Archive | April, 2010

Life skills hidden in arts and crafts

by Krista Lengacher, hospitality coordinator I love arts and crafts. Not the scrapbooky, kitchy cute kind of arts and crafts, but the useful, looks-like-they-could-be-store-bought kind of arts and crafts. It’s not very often that one has the opportunity to combine her hobby and her job, but I was lucky enough to be given that very […]

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A dream beyond belief

A Sponsor since 2000, Mary Thompson shared several reflections with us about her visit to Guatemala last fall. Below she describes her visits to New Hope and San Rafael.

On a previous trip to Common Hope with a church mission group, I visited New Hope for the first time — it was a first for all of us. At the time, I think we felt Common Hope’s dream for the village was beyond belief.  […]

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Dulce receives a book

If you’d like a mini visit to Guatemala as you wrap up the week, head on over to the blog being kept by the current Vision Team — lots of great photos and stories. Below, Dulce receives a book from her Sponsor, First Parish of Brookline, MA. To visit the team’s blog, click here.

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17 students will soon see the chalkboard a whole lot better

Earlier this month the Jacoby family traveled to Guatemala, where Dr. Brad Jacoby and his wife Anne Jacoby, an ophthalmology technician, conducted eye exams in San Rafael. The pair completed 327 exams, most with students at the school, finding 17 children that needed glasses and/or surgery. Rocio Gonzalez, San Rafael satellite coordinator, said they also […]

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New soccer gear for San Rafael students

Students from San Rafael, our satellite site, were very excited to receive soccer gear several weeks ago from an organization called PeacePassers. The donations were carried to Guatemala by a Vision Team led by Zach and Sally Thomas, former long-term volunteers at Common Hope. Soccer is a popular pastime in Guatemala, however many children lack […]

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Talent show at the Antigua preschool

Students at the Antigua preschool had a great talent show yesterday. A couple of kids read stories, a group of boys did a dance to Michael Jackson, two little girls shared a ballet dance, and the students presented group dances and songs. You can see more pictures on our Flickr feed. While you’re there, you […]

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