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City Church

Serving In Guatemala
September 17, 2022
Community: Guatemala City
Partner: Believe Guatemala
Staff: Loren Valladares

Here and Ready to Serve!

by Loren Valladares | September 18, 2022 12:06 AM

We arrived safely in Guatemala and are ready to go shopping for food distribution that we will be doing this week. 

Here and Ready to Serve!

Teamwork!

by Loren Valladares | September 18, 2022 12:09 AM

We packed groceries and cleaning supplies for twenty families who we will meet this week. We are so excited to bless families with these needed items!
Teamwork!

Be You God, not Us

by Loren Valladares | September 18, 2022 12:16 AM

We prayed for the families who are going to receive the groceries and for God to work in their lives through those bags.
Be You God, not Us

Church Service!

by Loren Valladares | September 19, 2022 12:48 AM

It was amazing how God spoke to each of us this morning at church. 
Church Service!

We are Back!

by Loren Valladares | September 19, 2022 12:57 AM

Today, after two years, we were finally able to return to Believe Guatemala and start serving and supporting Joel Juárez in the wonderful work he is doing in the city's garbage dump.
We are Back!

Food Distribution

by Loren Valladares | September 19, 2022 1:01 AM

Today we were able to visit ten families at the garbage dump and give them blessings from God. 
Food Distribution

Prayer

by Loren Valladares | September 19, 2022 1:18 AM

During the food distribution, we were able to pray for all the families and their needs.  This is the real reason we do food distribution: meeting the practical need opens up the door to meet a spiritual need. 
Prayer

Paint Day

by Loren Valladares | September 20, 2022 9:26 AM

On Monday morning we had perfect weather to help Joel to paint the outside of Believe.
Paint Day

The Best Little Helpers

by Loren Valladares | September 20, 2022 9:51 AM

We couldn't have done it without the help of our friends!
The Best Little Helpers

Helping

by Loren Valladares | September 20, 2022 9:58 AM

Helping one of the neighbors to clean the street.
Helping

VBS!

by Loren Valladares | September 20, 2022 10:06 AM

On our first day of VBS our Bible lesson was about prayer. We did a craft with the five things that we can be praying for.
VBS!

Jumping Rope

by Loren Valladares | September 20, 2022 10:09 AM

We had a lot of fun with the kids jumping rope!
Jumping Rope

Sewing Program

by Loren Valladares | September 21, 2022 9:05 AM

Joel explained to us how they are empowering women in the community through the making and selling of Guatemalan products.

Sewing Program

Friends

by Loren Valladares | September 21, 2022 12:36 PM

We loved making new friends in the community!

Friends

Food Distribution

by Loren Valladares | September 21, 2022 12:39 PM

Tuesday morning was another blessed time of praying with the families and sharing God's blessings.
Food Distribution

The Language is Love

by Loren Valladares | September 21, 2022 12:41 PM

The is no language barrier that can stop us from sharing God's love.
The Language is Love

Party!

by Loren Valladares | September 21, 2022 2:08 PM

We had a fun time with the kids after VBS playing with silly string.
Party!

Crafts

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:09 PM

In our second day of VBS we talked about prayer and learned the bible verse "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you Psalm 56:3" 

Crafts

Down Guatemala

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:15 PM

We had a fun morning this Wednesday morning dancing with the kids from Down Guatemala.
Down Guatemala

Blessed Morning!

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:25 PM

It was a blessing to hear the story of the Salazar family and how their son with Down Syndrome has been a blessing to many families through the educational center they founded.
Blessed Morning!

Field Trip!

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:29 PM

On Wednesday afternoon we took the children to an amusement park to have fun, and boy, did we have fun!
Field Trip!

Fun Afternoon

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:34 PM

We had a lot of fun with the kids on the rides, especially bumping into each other on the bumper cars!
Fun Afternoon

See You Later

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:36 PM

It is always sad to say goodbye, so we chose to say "see you later" instead!
See You Later

Creamos

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:46 PM

Before starting our day of recreation we made a stop at creamos place where the people from the garbage dump have the opportunity to learn and work.
Creamos

Rec Day

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:48 PM

We had a delicious lunch at Antigua Guatemala.
Rec Day

Antigua Guatemala

by Loren Valladares | September 22, 2022 11:49 PM

We had a great day walking around, shopping, and eating in Antigua, Guatemala.
Antigua Guatemala

The Last One for Now

by Loren Valladares | September 23, 2022 8:17 PM

On the way to the airport, and grateful to God for blessing us and using us as His instruments in the Guatemalan dump this week.

The Last One for Now

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