Kid’s Fiesta….celebrating Mom

•May 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

With Mother’s Day always being May 9th….it can be any day of the week.

We decided to celebrate mom with a hand painted apron and a decorated

pot of cilantro….the #1 herb in Guatemala.

We had a Bible lesson, we prayed, we sang, we ate a lot of pizza and cupcakes.

Then the children put their hands on their mom and we prayed a blessing over them.

A fun time…..

Dear Lord, Whisper deep within her spirit the sweet words she longs to hear from You—that nothing can ever separate her from Your love. Help her to nestle daily into the promises of Your Word, standing with faith on the things You declare are true. Let her know that You reward faithfulness, but that true success doesn’t lie in her accomplishments or accolades. Let her rest in the knowledge that she has done all she can—and that she and those she loves—truly belong to you. Bless her with a servant spirit so she can teach her own the joy of hearing one day, “Well done!” Amen.

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Just a Little Thing….

•April 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

LGC can get excited about little construction projects as well as large ones.

Four years ago we met Margarita at the seniors drop in center .  She

was a very frail 70+ woman.  After she was shown love, fed, could come to

shower and do her laundry, we see a much healthier woman…one who

does not miss a day at the center, loves music and loves to dance.

When we visited her we noticed that she really had no washroom….a toilet????

So the plea went out and now she has a washroom…..

 

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Meet the Parents….

•April 21, 2018 • Leave a Comment

               HelpingIMG_5587IMG_8997IMG_8998IMG_8999We enjoy travelling 2 hours (well, not the roads), to Chimixiya to visit our

students parent(s).  The moms are always excited to see us and we are

greeted with lots of hugs.  It is always great to have a student be at the school

so we can talk to them about their classes.

I am always thankful when friends ask if they can come and pack 900lbs of food!

Let the Healing Begin…

•April 21, 2018 • Leave a Comment

ER Abroad from Florida and Illinois arrived with 12 medical staff

and worked in San Luis Nuevo and Ciudad Viaja in 3 clinic days.

Thank you to the pastors of the two churches who welcomed the people

as they entered the church, hugged them and give them instructions

as to how this all works.  Thank you to the ER team who tirelessly gave

assurance to the patients that things would get better….

Many of the team received hugs from the patients who were so grateful.

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Breakfast #2….Uniforms and Smiles…

•April 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We fed 35 police officers and Federals, actually we have never had so many Federales

come for breakfast.  The local police have been very good to me since April, 2015.

I had left a note on all the tables about how Philip and I respected them and prayed

for them.  Many of them remembered three years prior what had happened.

They are a great bunch of guys and gals.

Four gals from my church came to help cook and serve…..

Before they left everyone got to take runners and t-shirts home….

This was a very grateful group……prayers are offered for their safety.

I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink….Matthew 25:36

 

Pancakes, Ham and coffee…..

•April 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

When I returned from Canada in February, I was met at the

soup kitchen by some of the bus drivers “isn’t it time for breakfast???”

I laughed and said “it probably is.”  So the junior leaders helped us set up,

mix the pancakes, fry the ham and serve….many of the bus drivers grabbed their

plates and left….some came back for seconds when they returned to the bus

terminal.  They each got to take runners or t-shirts for their families..

They are not liked by the general public…many people think that

they work for the extortionists…..

I just pray that God keeps them safe…..

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A Gift of Love….

•April 20, 2018 • 2 Comments

It is always fun to surprise a group of seniors at the senior drop in day center.

We were given donations to buy soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

The kids at Fiesta del Ninos were excited to pack gift bags and then

present them to each senior, with a hug and “Cristo te ama”

“Christ loves you”…to finish off the afternoon a Mariachi came in

to perform…..and then we had dessert….

The gift bags were accepted with joy and tears….many of these people

do not receive gifts unless LGC gives them….

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. ~Mother Teresa