Tag archive of Chimaltenango

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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Thank You!

Last week we had a team of professional doctors and nurses from Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlington, Ontario who were linked by Ken Dick, founder of Everyday Miracles International. They were able to run medical clinics providing much-needed medications for free. They assisted around 1,800 adults and children from Chimaltenango, El Tejar, Parramos, Antigua, Pastores, and San Andres Itzapa. They also shared a training about gastro-dehydration in

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WELCOME!

Loving Arms would like to welcome Jolene and her team from Eastern Canada! This week the team will be running many medical clinics at different villages. The villages they will be working with for the next 10 days are Bola de Oro, Chimaltenango, Centre of Hope, Panimaquin, and Parramos. They will also be running a training clinic for workers in the medical field. We are excited for the upcoming week and please keep an eye on the blog as there will

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Thank You!

I would like to thank the team from Mississippi. USA for a fantastic week loving and helping the children, families and the Elders in the community of Parramos, Chimaltenango.  All your hard work in building stoves, painting, working with the children, and moms and the Elders will forever be in their hearts and ours.  You all have blessed our communities and our organization very much. God bless each and every one of you. Thank you!

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November 15, 2014 – Day 6

Breakfast this morning was pancakes and strawberries, yum! We then drove to Chimaltenango to Pastor Oswaldo's church service, where we were received very warmly with thanks and many "mucho gusto". Pastor Oswaldo is an evangelist minister and he is always eager to share the gospel, and thus he had a short service prepared for us and those villagers attending the clinic for us, as well as great gospel music. The clinic was quite successful and we saw

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October 30, 2014 – Day 5

An amazing Thursday in Guatemala! The team split into little groups and achieved much today. The home the team built is now painted! Tomorrow the furniture goes in! The children were given new shoes and their smiles were huge when they saw them! A mat was put on the ground for them to colour, then put their shoes back on when finished. When the group arrived in the morning to start, the mom had put up two small Canadian flags on either side of the

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Welcome to Greg’s Team!

Loving Arms extends a heart filled welcome to the team from the Dresden First Baptist Church in Tennessee. Greg Alderdice, Youth Minister of the Church, is the leader. Erin Alderdice, Precious Turbeville, Keith Turbeville, Elizabeth Francisco and Michael Wilson have come to Guatemala, with him, to serve at an orphanage in Chimaltenango. While in Guatemala, the team will spend a few days with Loving Arms. They will visit the villages of Corrales and

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February 7th, 2014 – Day 3

Wow! What an experience the market in Chimaltenango. This was a Guatemalan one stop shopping centre……….everything from cattle, horses, pigs, chickens, rabbits, puppies, ducklings to wonderful foods and vegetables, sweets, clothing, car parts, medicines for humans & animals etc. The challenge was playing follow the leader through the huge market. The team members at the back of the line were thankful that Linda was tall and blond so they

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