Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in 1+1 Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Guatemala | 1 comment

-Jeff Lovell, Global Impact Team   Every CPCC travel team prepares and plans for their short-term mission trips.  However, the only sure thing about any trip agenda is that there will be surprises!  One 24-hour period in Guatemala was full of them. Birthday surprise Our partners generously hosted us at Rut’s home for dinner mid-week.  As our partnership has matured into its fifth year, our teams have developed strong relationships with our partners.  After our meal, Josue sneaked in...

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And then today happened …

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Guatemala | 0 comments

-Cassie Perez, Team Leader   This is my third trip to Guatemala. The poverty, the plights of the families, it no longer shocks me like it did on previous trips. During our evening devotional yesterday, I shared that I had been feeling less affected this trip, that perhaps I was becoming too comfortable on these trips, becoming numb. And then today happened. Today, our team was to work on installing stoves in family homes and assist with the kindergarten graduation festivities. Our team...

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Guatemala Team Off to a Good Start

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Guatemala, Trips | 0 comments

Day 1 of VBS and Sports Camp in Los Verdes, Guatemala Today was our first day to really interact with the children at the learning center in Los Verdes.  In the morning, the younger children (pre-school age) piled out of the school bus or walked along the road up a steep hill to the learning center. As they came past the gate, they flooded towards us for big hugs. They know their friends from Indiana bring fun and excitement and they usually can’t wait to see us. Today’s morning VBS was a hit....

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How Our Partnership Makes a Difference

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Guatemala | 0 comments

-Mackenzie Vondersaar I have studied Spanish for six years, for this I was asked to lead Bible lessons during VBS in Guatemala. However, when I realized the topic was the creation of The Church in Antioch (Acts 11: 19-30), I was a little disappointed. No Daniel or Jonah stories? I quickly found I had an amazing example of partnership to share. I was able to share that the leaders at The Learning Center and at Connection Pointe demonstrate a united front for Christ with physical separations.  I...

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Falling Head Over Heels

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Guatemala | 0 comments

-Lydia Thomas In 2013 I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Guatemala with my parents and my brother. I fell head over heels for the people and the culture and vowed to go back as soon as I could. Since that first trip, I have gone on the Guatemala student trip every year. What keeps me coming back? I just returned from my fourth trip to Los Verdes. As I sit here and reflect on these amazing experiences I’ve had, I can’t help but think: What is it that keeps me coming back? Renewing...

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Touching Lives Forever

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Guatemala, Trips | 0 comments

-Angela Baker Guatemala Trip Team Member 1 Peter 4:10  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Some say that to teach is to touch a life forever, and nowhere is this more evident than at The Learning Center in Los Verdes. Through these past couple days we’ve witnessed how the teachers at the Learning Center are the foundation for the tremendous work being done, and most importantly in pouring out God’s love to these...

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