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Thank You!

Loving Arms would like to thank the team of Barb, Jeff, Fern, Leslie Ann, Cindy, and Tamara. During their time in Guatemala, they helped set up health clinics for locals, medical workshops for nursing students, as well as participating in our adopt-a-home program. Their hard work was not unnoticed as they aided more sick people per nurse than any other medical team we've ever had! We only had three nurses in the clinics while others worked in the

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Golf Tournament – SUCCESS!

A huge THANK YOU for your support and attendance during the 2017 Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser for Loving Arms.  The event was a huge success netting over $22,000 for Loving Arms, which was above our aggressive target of $20,000. One of the big helpers this year were the donors who put up their hands to donate funds for teachers, books and computers.  Thank you very much. If you donated and would like a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt please

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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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Blog Update – Monday, September 18th

Today we began taking medical clinics into the surrounding villages. It was quite an adventure. The morning clinic was to be held at a church which sits at the edge of a cliff in La Hermita. Unfortunately for a variety of reasons, and despite a back-up plan, we could not get a key to the church and so after an hour of waiting, the team ended up holding the clinic in the community leader’s house amidst chickens and hanging laundry. Fortunately,

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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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Blog Update – Sunday, September 17th

Today was a heavenly day. We began with a visit to Valhalla Macadamia Nut Farm. In Viking mythology, Valhalla is akin to paradise or a heavenly home. The farm lived up to its name being both beautiful and peaceful -- a wonderful place for the team to rejuvenate after our first 3 days of travel and work. It was also very educational. Who knew that the Macadamia Nut tree flowers and produces fruit at the same time; or that it converts twice as

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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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Trip Update – Linda Coghlin

My first day in Guatemala has been very busy. From early in the morning we started at the school with the celebration of 196 years of Independence of Guatemala. We had a very entertaining morning, all the children participated in different civic activities. After the civic act we started with rally games where the children and their parents played together. At the end of the rally, we continued with a torch run and we celebrated the freedom of Guatemala!

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Last Chance to Help us with our Annual Loving Arms Golf Fundraiser!

Come help us with our Annual Loving Arms Golf Tournament Fundraiser! The tournament info is as follows: Where: Hidden Lakes Golf Club (1137 1 SIDEROAD, Burlington, ON L7P 0T1, Canada) When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017. What: Shotgun scramble golf tournament beginning at 1PM   For more information, click here and find out the different ways you can help us try to raise $20,000 to fund another classroom at the Christian School of Hope. For

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Isaac Machry – Thank You!!

On behalf of Loving Arms, we would like to thank Isaac Machry for these two weeks that he was in Guatemala as a volunteer. Having Isaac's help was very gratifying for both our children and our staff. Isaac spent every morning assisting the English teacher. In the afternoons he helped in different activities such as making teaching material for the day. He also worked on the reports that will soon be sent to the sponsors. During his time here, he

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