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HomeWorks gives back: Guatemala mission.

Our recent trip to Central America.

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Recently Joe and his entire family had an opportunity to travel to Guatemala in a mission capacity. We had a fantastic time, and managed to do some real good. Here is a quick run down of the time we spent, and the families that we were able to help.

First and foremost, our goal was to spend time with the locals by shopping in the marketplace, walking throughout all of Antigua, and speaking as much Spanish as we could muster in an attempt to communicate. A little bit of effort goes a long way!

We took our whole family, and spent a good deal of time just playing with the children at the school. From jumping rope to playing soccer and football, hula hooping, and giving out play doh, bracelets, and shoes – we tried to at least give back as much as we got out of the experience. Our children gained an amazing experience, and we hope that we can say the same for the Guatemalan children that we interacted with.

The main goal of the trip, however, was to get some work done for a local family that really needed it. We were blessed to have the opportunity to work with a team of missionaries to build a home for a woman in need and her children. The look on their faces made the time and effort well worth it. What an awesome chance to do some real good in the world!

The real icing on the cake, however, was being able to spend some time with Aora and her two boys – a woman for whom we built a home a year ago. We were able to see the home (block walls, concrete floor, bathroom with showers, sink, and toilet) that includes two bedrooms and a living room with electricity. She taught us how to make tortillas (what she does to make a living) and prepared a special meal of plantains with black beans as a thank-you for her home. She was extremely grateful!

All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better, more fulfilling couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy the photos!

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