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Bauer CRC

Serving In Guatemala
July 18, 2018
Community: Alotenango
Partner: Iglesia PCG Fiesta Celestial
Staff: Quevit Garcia, Steven Requena

We made it!

by Silver King Sing | July 18, 2018 9:44 PM

We made it to Guatemala safe and sound!  We are ready and excited to see what God has in store for all of us this week!

We made it!

Exploring Alotenango!-Day 1

by Quevit Garcia | July 19, 2018 10:43 PM

After a delicious breakfast, we drove to Alotenango!  When we got to the main community we had a good time exploring its colorful neighborhoods and making new friends.

Exploring Alotenango!-Day 1

Getting to know the Pastor! -Day 1

by Quevit Garcia | July 19, 2018 10:57 PM

We got to spend time with Pastor Ruddy. We heard his testimony and how God has been faithful to him and his church. 

Getting to know the Pastor! -Day 1

Inviting kids for VBS!-Day 1

by Quevit Garcia | July 19, 2018 11:04 PM

We had the opportunity to go out and invite the kids to come to VBS! Some members enjoyed inviting them by trying their Spanish out.
Inviting kids for VBS!-Day 1

Food distribution prep!

by Quevit Garcia | July 19, 2018 11:58 PM

Today we prepared food baskets to bless 35 families in Alotenango affected by Volcano Fuego's eruption. We are so excited to get to know them and pray for them!

Food distribution prep!

Church Service!

by Quevit Garcia | July 20, 2018 9:21 AM

We had our first service at church Fiesta Celestial. We love worshiping together to our almighty God!

Church Service!

Declicious Breakfast

by Quevit Garcia | July 20, 2018 9:36 AM

There is nothing better to start the day with a delicious Guatemalan breakfast! 

Declicious Breakfast

Building Project

by Quevit Garcia | July 20, 2018 8:56 PM

The team, along with pastor Ruddy, are working really hard to get the project done on time.  What a blessed morning! 

Building Project

Building Project Continues

by Quevit Garcia | July 20, 2018 9:02 PM

We completed the first phase in the building project. We are so excited to see all the work done! 
Building Project Continues

Anything for the Kids

by Quevit Garcia | July 20, 2018 9:11 PM

We had the first VBS this afternoon and played games, sang songs and acted out the Creation story from Genesis.  At least 145 kids showed up today. What a blessing!
Anything for the Kids

And More Fun

by Quevit Garcia | July 21, 2018 7:23 AM

Fun, fun, and more fun!  We love playing with the kids and seeing the joy of the Lord in their lives!
And More Fun

Home Visits

by Quevit Garcia | July 21, 2018 7:31 AM

We visited some houses in the community of Alotenango and had the opportunity to pray for the families affected by Volcano Fuengo. Hearing their testimonies of how God helped them to be safe was really impressive and encouraged our faith!
Home Visits

Home Visits - Day 2

by Quevit Garcia | July 21, 2018 7:43 AM

We had the chance to meet 4 families in a refugee center that we displaced because of the eruption of Volcano Fuego.  We prayed for them and for their future plans of coming back to La Aldea where they have always lived.
Home Visits - Day 2

The Work Continues

by Quevit Garcia | July 22, 2018 12:00 AM

We had another incredible morning as we worked on the project and finished the floor.  We are so excited to bless this family with the new house!  Praise the Lord!

The Work Continues

Almost Done

by Quevit Garcia | July 22, 2018 12:17 AM

We continued working in the construction of the houses and got the wood structure set up! 
Almost Done

VBS-Day 3

by Quevit Garcia | July 22, 2018 12:23 AM

And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children,you will never enter the kingdom of heaven"
VBS-Day 3

Food distribution!-Day 3

by Quevit Garcia | July 22, 2018 12:31 AM

Sharing the love of Jesus with the victims of the volcano eruption is priceless.
Food distribution!-Day 3


by Quevit Garcia | July 22, 2018 12:53 AM

There is nothing better than sharing our testimonies about what God has done for us.  He is a good, good Father!


It is all about Jesus!

by Quevit Garcia | July 22, 2018 12:58 AM

We are all sinners but God has made a way for us all to Heaven through his son, Jesus Christ.  Watching the kids smiling reminds us that God loves us and his creation is perfect. 
It is all about Jesus!

We made it!!!

by Steven Requena | July 22, 2018 10:32 PM

Today we worked so hard trying to finish this little house... and guess what? We made it, now this amazing women has a new place to live. Praise the Lord!

We made it!!!

So Many Kids!

by Steven Requena | July 22, 2018 10:44 PM

It's our last day of VBS!  We shared with the kids how God loves us so much that He sent his only Son to die on a cross for each one of us.  Salvation comes because of the grace of Jesus!
So Many Kids!

Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul...

by Steven Requena | July 22, 2018 11:00 PM

This evening we sang some songs for the members of our host church.  We worshiped in Spanish and in English!  It's amazing knowing we praise the same great God!  Hallelujah! 
Bless the Lord, Oh My Soul...

Building Another House!

by Quevit Garcia | July 24, 2018 9:05 AM

We had the privilige to build a house made by wood for the victims of the volcano eruption.  We worked alongside the Guatemalan Army to finish the work on time!  We can really say that God's plan is always perfect.

Building Another House!

Making Progess

by Quevit Garcia | July 24, 2018 1:40 PM

The team was divided in two groups and the first group was building a house made by wood and the second one was fixing doors and windows.

Making Progess

Working for His Kingdom

by Quevit Garcia | July 24, 2018 1:53 PM

We enjoyed our time serving in Alotenango, knowing that everything what we did was for His kingdom! 
Working for His Kingdom

Last Church Service

by Quevit Garcia | July 24, 2018 10:25 PM

It is time to say "See You Later" to our friends and family in Alotenango.  We know that some of the people that we encountered we may never see them again on this earth, but one day we will see them again in Heaven!

Last Church Service

Recreation Day!

by Quevit Garcia | July 25, 2018 1:34 PM

We were able to spend a day in the old city of Antigua,Guatemala.  It was so much fun getting to explore the colorful city and do some souvenir shopping too!

Recreation Day!

Back Home!

by Silver King Sing | July 25, 2018 1:49 PM

Our mission week has ended with great success and our lives will never be the same. We are ager to return home and sad to leave our new family in Guatemala.

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Sue and Tomg

July 21, 2018 10:30 PM

PTL for your safe arrival! Great pictures! May God continue to keep you all safe and have a blest time and praying you will also be a blessing while you serve!

Yvonne steensma

July 21, 2018 9:45 AM

Wishing I could have went on this trip as well but being in Kalamazoo last week I realized I couldn’t be gone again for that long. Praying from home. Keep being Gods hands and feet to those you meet

Cyndy Wittingen

July 20, 2018 12:01 PM

Pray for you all to have fun and stay safe! Also asking God to lead you where you need to be!

Nick and Bev Leegwater

July 20, 2018 10:53 AM

Thanks for posting pictures, we check it everyday. Continuing to pray for you all each day, blessings on your work with the people in Guatemala

Sue Pelton

July 19, 2018 8:31 PM

Have an amazing time! God bless you all and all your adventures!

Dick and Bonnie

July 19, 2018 5:24 PM

We're thankful you arrived safely. We will be asking God to keep you all healthy, to clearly lead you where you are needed, and to bless all your efforts.

Timothy L Holwerda

July 19, 2018 1:58 PM

Glad you made it safely! Praying God will bless your relationships on the team and with the community you serve.

Kris Leegwater (Britney and Emily's Mom)

July 19, 2018 1:30 PM

Praying this trip is everything you all want it to be. God has a great good of kids working for him. Hoping He uses you to do great work in this country.

Todd and Chris

July 19, 2018 11:20 AM

So glad you made it safely. Praying the God uses you to spread his love and do good.


July 19, 2018 10:02 AM

Prayers coming your way! Thankful all is going well and thank you all for being a blessing!

Margie Vruggink

July 18, 2018 10:50 PM

I am so excited for all of you. I know God has great plans for you this week.

Lori Gwilt

July 18, 2018 10:29 PM

Praying for all of you. What an amazing opportunity to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus. God bless.

Bev and Jerry

July 18, 2018 7:41 AM

Praying for the Holy Spirits working and safety during your mission outreach! Thank you for being caregivers in a world that needs to be shown love!

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