Tuesday in Guatemala


From Gail Satterthwaite – Day Two of stove deliveries – The recipients of the Ecocina stoves on this trip are identified by the social worker at Casa Angelina Orphanage who took us back to the district of Zaragoza. After loading 27 more stoves onto two trucks, we headed out. Stove team members Dave, Ken and Gail were joined by Martha Minter and her daughter, Libby. Our drivers/interpreters/friends Josue and Bindy continued to impress us with their fire-starting skills…so much so that I took a stab at it! The beautiful smiles on recipients’s faces were such a blessing. We were able to continue to put joy on the faces of the children with the bounce balls from Unity Presbyterian as well as stuffed dolls and dogs and beaded bracelets donated by Dolls on Mission.

From Martha Minter: Today Libby and I were fortunate to join the Grace for Guatemala stove team – helping to deliver safer and more fuel efficient stoves to families in the village of Zaragoza. (Near Casa Angelina) These stoves use less firewood and produce far less smoke than what they may be currently using. Between 2 different trucks we delivered 27 stoves. As always I am humbled by the grace and faith that the stove recipients show us. Our friends back at Casa Angelina were busy painting the inside of the medical clinic, digging trenches for water meters on the houses and working on the interior ceiling of a house.

From Morris Sample: Today was the first true workday at Casa Angelina. Several projects are going on, including some plumbing projects so my fingers are covered in PVC piping glue. It rains at night so things are quite muddy. So far everyone is healthy!