Category Archives: guatemala

Pray for me,” and other throw away lines (Mission work at work)

I’m a home Stager. My job is advising home owners, who are going to sell their houses, how to prepare their homes for the market. Before going to one of my Staging appointments, I had lunch with a Christian friend. … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Spiritual Earthquakes

Our mission team, the Guatemalan coordinator, the Guatemalan pastor, and an interpreter are all gathered in the church in Guatemala City. Carlo the digital tune master has cool sounds wafting in the background.  Someone supplied us with instant coffee and … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Size Does Matter

The Guatemalan sun hammers the corrugated tin roof over our heads.  Joe and I and local helpers sweat inside the cinderblock building. We’re digging our way through a mountain of black garbage bags filled with clothes people from the U.S.A. … Continue reading

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Guatemala: The Hell of All Diseases

“The painkiller isn’t working. We need painkiller in the dental clinic.” It’s our first day at the medical mission in Tierra Linda, Guatemala. The request for painkiller reminds me of a factoid a friend told me a few weeks ago: … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Plank in My Eye

Before leaving America, the team doctor told us that each one of us would have a moment in Guatemala when we’d know why we were on this medical mission. I’m non-medical, so I figured I’d have my “moment” while entertaining … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Treat, Pray, Love

A longtime friend who’d been on previous mission trips to Guatemala had told me, “Wait till you meet Iggy! You’ll love him!” Iggy, short for Ignacious, is a name believed to signify independence, forthrightness, practicality. Good traits for a surgeon. … Continue reading

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Guatemala Mission: By the Numbers

Team members from USA: 23 Members with medical training: 8 Females: 15 Males: 8 Teens: 3 Non-Christian: 1 (that I know of) Number of armed soldiers who guarded the team at night: 8 Gallons of hot water used for showers, … Continue reading

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