A Community Visit Showcases Project Progress and Ignites a Stirring Reminder

After a few exciting days, we were finally ready to venture into the communities and meet the women of the Association. As a first time traveler, it was exciting to not only meet the women but also see their successful projects in action. Many of you reading may be familiar with these life-improving projects, but to see them beaming with pride as they display the fruits of their labor really expands one’s perspective.

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Up and At ‘Em!

This is Gloria Kilby, from West Nottingham Presbyterian Church in Colora, Maryland.  

After an amazingly quiet night in Guatemala City, near the airport, with hardly a sound all night, I woke up at 5:30 to the sound of a very loud jet taking off. At breakfast, some people said they woke at 5 a.m. to the sound of a trumpet call from the neighboring military school.  

Up and at ’em for day 2 of our amazing trip!

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Largest Trip to Date Sparks Excitement and Anticipation

For the most part, the world is quiet at 4:00 in the morning. Kimberly, a fellow traveler, picked me up at and we headed to the Philadelphia Airport. A few lights on in homes and very few cars on the road. Traffic was light, parking and transfer to shuttle bus was easy. There was a sense of uneasiness that is in the back of my mind regarding travel: would the lines be long, would we have to rush to the gate, would my boarding pass come up on airport WiFi and other first world concerns.

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Food Kit Delivery Day!

We have an exciting update to share with you: Emergency food kits are being delivered in Guatemala as we speak!

Since launching this initiative in May, we have received an unprecedented level of support that quickly surpassed our original goal of providing 300 food kits to families in need. We are truly grateful to those of you who contributed to this project. We also want to recognize the exceptional work of our in-country partners: CEDEPCA and the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development.

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