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Life in Guatemala

Life in Guatemala

“Tiwaj.” It’s not every day that a Pokomchi* person tells me that. That one little word (pronounced tee-WAH) means “I love you.” I smile big and say “Thank you!” And it means a lot to me. I’ve known Amanda, the 18-year-old girl who said it, since she was a small child.  When she was a toddler, […]

 

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Hope for Orphans in India

Missionary Ventures Great Britain shares news about an ongoing project in Isnapur, India that will make a big impact in this community and change lives for a group of orphans. Read the full story here.

 

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Life After Retirement

FOX 13 News Dale and Kaye Brooks share about their life after retirement.

 

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Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

Supercyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

According to one UN agency, Supercyclone Pam looks to be one of the worst disasters to have ever hit the Pacific. Category Five Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu with devastating force with sustained wind speeds over 260 kilometers per hour that has devastated villages and communities. Food crops have been destroyed, drinking water has been contaminated, […]

 

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Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua

Gift for a Fellow Classmate in Nicaragua

The middle school students learning at ESVO a vocational school in Managua, Nicaragua have turned their training into a practical and helpful gift. The students in the 8th grade welding class made a walker for their classmate, David. He has Cerebral Palsy and just had an operation that would allow him to use a walker. […]

 

Medical Short-Term Teams in Nicaragua

Article submitted by Brenda Rose, Field Coordinator in Nicaragua

In the month of March and April two medical teams came to help out the people in the mountains around Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The first team consisted of pharmacy students from the University of Florida. They were able to attend to many people in areas that have no access to medical care.  They also learned how to work in difficult situations where they had no access to medical testing. It was great having this team back. Great job!

The second team came from Trinity UMC. They also were able to care for patients in remote areas and got to care for people that they had met last year. This team had a doctor, several nurses, and an eye doctor. It was so fun watching people’s faces when they could see for the first time in years. They were also able to give fluoride treatments to many of the children. Both teams had a fun time zip lining at Mombacho.

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