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Sunday, April 10th, 2016 – Greenbank Mission Team

We were divided again today into three separate groups. Build a Stove: Cathy Kelly and Tim Septic Trench Digging: Dianne and Brian Prep for Church Service and Food /Clothing/Shoe Distribution: Juli, Doug, Suzanne, Diane and Lauren The Build a Stove group travelled to the village of La Hermita to build a stove. We arrived into the community and parked the vehicle at the top of hill. There was a cow blocking our way. Mynor, our driver tried to walk

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Saturday April 9th, 2016 Greenbank Mission Team

With the two-hour time change we were up early in our guesthouse with a delicious breakfast prepared by Carmen. Our team divided into three separate groups this morning: Build a home cement foundation: Tim, Lauren, Cathy, Suzanne and Brian Septic Line Trench digging: Doug, Dianne and Kelly Women Coop Teamwork Training Session: Juli and Diane The Build a Home group travelled in the back of truck to our “Adopt a family” site. We were met with opened

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Lisa and Michaela – Update

Hola!  It is Day 8 for me and Michaela.  We have had many wonderful adventures already, and Loving Arms is keeping us "good-busy".  Michaela has been spending each school day in the classrooms assisting the teachers in both Espanol and English.  She really enjoys being able to help out and has so much fun with the kids at recess time.  She has followed Gabby and Charlotte's lead working mainly with Brenda and Dulce. I have been busy mainly

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Thank You Ron, Mackenzie, Brian, Margaret and Stephen!

Linda and Stephen Coghlin along with the staff of the Loving Arms association in Guatemala (Asociacion Brazos Amorosos) are so thankful to this amazing group of people. Where do we start? They helped in the construction of our new Grade 1 classroom. Brian and Ron created some plans for the septic for the school and Ron organized electrical work at the volunteer house for Brenda, Gabby and Charlotte. All assisted in the February food distribution

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Team Update – February 20, 2016

The week wrapped up with Mack, Brian, Stephen working along side Josue building the walls of the new classroom. Stephen gave the exterior a fresh coat of paint and Ron tidied up some of the electrical wiring and propane tank mounts. Much time was spent time researching local septic systems that need to be installed as a result of the additional classes. Much of this is new to the staff and workmen here but a local engineer verified the plan Brian

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Shantz Team Update – Feb 16, 2016

Sunday dawned clear and warm with many tourists in town to view a processional as part of the Lenten season celebration. It was wonderful to see the families gather at the Centre for the food distribution gathering. We were able to connect with our sponsored families and students. Work continues on building the next classroom, with Jose, Brian, Mack and Ron laying blocks, repairing electrical service and digging the pit for a relocated septic tank.

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Welcome Ron, Mackenzie, Brian, and Margaret

Linda and Stephen Coghlin, who will stay after hosting the SHARE team, will be joined this week by Ron Shantz, Mackenzie Boyce, Brian Gore, and Margaret Shaw.  The team will be involved in the construction of a new classroom which will be housed on the Centre of Hope property.  This classroom will be for the Gr. 1 students for 2017 as they graduate from Kindergarten in Nov. 2016.  The Ministry of Education requires that we apply for our Gr. 1

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Day 1 and 2 – Charlotte and Gabby

We arrived safely on Tuesday night then woke up bright and early and met all the kids and teachers of the Loving Arms school. We began to help in the English classroom with Brenda and experienced how eager the children are and how much they want to leave, which was really amazing. The afternoon was spent settling in. Wednesday morning we woke up to begin our day with the kids again and are already in love with them and the routine here at the school.

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Welcome Gabby King and Charlotte Paterson!

These 2 young ladies from Oakville are taking a year in between high school and university to help others less fortunate. They will be joining Linda in Guatemala and will be working at the school, assisting the Spanish teachers as well as Brenda Stratton our English teacher in the mornings.  In the afternoons they will work with the women’s co-operatives, support our staff with administrative duties and help with food distributions. Gabby

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