Posts Tagged ‘guatemala’

St. John’s College Students Head to Guatemala

By Paula Bohland Seven college students are traveling to Guatemala May 20-26, to assist the children and families of Escuela Integrada. St. John’s college students include Carter Woolly, Caroline Plyler, Juliana Anderson, and Katheryn Rusher, who will be joined by college students from Bethel Lutheran Church in Virginia. This mission trip was designed and requested by…

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Consider Giving a Kid Your Lunch

By Paula Bohland The children who attend La Escuela Integrada are hungry.  They live in impoverished homes where food is often scarce or not even available. It is hard to learn when you are hungry.  A child with an undernourished brain is more likely to be lethargic and cannot easily process information. They may become…

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Guatemala: 100% Graduation Rate at la Escuela Integrada

By Paula Bohland In November, supporters from around the country gathered in Guatemala to attend the beautiful graduation ceremonies and witness fourteen students graduating from the school. During the gathering school personnel, GRACES staff, and supporters also engaged in evaluating the past year and planned for the next year. In past gatherings, we considered the…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 6

Blog 1: Today was such an adventure! We drove about 2 hours through the Guatemalan countryside to hike the still active volcano Pacaya. The hike started off being quite treacherous, but when we finally reached the top the views ended up being very rewarding. My favorite part was looking at the wonderful terrain that God…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 5

Blog 1: Today started out with us taking a trip Cerra De La Cruz, a cross created by Spanish conquistadors.  I then went on to play soccer with the younger aged children, all of which still were much better than I was.  Later that night, we had a family night, where we ate pizza with…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 4

Blog 1: Today was so much fun! This morning we went to install stoves at a home near Antigua. The woman was very greatful and apprecitave of our work. The operation went smoothly until we had to drill the hole in the rof and didn’t have the right tool so we wernt able to finish the…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 3

Blog 1: Today I installed an ECO-Stove into a family’s home, played with the children at Escuela Integrada, made hats with the ninth graders for the people at the nursing home, danced at the nursing home, and played soccer with third and fourth graders. My favorite part of the day today was installing the stove…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 2

Blog 1: Today I saw God working in many ways. We visited a nursing home with the seventh graders from Escuela Integrada where we got to dance and play a game with the residents there. It was amazing to see God working through people of all ages. Being able to spend time with the children…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 1

Hola! It’s great to be in Antigua, Guatemala again! Our first group got back into Salisbury around 1:30-2:00am on Sunday morning, and our second group was pulling out of Salisbury by 4:00am! While it’s been a whirlwind of travel for me, one of the things that I love about my job is the spending time…

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 6

Blog 1: The volcanos Agua and Fuegos loomed on either side of the road, impossibly large as we drove to Pacaya. Today we would hike to the summit of Guatemala’s 17th largest volcano. The path was steep, stealing the breath from each of us, turning from stone to dirt to volcanic gravel. Our guide carved…

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