We have arrived back in Guatemala and have been working hard for the past couple of weeks. Rolando, ZaidyÂ and I have been visiting with a lot of families and finalizing grades for the first trimester to see how the children performed in school. It has given us time to prepare for the groups this summer.Â We just had a wonderful group from Vintage come and serve with us this past weekÂ and it was such a blessing!
This past week we delivered school supplies to children that received above average gradesÂ as incentives to keep up their hard work. In communities like Barrio la Cruz and El Rejon going to school, working with your family and farming it is not easy to keep up in school. We also were able to distribute bags of toothbrushes and toothpaste to the families with some saftey cards explaining water and fire saftey while sharing some simple Bible verses.
We went to El Rejon a farming village and were overwhelmed by their love for us and their hard work in school and in their community. Each year we support more children in El Rejon and e continue to pray how God will have us expand our work there and we ask for you to pray with us and pray for our protection in the community.
The rest of our week was spent buildingÂ two stoves and rebuilding two kitchen rooms for families in need. We purchased the stoves and whileÂ they were being built we tore down and rebuilt the new kitchen rooms out of sheet metal, wood and a lot of love and hard work.Â Â
Â We will have more detailed updates about the individual projects very soon! Thank you all for you continued support and please keep the prayers coming for our work and safety.