012. Here are some of the reasons why we wanted to make this shift: – It gives us more…


  • Must we say, Adios?

    Thursday, August 24, 2011 Spent the day in La Esquela de Arte with Carlos, Thelma, Antoinetta and Jose. Cristin taught the class a new paint form. The students, ages 7- 14, were quick to adapt. Carlos and Thelma hosted us for lunch. A truly authentic Guatemalan dish and las chicas made tortillas. The maize is…


  • Boys and their remarkable mothers

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 We visited the Buena Vista Sports Academy for Boys this morning run by Brock Johnson and his family of deepStream. They have made great progress in only a year's time. The school opened in May and enrolled 30 kids after tryouts including 150 children. The sport, you ask? Futbol. All of…


  • Big Announcement!!

    We have been praying for over a year now about having someone move to Guatemala and be there full time.  We have by God’s grace been able to do so much and have had such a huge impact in Magdalena over the past couple of years and we know that having a family there full…


  • Cerro de la Cruz, Antigua

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Mark and Gina Schmidt put a beautiful day together for us in Antigua. We started out at Cerro de la Cruz which overlooks the city of Antigua and the volcanos. Then drove into Antigua. First stop was Ruinas del Convento Mercedario, built in the 18th Century. After that, off to the…


  • Whistle While You Work

    Monday, August 22, 2011 This was the most labor intensive day of the week. We are working with Christian on his home (whom we met the day we arrived). We were grateful to be joined by Mark and Gina Schmidt of deepStream and Carlos Lopez of La Esquela de Arte. We met Chris Steed who…