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Dana meets Luis

Dana Sitzman, a member of the Best Buy Vision Team, describes her memorable visit with Luis and family. I am sponsoring a child through the Common Hope program—seven-year-old Luis. I had the fortunate opportunity to meet him and his family while on my Vision Team trip in Guatemala. Accompanied by a social worker, I went […]

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Observations from Guatemala

Below are a collection of observations from the Best Buy Vision Team on Day 5 of their trip, giving a window into the people of Guatemala and the work Common Hope supporters make possible. • Sweat equity is testament of a family’s desire for a Common Hope house. To clear the plot for the second […]

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The privilege of sponsoring a child

by Carole Jones, Sponsor This July, Carole visited Yolanda, the young woman she sponsors through Common Hope in Antigua, Guatemala. Below is her description and reflection on her visit. Carole is a retired teacher from Yucaipa, CA. We walk past colonial ruins to get to Yoli’s door. The dirt walkway leading toward the house is […]

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St. John’s School of Theology·Seminary on Common Hope’s Dignitas Humana Award

Below is an excerpt from the letter announcing Common Hope’s nomination for the Dignitas Humana Award, which Common Hope formally accepted on September 13. “Your work … to build communities in Guatemala and relieve poverty and its constraints on people’s hope has directly enriched the lives and improved the prospects of thousands. One of the […]

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