Tag archive of Paraxaj

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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Team Blog – Update 2

We are almost in the middle of the team's week here and the hard work continues. On Wednesday, the team continued with the fence. They also packaged the food that will be distributed. Other members continued helping with sorting the school supplies for our 61 children at school. Our new shelving is looking great and almost finished. After lunch the team left to go to Parrojas for the January food distribution. During the distribution they helped

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Weekly Summary – Week of November 15, 2015

It has been a really wonderful week here in Guatemala! Every day has been full of new, different experiences. At the beginning of the week, I began going with Alejandra, the Child Sponsorship Director, to interview children for Preschool 2017. All of these children are three years old, and the hope is that we will be able to find sponsors for them soon so that they can begin receiving monthly food packages until they start school. These 20 children

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World Race Team – Thank You!

Thank You, "Team Banditos"! We cannot thank our recent team enough for their diligence, hard work, and joyful spirits while serving with Loving Arms for the past month.  “Team Banditos” from World Race Fusion has certainly made a lasting impact on the many men, women, and children they encountered during their time in Parramos.  From laboring in the fields around the Center of Hope to teaching English classes to painting the village school

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World Race – Week One

We arrived at Loving Arms at midnight, September 2, after a 24 hour bus ride from Nicaragua.  We are Team Banditos from World Race Fusion. The World Race is an eleven month, eleven country mission trip for Christians aged 21-35. World Race Fusion is the first intentionally international Race squad and brought together 23 Racers from three countries. Our squad is divided into three teams working with three different ministries in Guatemala, our ninth

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Friday, June 19, 2015 – Day 6

Hola from team Shredder! What an amazing day here. Our first clinic was in the mountains of Paraxaj and Chitaburuy at the school house. We saw many children today and even had time to fly kites, play paper airplanes and jump rope with them. The kids were so happy to be with us, and little Cindy was such a gem dancing with us. In the afternoon we went to Los Llanos where we set up clinic in the local basketball court. It was 35 degrees and a tad

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April 13, 2015 – Day 1

Greetings from the rooftop of El Antaño Hotel.  It is now 6:20pm local time and we are reflecting back over this day. So wonderful awaken early this morning to the sounds of birds chirping and church bells ringing and the noticeable absence of the rooster crowing. Its so nice to return to enjoy the Guatemalan coffee.  After our coffee wake up we toured two mountain villages that Loving Arms serves - Chitaburuy and Paraxaj. We were able to interact

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Many thanks to Leaders Meghan and Brian

Loving Arms appreciates the hard work that this team put forth during their stay in Guatemala. As most of you know it is our hope that a new school will open in January 2016 at our Centre of Hope. This team worked diligently and willingly to complete the second section of the cement security wall. Hopefully all the walls will be completed this year as other teams come to Guatemala to help. Not only did this work include mixing the cement (by hand)

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November 11, 2014 – Day 3

For the first part of the morning we divided into four groups. One group went to the Elder’s Centre in Parramos. The centre for seniors is a drop-in centre. We saw and treated a total of 34 seniors. They can sit and socialize and receive a meal. The hours are from 8 am to 6 pm. The staff is very dedicated and attentive to the people dropping in. Another group went to Paraxaj. We set up our clinic in a school and saw and treated 38 people. At first

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Food Distribution and Birthdays in August

Hello! This is a blog post to update you all on the food distribution that took place in different cities in the month of August. Also, for those of you with sponsor children who have birthdays in August, take a look at some of the pictures taken on their special day! The picture on the cover shows children and elders from the village of Parrojas. Children of Paraxaj and Parramos pick up their monthly food distribution packages:   Sponsored

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