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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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Isaac Machry – Trip Update

Hello again everyone! Today is Friday and that means I only have 4 more days left here in Guatemala which is crazy to think about! I have learned so much and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! This blog will be focusing on my two work days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday started off the same as every morning except I was given the opportunity to go into Antigua in the morning. Instead of working at the school in the morning I went into

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Wishing Brenda All the Best

Brenda Stratton is a wonderful personal friend of mine, and also the co-founder of Loving Arms back in 2007. Brenda had been living and teaching in Guatemala for the last two years. She took it upon herself to take an ESL course in preparation to teach at the Loving Arms Christian School of Hope. She had been teaching English class to the pre-school and kindergarten children and they simply adore her. Due to circumstance, Brenda is required to move

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Loving Arms – July 2017 Newsletter

Hello! Please take some time to read our monthly Newsletter. You can open the newsletter by clicking this link. In this issue, you'll find a letter from our President, Linda Coghlin, about how Loving Arms promotes self-sustainability to the groups that we help; a message about sponsorship opportunities; upcoming events (like our Annual Golf Tournament) and so much more!    

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Isaac Machry – Blog Update

Buenos noches everyone! I don’t know if I spelled that right but it’s supposed to mean good evening. I think. Anyways I am back with another blog and I am actually writing this the same night I wrote my last blog so if the spelling is really bad on this blog then there is my excuse. This blog will be covering my day off from work on Sunday and my work day on Monday! My day off on Sunday started off like a normal Sunday at home with church in

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