Monday in Guatemala


Monday was the first day of stove deliveries. After loading the pickup with the first thirteen stoves (and mattresses to be delivered for Casa Angelina to homes without beds) the 2017 stove team and one small helper from Casa Angelina orphanage officially declared our first day “Jim & Sandy Speicher” day. Our Guatemalan translator (and best stove starter among us), Bindy kept us lit up all day in spite of some light afternoon rain. Between deliveries we shared Salvation Dolls with tiny villagers who were occasionally suspicious of us and enjoy some fun games of toss with balls donated by Unity Presbyterian Church….along with so much more support for this trip. (from Gail Satterthwaite)

 

Today was orientation day at Casa Angelina, an Orphanage like any other I know. Here children are given a chance at rebirth – to find trust, love, hope and faith in a beautiful setting. To be able to put behind them the horrible situations God has lifted them from. On each visit here I continue to learn and grow just by being in the presence of these children. Casa Angelina also helps support 27 widows and families in the surrounding community. (from Martha Minter)