Update from Guatemala

      New Hatchlings Today we went up to the village of Santa Maria de Jesus and saw the new chicken enclosure, nearly finished, and the new chickens, who are being sheltered in a neighbor's fenced yard until the big enclosure is finished.  Then I got to meet many of the Taq Rumial children and their mothers and grandmothers at a little party. They made my mother and I a beautiful traditional dish called pollo pepian (chicken in a chili sauce).  We had speeches and lots of jokes and I got to hold one of the babies, and we handed out the school supplies.  The children and mothers and grandmothers were really pleased - lot of happy faces and hugs, and a few restrained tears as well.  The whole party was very bilingual, in Spanish and Mayan.   [...]

By |2017-01-18T20:15:18-05:00October 23rd, 2014|Guatemala, Mission & Outreach|0 Comments

On the Way to Guatemala with Oonagh

              First Churches is pleased to be able to support Oonagh and the Guatemala Partnership. Last Sunday First Churches collected school supplies for Oonagh to take with her when travelling to Guatemala this week. As she sets off on her trip, she would like to say thank you for all the generous support the congregation has amassed in such a short time. Some of the supplies Oonagh has to fit into her luggage.. So far folks have donated: 15 calculators 2 paintbrush sets (5 brushes each set) 9 watercolor sets 6 marker sets 15 crayon sets 4 chalk sets 2 colored pencil sets 5 pencil sets of regular pencils 3 pretty Disney pencil sets 75 or so Smokey the Bear pencils 30 or so Smokey bookmarks 60 or so pencil end erasers [...]

By |2017-01-18T20:15:18-05:00October 16th, 2014|Guatemala|0 Comments
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