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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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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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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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Welcome!

Loving Arms would like to welcome a construction team from Southern Ontario this week. They will be working on the construction of a new set of washrooms for the Christian School of Hope. We are grateful to have you here and look forward to what the week has in store for you!

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Loving Arms 2018 Spring Tea

We are excited to announce our annual Spring Tea is returning this April! Mark your calendars... on April 28th, 2018 we will be hosting our annual Spring Tea event at Chartwell Church in Oakville. More information to come... click the poster below to find out more information! Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they become available.

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