It’s always something (by Rachael)

We know we have to be flexible when we go to Guatemala. The thing is, usually we don’t really have to be flexible until we get to Guat. Flights usually go as planned. Drive times in the U.S. are pretty predictable. Luggage usually ends up in the right place. Not today. Today we missed our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Provision (by Nate)

We recently received notice that there are roughly 90 boys in the two orphanages we visit. That’s roughly 25-30 more than we expected, which is okay with us. We usually plan on getting extra stuff and writing extra letters, but this time we had a wonderful surprise. One of our high school Spanish teachers was […]