This Sunday: Participants Report on Guatemala
In July, we commissioned eight people to go on our behalf to Guatemala. They would be working at the Hogar Miguel Magone and Hogar Maria; helping with the construction work at Hope Academy; and interacting with the Mayan women and men at the Elder Center.
This Sunday, Bella will be speaking about Hope Academy. When she first went to Guatemala four-years ago, the site of the school was an avocado farm. Now a building is under construction which will house a school exclusively for girls.
Theo will talk about the work being done with the children who live at the Hogar. Eighty boys and 20 girls call this facility "home." But it is more than a place to sleep and eat. It is filled with laughter, music, and a lot of love.
Anne will talk about the elderly Mayan women whose families were killed during the long civil war. With no family to support them, the elders are dependent upon the care they receive from the Elder Center.
Other participants in the trip, Jimmy and Pat Clements, Allen Mosiman, and Von Pilcher will also take part in the service.