by Marsha Benshoof, sponsor and Vision Team volunteer What an amazing experience, meeting a child and his family that you have known only on paper. Jim and I have been sponsors of Gustavo since April 2010, shortly after a Vision Team from our church, Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, returned from Guatemala and shared their […]
Archive | December, 2011
by Wendy Vezzosi, sponsor and volunteer translator During the first week of December, my 19-year-old son Scott and I had the privilege of spending the week volunteering at the Antigua facility. It was an amazing experience for both of us on many levels. I wanted to write a few words about some of the things […]
by Scott Vezzosi, Common Hope sponsor Last week my mom and I took a trip to Guatemala to visit our sponsored child, a fifteen-year-old boy named Saulo. One of our days in Antigua, a social worker accompanied my mom and me to meet Saulo and his family. We have been sponsoring him for about five […]
by Lesbia Marroquin, Coordinator of San Rafael Since the beginning of the year, it has been very difficult to keep José Luis in school. I wrote about him previously and the work that Mirna, his family’s social worker, has persisted with during home visits. One of the most important aspects of our social work approach […]
por Lesbia Marroquín, Coordinadora de San Rafael Desde el inicio del año, ha sido muy difícil mantener a José Luis en la escuela. Anteriormente había escrito sobre él en respecto al seguimiento que Mirna, la trabajadora social de la familia, ha mantenido durante las visitas de casa. Es gratificante el ver ahora a José Luis […]
On Dec 1st and 2nd, affiliated families came by Common Hope to pick up their holiday gifts. Volunteers and staff distributed gifts such a dolls, soccer balls, and educational games. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Claus greeted children and gave them balloons. Children left the event with new gifts and BIG smiles!