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Annual Golf Tournament – Thank You!

Loving Arms would like to take this time to formally thank each and every person who contributed to our Annual Golf Tournament fundraising event that took place Saturday, September 8th, 2018. From the hosts Hidden Lake Golf Club to our hole sponsors to those who generously provided auction items and to those who participated in the day's activities: we wholeheartedly appreciate your support! This year we netted well over $25,000 in proceeds to the

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Blog Update – October 02, 2018

Today, Tuesday, we did 2 clinics. The first, La Hermita was a small village that had been displaced in a land slide several years ago. There are approximately 110 residents in this village. It is located in a lovely setting at the edge of a cliff. We set up in their church that had a beautifully decorated pulpit to welcome us. This is a very impoverished village without running water, that only receives shipments of water every three days. We assessed

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Blog Update – October 01, 2018

Today was International Children’s Day.  This day is celebrated in Guatemala. The city of Parramos, where our clinic was had a huge celebration.  The clinic today was in a church. The health issues that were commonly seen were parasites, diabetes, cold and coughs. The team saw a total of 307 patients. We had a great lunch at the Centre of Hope. The children who were in school loved seeing us to practice their English. It was very nice to see

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Blog Update – September 30, 2018

Early this morning we toured around the town of Antigua taking in some of the local culture. We then left the Hotel for the day. Our first stop of the day was at Valhalla, a macadamia farm, where we were given a tour of the farm by Tony, a very friendly and funny local. After the tour we got to sample some of the delicious products grown, manufactured, and sold at the farm. After the tour and the samples we sat and chatted as a group and enjoyed

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WELCOME

We would like to Welcome Barbs Team from New Brunswick. This week they will be running lots of medical clinics to many different villages. Follow along with their daily blogs!  

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Team Update

The final day of my trip was also Dia de Los Madres (mother’s day) and the birthday of Antony, one of my sponsored children. We all sang happy birthday to Antony before going to class. I expected it to be a routine day, but they had a surprise for me.  The teachers all thanked me for coming and what my visit has meant to the children.  The children had songs and dances prepared for me.  Afterwards, we took a picture together and I received hugs

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Team Update!

Today the children had oral exams in English class.  It fills my heart with pride to listen to my sponsored children speak English as well as Spanish. Lunch was chicken soup with the children, a meal that my friends helped pay for.  The soup was delicious, and I loved watching the children all eat together upstairs from their class rooms. After a little time trying to help translate some writing to English  My mom and stepdad purchased their sponsored

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Team Update – May 1st, 2018

After devotional today, I continued the morning routine helping in the English classes until lunch time.  After lunch I worked on copying some papers for the classes with the new scanner/copier/printer.  Then we headed over to Enma’s home to see the chicken co-op.   After some chit-chatting and pictures (and a few chickens thinking they would like to take my shoestrings away from me), I helped the girls build a gingerbread chicken co-op (an

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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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