Author Archive of Mcoghlin

Home Visit

The clinics are finished. We have seen 749 people in all. Now we turn our attentions to one family to lavish special care on them.   As we drive up to the Centre of Hope, where we will meet with Linda, Alicia and Sergio, we see a long line of men waiting at the front door. They are there to apply for agricultural work in Canada. It is astounding to learn that landing one of these jobs feels like winning the lottery to them. Putting it into context,

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Medical Team

Tuesday, September 19th   Today we held morning and afternoon medical clinics in a Parramos church. Cindy’s cheerful rant of last night about the joys of treating wounds and abscesses seems to have been a prediction of what the day would be like. It was heartbreaking to see the wounds and smell of rotting flesh. Some may recover with the help we gave, others we could only offer temporary pain relief to; like the man who had a hole in his face

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Medical Team- Day 1, 2 and 3!

Thursday, September 14th   Tomorrow is Guatemala’s Independence Day. They became a nation separate from the rest of Central America in 1821. We witnessed the celebrations that began last night on our arrival into Guatemala City with the Torch Run. The streets were lined with runners, many carrying torches, and the traffic volume was crazy for 10:30 pm on a Thursday night … bumper to bumper for miles! Many trucks were filled with revelers:

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our Sponsors, Donors and Friends! We could not help these amazing people without your help! Thank you for all your dedication, generosity and love this year. You are thought of every day. May you and your families have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. With love and thanks, Loving Arms

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November Poinsettia Fundraiser

It’s that time again to order poinsettias! Order now till Nov.26th Loving Arms Fundraiser to support the Christian School of Hope in Guatemala, which will be starting their second year January 2017  Poinsettias available in Red, White or Pink 8in. pot with decorative cover from a local Canadian grower Orders can be made by emailing We will also be taking orders at the Chartwell church November 13th and 20th, 2016. When ordering

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Loving Arms is would like to Welcome a Team from Oakville/Mississauga. This team is made up of doctors and nurses that will be running free medical clinics as well as  medical training to firemen this week. The villages they will be running clinics in are Chimaltenango, El Tajar, Antigua, Pastores, San Andres Itzapa, and Parramos. Please keep an eye on the blog for more up dates to come on this exciting week!

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Loving Arms News Letter

A Message from our President      I trust that all our friends, supporters and followers have had a relaxing, enjoyable, and fun-filled summer. Throughout the past year I have travelled many times to Guatemala to oversee all of our work there, including welcoming teams, conducting and attending meetings, advising our Director and assuring the Board that the organization is moving forward in a productive and positive manner. In this edition

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Team Update

We are a medical team from New Brunswick, Canada. Team members include Jolene W., Amanda M., Stephanie L., Janel R., Keltie K., Kaitlyn S., Pam T., and Stephanie W. Sorry for the delay on our daily blog, the internet has been quite an issue to get a signal. We arrived on Tuesday around 10pm and started separating our medications for a clinic early the next day. Morning 1 started off with a tasty breakfast of pancakes and fruit and then off to the

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Another Great Day!

Day eight of our adventure began much like the rest – up early (although not quite as early) and into the shower. After breakfast (lovingly prepared by our amazing cook, Carmen), we headed to the Center to put on a clinic for the sponsored children and their families. More than 140 people turned out to receive aid that we take for granted in Canada, but would otherwise be prohibitively expensive here. Now, the team has the privilege of meeting

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Day 5

Greetings from Guatemala. Another successful day here in Parramos. We saw 240 patients in two clinics. We travelled this morning to Cajagualten, a small community in the mountains near Parramos. This is a beautiful village with stunning views of the valleys and mountains. The people are hard working farmers who struggle daily to make a living. The families are large, as are most here. We do what we can to help and the villagers are very grateful

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