Meet Estuardo (by Nate)

We’ve all met old souls. That person in a group who seems to speak truth and wisdom beyond their years. The one who can communicate volumes with their eyes that perhaps most others won’t ever understand. In this group of children, Estuardo is the old soul. If you’ve been following this blog since June, then […]

Meet Alejandra (by Rachael)

Alejandra is undeniably gorgeous.  She’ll be a knockout when she grows up. Her hair, her eyes, her smile—everything about her is beautiful. I tend to focus on her smile.  When she smiles, she looks truly happy, which is amazing considering her story. Like all the kids, Ale (pronounced ah-lay) has a tragic past.  Unfortunately, her […]

Meet Danni (by Nate)

Last August, we had our first encounter with Daniel Manchu. When we met him, he seemed like the rest of the boys at the home: energetic, aggressive, intelligent, and desperate for parents. But right away we noticed that he didn’t look like most Guatemalan boys. It took a bit of probing to find out that […]

Meet Cristel (by Rachael)

Of all the kids, Cristel has perhaps changed the most—physically, emotionally, and intellectually–since we started visiting the babies’ home.  Cristel is a 4-year-old girl who was born without an eye or a rectum.  In the past year or so, she’s had major surgeries to repair both of these things.  She now likes to look in […]

Meet Isabel

A few miles away from the Buckner Office in Guatemala City is a small, four bedroom house that is home to thirteen of the sweetest, most lovable children you’ll ever meet.  It’s the Buckner Baby Home, and if you’ve been following our blog, you know that these thirteen children have captured our hearts. Since we […]