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Team Update – April 30th, 2018

Today the children at the school started with singing  the Guatemalan national anthem.  The devotional dealt with fraternidad between brothers (and sisters) and friends.  They sang a song which took me a moment to recognize as Barney the Dinosaur's “I love you, you love me” song.  After prayer they went to class. I went to help Jose the English teacher again. After getting pictures with my sponsored children last week, I printed a copy of

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Team Update – April 29th, 2018

After a day off on Saturday, today was the big day - the reason I had to make this trip for May of this year.  Today we celebrated Enma’s quinceanera. We arrived at the Centre of Hope early in order to get pictures and prepare for the celebration.  Seeing Enma in her dress was amazing.  It made her look like a princess from a fairytale.  We took some pictures and sat talking while we waited for the setup to be ready.  Enma gave me a picture

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Reminder – Have you bought your Spring Tea tickets yet?

The annual Loving Arms Spring Tea is fast approaching and space is running out! Please consider joining us this Saturday for this special event to raise money for classrooms at our Colegio Cristiano Esperanza at our Centre of Hope. Please click the poster below to find out more information. Special guests this year include a representative from the Guatemalan Ambassador to Canada, as well as team members from Connexus Church and Chartwell Church

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Welcome!

Loving Arms would like to welcome a construction team from Southern Ontario this week. They will be working on the construction of a new set of washrooms for the Christian School of Hope. We are grateful to have you here and look forward to what the week has in store for you!

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Loving Arms 2018 Spring Tea

We are excited to announce our annual Spring Tea is returning this April! Mark your calendars... on April 28th, 2018 we will be hosting our annual Spring Tea event at Chartwell Church in Oakville. More information to come... click the poster below to find out more information! Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they become available.

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Spring Baskets – Update!

Hello, this is a reminder to order your spring flower baskets by May 7th! We have many different lovely flowers for you to chose from, including: Geraniums, Million Bells, Impatients, and Boston Ferns! All in a variety of bright colours. All proceeds will go towards funding for a new classroom at the Christian School of Hope! For more information you can find our spring flower poster here. Email lovingarmsfundraising@gmail.com to place your orders

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Thanks for Visiting!

This week we were blessed by a short visit from Kelsey and Marie Madeline along with 16 missionaries from the United States. The team took part in several activities with the children in our School. Thanks to the talent of one of the team members, we were able to offer a painting class to mothers of our students who greatly enjoyed this workshop. We thank the team for their missionary work and for the donation of school supplies, tennis equipment,

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Thank You Connexus Team!

This week has been a very busy one but it has been fun with 29 sets of hands and hearts eager to collaborate. The Connexus team has given its best service to Guatemala and the most needy. We thank the leaders and youth members for their service and sharing their heart with others. Thanks to their help we were able to make many improvements in the Centre of Hope such as continued construction of the 3rd grade classroom, painting of walls, carpentry

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Welcome Chartwell Youth!

On March 10th we had the pleasure of welcoming the Chartwell Youth Team from Canada. Led by Sarah, better known as “Tippy", Shannon, and Michael. It's always good to have old friends back in Guatemala like Katrina, Daena, Garrett, Connor, Jack, and Mattaus. But it is amazing to be able to make new friends too! Welcome to Guatemala to Jackson, Lucas, Jacob, Rachel, and Alyson. They all make up a fabulous team full of the desire to serve.

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March 10th, 2018 – Food Distribution

On Saturday, March 10th we held our monthly food distribution. All of the families that are part of this program from Corrales, Parrojas, Paraxaj, Chitaburuy, and Parramos attended this month's distribution at our Centre of Hope. This month we were joined by the Connexus Team. They helped packed the food and some members of the team even shared their own testimony. The team also prepared games and a skit for the children. While the children were

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