Pastor Rolando – Overcoming Blindness

My name is Justin Hibbard, and I’m here with my family working with Stephanie and Paso a Paso.  The trip so far has been so amazing, and God has opened my eyes to the tremendous need here in Barrio la Cruz.  One of my greatest experiences so far has been...

A Stove for Breysi’s Family

Breysi is one of our students that suffers from Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis and kidney failure. She is always anxious to go to school and does not miss a day when she is well enough to attend. Her family was blessed to receive a donation so that a stove could be...

Toothbrushes for Barrio la Cruz

As I walk the narrow roads and dirt paths of Barrio la Cruz I come across many women, children and men with rotten teeth, swollen gums, missing teeth and infection. One of our goals in Paso a Paso is to show the families how to simply brush their teeth and maintain...

Loving the people of Barrio la Cruz

What a blessing to visit with Stephanie and family in Guatemala and see first hand what Paso a Paso is doing to love the people of Barrio la Cruz.  Our mission was to pack up school supplies for 150+ children and distribute them door to door so we could meet not only...

Back in El Barrio!

We have been back in Guatemala for 2 weeks and are keeping busy. Paso a Paso has 151 children in the education sponsorship program and we have successfully passed out all the school supplies door to door to the children and their families. This meant a lot of hiking...

Heading back….

Since we have been back in the states for a bit a lot has happened here and in Guatemala. In Guatemala Rolando and his church put on their children’s yearly VBS and over 240 children attended! This was a great turn out and a wonderful chance to reach out to the...

A New stove for Rolando

Rolando’s mother and sisters make about 400 tortillas a day to sell and for their family as well. The stove they had prior was about 12 years old and filled their corn husk room with smoke. For the women and small children working and playing in the kitchen this...

Bootmaking with Marcial

We had the privilege of watching and learning from Paso a Paso’s longtime friend, boot maker, Marcial.  Jenni wanted some boots to take home to her daughter, nephew and niece, so Marcial let us help with the process of making their boots.  First we had to...

Farewell to Jenni

I’ve been in Antigua, Guatemala  for 10 days, but it feels more like two… the time has just flown.  My name is Jenni and I came to help and encourage Paso a Paso’s founder and missionary in partial residence, Stephanie.  We’ve spent most of my days...

Birthday Party for Sandra

Saturday we hosted a party for Sandra, a student Paso a Paso sponsors.  Sandra brought her cousin, who was also celebrating her 15th birthday, and 11 other family members.  Paso a Paso has been connected with Sandra’s family for several years.  Last year Paso...

Cooking With Veronica

Friday we got to experience the daily life of a Guatemalan woman, Veronica.  She graciously welcomed us to help her cook in the morning and then to accompany her to the places she sells her food.  We made Tipico food including: tortillias, tostados, tacos, and...

Trip to El Rejon

This past week we went on a long 2 hour hike up toward Sumpango (through Barrio la Cruz) to visit a couple of families in El Rejon. It was a beautiful hike through farm land and mountains to get to El Rejon. This is a mostly indigenous community where they speak...

Sunday outing at Barrio la Cruz

This past Sunday the local church and community of Barrio la Cruz went and hiked a bit up the mountain to have a field day. This was a time for everyone to hang out, have some roasted corn, fly kites and what we least expected…have a race! All the people from...

Graduation in Barrio la Cruz

Lower Elementary Upper Elementary The kids in Barrio la Cruz of Pastores have finally finished their 2008 school year. The school was full of smiling faces and content parents as the children received their passing grades and diplomas for the year. We had a great...
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