Poo-Laundry, Conversations, and Our Last Day (Nate)

Our morning started with a continuation of yesterday morning’s work: helping with the house chores. Yesterday we had one group folding clean laundry and another mopping floors. Today there was still a group folding clean laundry, but the rest of us were sorting dirty clothes. We separated the whites, darks, bedding and la popa (a.k.a […]

Things are always changing in Guate.

As I was sitting in the front seat of the van this morning, I realized that, after seven trips, parts of Guatemala have become very familiar to me—the friends we see, the van we ride in, the volcanoes we pass, the communities we drive through, the routes we take.  They’ve become so familiar that they’re […]

Trip 2 of 2010

We’re here! Today was a remarkably easy and peaceful travel day.  It was so remarkably easy that it’s almost too boring to write about; however we wanted to let everyone know that 1.) we made it and 2.) we have Internet access so we will be updating the blog.  Tomorrow morning we’ll visit one of […]

Will you help?

In April, Nate and I will be making our seventh trip down to Guatemala—our seventh trip in just over a year and half! We are counting down the days; we can’t wait to go back! The kids there have captured our hearts completely. We are excited to be on the receiving end of some slobbery […]

Guatemala Day 1-Foreign Exchange (by Rachael)

As is usually the case in Guatemala, today tested the limits of our emotional and physical strength.  I. Am. Exhausted.  We started the morning by visiting one of the Compassion projects on the outskirts of Guatemala City.  There are currently 200 kids who participate in the after school/weekend program.  50 kids still need sponsors.  Interested?  […]