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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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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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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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Thank You!

On February 25, we had the pleasure of welcoming a team from Canada. We were so pleased with their hard work and the support they provided to Loving Arms and the families in the community. In only one week the eight members were able to accomplish many things at the Centre of Hope. They made a noticeable difference in the life of an elder by building a new home for her. They started the construction of our 3rd grade classroom, did a shoe and clothing

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Loving Arms – February 2018 Newsletter

Hello! Please take a look at February 2018 newsletter by clicking here! This issue includes a message from our Founder Linda Coghlin, an announcement about big goals to celebrate our Ten Year anniversary (you can find out more by hitting the button at the bottom of this blog), features on our teachers, sponsorship opportunities, upcoming fundraising events, information who is visiting Guatemala next, and so much more!

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March 3, 2018 – Team update

On Friday, the students held a farewell assembly for the team since that was the last time they would see our team: Next, Brian's team finished the house so that it was ready to be dedicated to the village elder. The team also helped with Loving Arms monthly food distribution. The cover page of this blog showed the wonderful smiles from those receiving the packages that our gracious sponsors have provided! Members of the ladies' sewing group learned

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Poinsettia Fundraiser – Thank You!

Everyone here at Loving Arms would like to thank the generosity of all who helped with our Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser this year! In all we were able to raise nearly $4,000 through sale of these wonderful flowers which was enough to keep four of our children as students at the Christian School of Hope. Once again thank you for opening your hearts this holiday season and keep an eye on the blog and Facebook for more ways to help change the lives

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    August 16, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat Thank you Adam and Shelby for your hard work in Guatemala. We all miss you so much. While they were with us they he… https://t.co/AzBE7FQhsx

    August 8, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat We welcomed Adam and Shelby from Canada. They will be at the Christian School of Hope for a month and will help us… https://t.co/9hj8vlfVAT

    July 13, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat The children at the Christian School of Hope welcomed Louanne Black from Canada. She is helping us on Thursday by a… https://t.co/vgmBl1RGHk

    July 9, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat Pamela is a 4 year old girl who is kind and friendly. Her favorite color is pink. She enjoys eating soup and playin… https://t.co/3OWtYkNfLZ

    July 6, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat Five years ago Loving Arms had the opportunity to refer Guatemalans workers to Canadian farms through the temporary… https://t.co/iQrbWGZlyR

    June 28, 2018