We are well underway with our efforts and preparations for Guatemala! We are overwhelmed with the support we have had from the Greenbank United Church, our communities, families and friends. We have even had local schools on board with putting together supplies and packages for our Guatemalan friends!
Currently, we are finishing 500 craft kits to do with children in remote Guatemala, and 6 Quilt kits to teach the women in Guatemala how to sew their own quilts. We have had 4 sewing machines donated, and we will be offering lessons to women in a self-sustainable sewing co-op. This is very exciting indeed!
We have been preparing a Teacher's Workshop, children's crafts, seniors activities and crafts, as well as a Sunday School Program! It has been a busy time!
We still have much to do to prepare, building goodie bags for the children, finalizing our work schedule, packing (strategically) all of the donated items and supplies, coordinating transportation, Mission Training, First-Aid and CPR Training, and so much more!
If you would like to know how you can get involved, please contact Juli at JuliConard@gmail.com.We ask for your prayers as we continue to gather donated items, and finalize our preparations for our trip in a month's time.
Stay tuned for regular updates, and (hopefully, internet service depending) daily updates during our trip.