Hola from Eagle’s Nest!

Aside from the day to day events that take place here, (which in and of themselves are worthy to be called extreme adventures), there are also sporadic moments that lend the team members with a more in depth of the world, outside of the fully loaded project outline. This may include taking a group to walk into town to go grocery shopping in preparation for a special Sabbath breakfast, or in search of specific project supplies such as spray paint for art class.

What a day it’s been!

I’ve realized that the experience that I’ve had here in Guatemala is teaching me lessons in love that are changing my whole being for the better. We’ve been at the orphanage only a week, but after being away from the kids all weekend, I went to bed last night genuinely missing each one dearly and looking longingly forward to this morning when I could see their smiling faces again.

First off, I would like to say what a privilege it is to be here. This trip has been such an eye opening, uplifting, and breathtaking experience, and I am so blessed to be a part of it. Despite the fact that we’ve only been in Guatemala for a week at this point, I feel an unbreakable bond with my fellow team members. We all come from different places and backgrounds, and it is so neat to see how the group is smoothly coming together. This trip has sparked something unique in all of us, and we will remember these two weeks for the rest of our lives.

A Day in the Life for our Beloved Guatemalan Babies

Hello everyone from Guatemala! Here at the Orphanage I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to develop relationships with each of the newest members of our family- the babies- by organizing activities that are geared toward their development! The babies typically range from just a few months old to a few years old and they all have qualities that make them truly unique. Here are a few pictures of the fun we’ve had down here. Hope you enjoy!!

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer

Each and every day, we wake up to the view of multiple volcanos and the lake. This outlook is where we having our morning meetings. We go over the plan for the day and end with our names accompanied by silly dance moves.

After breakfast, we go to a spiritual lesson lasting about 15 minutes. This is when we pick up the kids to bring them to their art, English, music, or dance classes. One activity they have really enjoyed is the “paracaídas juegas” or parachute games.

Hello all, on this fine day in Guatemala! Today, as every other day, has been nothing short of awe-inspiring and full of adventure. Here’s a look at my take on how the project has been going so far.