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Guatemala

Compassion Sunday 2018

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Malacatan, Guatemala, is a small town close to the border between Mexico and Guatemala—about 15 minutes from the El Carmen border crossing. Yearly, tens of thousands of migrants from all over Central America are deported to this area by Mexican authorities. Large buses cross the bridge...

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Guatemala Team Update - World Water Day

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A team of two have been in Guatemala this past week continuing to discern and build our developing partnership. Here are some thoughts from a team member as they revisited Edgar and Eliu Morales and their water treatment facility.  Written by Vicki Witte Water. We use it every day. We cook...

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Something Significant, Indeed

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Radio stations are back to their normal tunes, all the Christmas decorations are in boxes in the basement, The Christmas Story is no longer airing on repeat. But the donations and gifts given toward Something Significant for Christmas are still impacting people, agencies and countries, and they...

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Something Significant for Christmas: Hydrate to Dominate

Posted by Laura Mueller on

On our trip to Guatemala back in September, our team adopted the phrase "hydrate to dominate." While we saw the humor in the phrase, coined by one of our teammates, we also knew its real importance: water is vital to health and life.  While in Guatemala, we had the honor of meeting Eliu...

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La Limonada: Guatemala Team Update

Posted by Susan Buenger on

The drainage ravine that hosts the neighborhood of Limonada in Guatemala City is not an ordinary place. It is simultaneously full of hope and violence, beauty and profound material, spiritual and emotional poverty. As we entered the door of a home in Limonada, we met a baby seated in a stroller...

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Pray for Pablo: Guatemala Team Update

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In the U.S. we see the importance of the next generation as future inventors, leaders and parents of the world. At First Pres we seek “to prepare all generations to impact lives for Christ.” We lift up, mentor, guide and ignite young men and women to dream big and dream...

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Guatemala Team Itinerary and Prayer Requests

Posted by Susan Buenger on

A team of six from First Pres travels to Guatemala September 7–14 to partner with the Del Camino Connection (DCC), connecting with Guatemalan pastors and ministry leaders, and deepening the relationships forged on a 2016 trip. The team will also meet new leaders and connect with churches...

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