Tag: Magdalena

  • Finishing Up Classes

    Recently, our students finished out classes for the year! We are very proud of all of the students who persevered even when classes were difficult and challenging. As you may know, the school year in Guatemala is a little bit different than the school year in the United States. Classes here begin in January and […]

  • Praying for Land: Video Update!

    If there is one thing that I have learned from my time here in Guatemala it is this: God’s dreams and plans are always bigger, better, smarter, and more life giving than anything we can come up with. So often in the three weeks that I have been here I have heard Pastor Ben say, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fireworks, Roosters and Dogs, oh my!

    Saturday, August 20, 2011 The night is filled with dog fights. We awake to fireworks that are set off at 5 a.m. as a part of birthday celebrations and the sound of roosters and dog's barking. My favorite was the sound of the horse walking down the street near the team house. There is a […]

  • A New Day (or better known as our longest day of most likely the year)

    Friday, August 19, 2011 We arrive in Guatemala City to be picked up by a charter from deepStream. It's about an hour drive into the mountains to Magdalena. The landscape is filled with political signs for the upcoming election, pedestrian overpasses (as I remember having over the track for Formula 1 in Indianapolis) and many […]