Guatemala

November: First Rains

by  •  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 3:13 PM  •  Canada, Guatemala

The fire grabbed hold of the strips of birch bark on the pile of wood. Slowly, the small flame wrapped itself around the logs, and around the 15 stones that we had lain inside. The stones, referred to as the grandfathers, turned red-hot. I stepped around the sweat lodge and crawled in on my hands […]

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April: “Look at What You Have”

by  •  Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 11:17 AM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

2 Kings 4:5  Elisha and the Oil  "Look at what you have, take it and bring it to Jesus, then he will multiply it."  "Stop focusing on what you don't have. Instead look at what you do have, and do something with that."  We spent a week at Community Cloud Forest Conservation helping build projects, […]

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January: Lasting Impact

by  •  Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 3:51 PM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

It’s been nearly a year now since Altona increased their population by 1%, all with a vision from Build a Village to welcome five Syrian families into Altona—that’s 45 people. Build a Village was started by Ray Loewen, the owner of a car dealership in southern Manitoba, after his daughter Kristen returned from her year […]

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June: Little by Little, One Travels Far…

by  •  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 10:02 AM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

There she was, basking in the warmth of the September sun, waves crashing against the Manitoba Pioneer Camp canoe, praying with an open mind and content heart—“God, this semester is yours. Transform me, I desire to know you.” She wiped her slate clean, handing God the worries, hurt, and troubles from back home. It wasn’t […]

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