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 […]

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?  […]

We made it!

To our great surprise, we found out that arrangements had been made for us to visit Danni’s home (Casa Bernabe) yesterday afternoon.  After a quick lunch at Pollo Campero, the six of us, Berta (from Buckner), and approximately six hundred pounds of luggage rolled into CB in our big van. We saw Danni immediately.  I […]

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 […]

Guatemalan arrival! (Nate)

We may have made a speed record for commercial travel today, even with our 250lbs of baggage! We left our house at 6:15 this morning and were greeted by the energetic babies and their scissors by 2:00PM this afternoon. Scissors? We thought they might be making some sort of craft, but no they were just […]

Aliceña (by Rachael)

Today I went searching for pictures of a girl we met in Guatemala.  Her name is Aliceña, and in August she was living in Guatemala City so she could receive proper treatment for her leukemia.  When we visited in March, we found out she was living at one of the Buckner Transitional Homes with some of […]

We have tickets! (By Rachael)

This week, my task was to nail down some dates for a June trip to Guatemala and buy our plane tickets.  I almost failed to complete this week’s task.  Would you like to hear what happened? Yes, of course you do.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t still be reading our blog.  Okay, here’s what happened:  […]