Archive | December, 2012

Seeing Guatemala with new eyes

by Brianna Jensen, Vision Team Coordinator A former long-term volunteer in Guatemala, Brianna Jensen reflects on what it was like to be back in Guatemala after a year and a half—this time as a visiting US staff member. It had been approximately one year, four months, and 18 days since I left Guatemala as a […]

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Year in review

Thank you for bringing hope to Guatemala. You made 2012 a great year and helped set us up for a promising 2013. Below are highlights of the year’s accomplishments, made possible with your support. Last year, 3,104 impoverished children attended school – from elementary through university, working toward their goal of high school graduation. More […]

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December celebrations in Guatemala

Our colleague NGO in Guatemala, WINGS, recently posted a great overview of the various celebrations in Guatemala throughout the month of December. As they say, it’s a chance to share the “beautiful and vibrant culture that Guatemalans and those living here enjoy, especially during the holiday season.” To learn about those celebrations and view photos, […]

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Piles of pizza thanks to Dominos

Affiliated families enjoyed a special treat last week when Dominos in Antigua made their annual donation of pizzas. They delivered 115 pizzas to Common Hope! Parents and children enjoyed them during our new affiliated family welcome day, for families who recently joined Common Hope. More pizzas went to the Saturday youth group. Dominos also gives […]

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Farewell, Annie

It’s Annie’s last day today. She has been serving Common Hope over the past 10 months as an enthusiastic long-term volunteer, coordinating Vision Teams in their work building homes for our affiliated families. We want to thank Annie for all of her hard work and contributions to Common Hope. Below, she shares a bit of […]

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