Guatemala

March: Building Relationships

by  •  Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 2:18 PM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

I was drawn to Outtatown with the knowledge that service projects make up a fairly significant portion of the program. I wanted to learn about the world around me in a raw and real way, while also aspiring to learn more about how I could make a difference. We were invited to serve through Porch […]

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February: Where Home is Found

by  •  Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 8:49 AM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

In the early morning hours, overtired Outtatown students ran to embrace one another, and shouted “welcome back!” across the Winnipeg airport. There was an amazing, indescribable feeling of returning not only to our adventure filled, God-centered family, but in a sense, to our home. Over the course of the last five months, unbreakable bonds have […]

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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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