Guatemala, March 10th – 16th, 2018; Trip Update 1

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

I awoke Monday morning to a fabulous sunny day! The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and I was ready to begin the mission that I came here for: to help care for the malnourished children of Guatemala with Orphan’s Heart. With coffee in hand, our team set out for the hour long trip along narrow, windy roads to … Read More

Sponsorship Update- Guatemala School Supplies 2018

Orphan's HeartChild Sponsorship Matters, Guatemala, Mission News, Sponsorship Update

January is a time of new beginnings and in Guatemala it means the beginning of a new school year! Did you know these facts about Guatemala’s school attendance rates? According to UNICEF, it is estimated that 657,233 children in Guatemala do not attend school, which corresponds to 26% of the total population between 7 and 14 years of age. Every year about 204,593 children abandon school–this represents … Read More

Sponsorship Update- Guatemala Christmas Parties 2017

Kaysey GilbreathChild Sponsorship Matters, Guatemala, Sponsorship Update

This post was written by Kaysey Gilbreath, Orphan’s Heart Child Sponsorship Coordinator It was a very merry Christmas for the children and families in the sponsorship program in Guatemala! The Malnutrition Center hosted the annual sponsored children Christmas parties, complete with traditional food, fun games, raffle prizes, and lots of dancing! This year the daycare children and their families got to … Read More

Guatemala, November 18th – 24th, 2017; Trip Update 2

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

Team: FBC Cross City, Florida Today, we finished up painting the spare room (it was a bright lime green.) Mr. Anthony cut the grass and used the weed eater to finish up cutting the edges. The ladies and Nicholas helped with all of the kids. For our afternoon project today, Aidan, Nicholas, Mrs. Maria, and Mrs. Dana helped pack oatmeal … Read More

Guatemala, November 18th – 24th, 2017; Trip Update 1

Deanna BerkesGuatemala, Mission Trip Update

Team: FBC Cross City, Florida Today [Monday] we started off with an orientation of the Center. After the orientation we were all assigned to our separate jobs.  Aidan, Mr. Mike, and Mr. Anthony were assigned to maintenance. The ladies and Nicholas were divided up between daycare and childcare. Aidan and Mr. Mike’s job consisted of painting one of their spare … Read More