Tag archive of Parramos

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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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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Golf Tournament – SUCCESS!

A huge THANK YOU for your support and attendance during the 2017 Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser for Loving Arms.  The event was a huge success netting over $22,000 for Loving Arms, which was above our aggressive target of $20,000. One of the big helpers this year were the donors who put up their hands to donate funds for teachers, books and computers.  Thank you very much. If you donated and would like a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt please

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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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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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Isaac Machry – Trip Update

Hello again everyone! Today is Friday and that means I only have 4 more days left here in Guatemala which is crazy to think about! I have learned so much and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! This blog will be focusing on my two work days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday started off the same as every morning except I was given the opportunity to go into Antigua in the morning. Instead of working at the school in the morning I went into

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Isaac Machry – Trip Update

Hola friends, family, and others reading this! Greetings from Antigua, Guatemala! My time here has been filled with overwhelming love, joy, and extraordinary acts of kindness. I have never seen such a loving community that supports one another like the community of Parramos. My flight here was definitely a journey, I can assure you! All I can say is thank you Aeroplan for your outrageous flight schedules!   My journey started off flying from Toronto

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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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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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  • LovingArmsGuat Loving Arms - Coffee Fundraiser 2018 - https://t.co/6tnNNwT7zG

    November 15, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat We want to welcome Nikki who will be with us in November during her break away from school in Guatemala City. We al… https://t.co/CUzdGoYGAF

    November 8, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat We were so fortunately to have had two amazing teams from Connexus Church. Laura and Mark along with their childre… https://t.co/85zCQgYmuS

    October 29, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat Yesterday was Linda´s birthday, Loving Arms Founder. The children at the school gave her a welcome with roses, flow… https://t.co/lXmSh9ONy6

    October 23, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat During this week the children were in their final exam of the school year 2018. The week before the children studie… https://t.co/uk0w7ygnns

    October 18, 2018

  • LovingArmsGuat We are so happy to share with you the good news. We have raised $3500 for the school bus! We would like to take thi… https://t.co/WmTIeLxErH

    October 11, 2018