Compassion Child Sponsorship - Does it Help Or Hurt? (Part 3)

Compassion Child Sponsorship - Does it Help Or Hurt? (Part 3)

On our 2015 Guatemalan vacation, we strolled Antigua’s streets, bought textiles of a dozen textures and colors, hiked a volcano, and sipped espresso at cafe Fat Cat’s, a finca (coffee farm) and anywhere else they poured. Indigenos brightened the scenery as they sold wares, shared food, tended to babies, and worked the land. I looked for Juana and Wilmer everywhere we traveled, including Guate, Antigua, Panajachel, Santa Cruz, and Nahuala.

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Compassion Sponsorship - Does it Help or Hurt? (Part 2)

Compassion Sponsorship - Does it Help or Hurt? (Part 2)

In November of 2015, my husband and I flew to Guatemala, the land my daughter loves and the land of my Compassion kids, Juana and Wilmer. Pumped up about a new culture, I’d read extensively, including news about recent landslides. Was Guatemala as beautiful as the pictures? Llegamos a la una de la tarde en la cuidad de Guatemala. (We arrived at 1:00 p.m. in Guatemala City, or Guate, as locals call it). Yep, I’d “Rosetta Stoned” to augment 60s and 70s high school and college Spanish and chatted with bilingual friends till my brain jumbled and I yelled, “Caramba!”  

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Stories From the Jesus House Available Now!

Stories From the Jesus House Available Now!

In 1987, God rescued Bonnie Kae Lentz and her husband Tom from a house inhabited by witches and saved them from lives spiraling out of control. On fire for Jesus, they followed God into a journey focused on simple acts of obedience, like when they painted JESUS on a bedsheet and hung it from their front porch. 

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Here's to February!

Here's to February!

Last week, my family ventured north to an indoor water resort for a few days of pretending it’s not still the middle of winter. We splashed, caught some waves, and froze our hair into icy points while sitting in the outdoor hot tubs. I did just enough of these activities to earn “fun mom” status.

I also attempted some of the dry “fun” on my quest for gaining more points as a fun mom. The most memorable activity for me became the indoor high ropes course.

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