A Photo that Makes My Heart Sing

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A photo that makes our heart sign — for many reasons!
I woke up yesterday morning to find this fabulous photo in my inbox. At first glance, it didn’t look particularly special, but upon further reflection, it made my heart sing – and here is why:

 

First of all, this photo was sent to me by the new part-time administrative secretary of the Association. She is young, sharp as a tack, and technologically-savvy. So she is now starting to give us real-time updates of the projects of the Association – what a gift! This photo was taken just a few days ago.

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Update: Damaged Manufacturing Workshop Back in Operation

In early March, two enormous trees fell on the workshop of our Guatemalan partners AJPU, causing significant damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the entire roof and portions of the external walls were destroyed. To witness the damage up-close, view this five-minute video taken just hours after the tree fell. Please be sure your Subtitles/Closed Captioning is turned ON in order to read the translation in English.

With the resilience and resourcefulness that is so typically Guatemala, AJPU had a crew working onsite within 24 hours. We are pleased to report that they are now back up and running at full capacity! Read more

Downed Trees Damage Manufacturing Workshop in Guatemala

We recently received some news from our partners in Guatemala (AJPU) who produce the water filters, VIP latrines and fuel-efficient stoves for us.  On the morning of Ash Wednesday at 11:45 am, strong tornado-like winds downed two enormous fir trees onto their workshop.  Four men were working inside, fulfilling a recent order placed by the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development using funds provided by New Castle Presbytery.  By the grace of God, the men were not injured, but very shaken.

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