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Trechter Family

Serving In Guatemala
March 25, 2023
Community: Villa Canales
Partner: San Joaquin - Parish
Staff: Steven Requena, María Fernanda Salguero Chinchilla

Hello Guatemala!

by Steven Requena | March 25, 2023 8:27 PM

We have arrived in Guatemala! We are ready and super excited for the week that is coming. 

Hello Guatemala!

Vamos a la Misa

by Steven Requena | March 26, 2023 6:32 PM

This morning we were able to attend the mass at San Joaquin Parrish. A devotion time to consecrate our mission trip.

Vamos a la Misa

Holy Eucharist

by Steven Requena | March 26, 2023 6:44 PM

We participated in the Eucharist this morning. Great moment to remind us of Jesus' sacrifice. 
Holy Eucharist

Father Willy

by Steven Requena | March 26, 2023 6:45 PM

We met father Willy after mass. He welcomed us to the church. 
Father Willy

Blessing Others

by Steven Requena | March 26, 2023 10:07 PM

This afternoon we went to a grocery store to get what we needed to pack 20 bags for blessing the same amount of families.

Blessing Others

Packing the Food Supplies

by Steven Requena | March 26, 2023 10:23 PM

With much love we packed the bags for food distribution, believing that God is going to multiply this food in the houses that are going to receive it. 
Packing the Food Supplies

Playa de Oro!

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 6:51 PM

Today we went to Playa de Oro. We met the students at the school. They were so excited to meet us. 

Playa de Oro!

Walking Around

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 7:00 PM

We walked around the community. We said hi to the kids and the people that live in this beautiful village. 
Walking Around

Podemos Ayudar?

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 7:04 PM

We were able to help Julio distribute packs with groceries for the 105 families that are living in Playa de Oro. Thanks to Julio and St. Michael Catholic church for allowing us to help you in this ministry. 
Podemos Ayudar?

Jonah and the Big Fish!

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 9:08 PM

Kids learned about what happened to Jonah for not going to the place God was sending him. They were very enthusiastic to answer some questions about the lesson.
Jonah and the Big Fish!

Fun Time

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 9:13 PM

We took some time for play with the children! 

Fun Time

Let's Play Soccer

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 9:18 PM

There is always time for a good soccer game. 
Let's Play Soccer

Miss Alejandra and Miss Velveth

by Steven Requena | March 27, 2023 9:41 PM

We finished our visit to Playa de Oro meeting these two awesome teachers from the school. We also blessed them with the school supplies we brought. 

God bless them in the beautiful work they do at Playa de Oro.

Miss Alejandra and Miss Velveth

La Cumbre de Guadalupe

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 9:50 PM

Today we visited La Cumbre, a community located at the top of the hill. We walked around distributing the bags of groceries we packed on Sunday. What a warm welcome we received in each house we visited. 

La Cumbre de Guadalupe

Meeting Carmen

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 9:53 PM

This beautiful lady named Carmen walked with us in all our journey of food distribution. What a lovely person she is! 

Meeting Carmen

Meeting Luisa

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 9:57 PM

Luisa is the daughter of one of the families. She is 8 months pregnant and shared with us that she had a complication with her pregnancy but she is happy because the baby is fine now. 
Meeting Luisa

Maria Sofia

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 10:04 PM

We finished our journey meeting Maria Sofia. She shared her testimony with us. God did an awesome miracle in her life. At the end of the visit she sang her favorite song. 


Maria Sofia

Having Lots of Fun

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 10:05 PM

We spent time playing with the kids! 
Having Lots of Fun

What a Great Soccer Game

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 10:09 PM

To finish our visit in this community, we played another soccer game with the children. Beto (our bus driver) scored 7 goals! 
What a Great Soccer Game

Adios Amigos!

by Steven Requena | March 28, 2023 10:11 PM

Thank you for having us! We will miss you. Hopefully we will see you again. 
Adios Amigos!

Santa Rosita

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:17 PM

Our day of ministry started with walking around this community delivering more packs of food.

Santa Rosita

Basilio and Basilia

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:19 PM

It was the first house we visited today. We met this lovely couple. We were so welcome in to their house. 
Basilio and Basilia

Meeting Victorina

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:24 PM

This lovely lady is 95 years old. She shared a testimony of how God healed her. We loved to be at her house. 
Meeting Victorina

Hail Mary

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:37 PM

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 
Hail Mary

Slackline and Obstacle Course Fun!

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:51 PM

We made an obstacle course for kids. 
Slackline and Obstacle Course Fun!

Having Fun

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:52 PM

And the children just loved it! 
Having Fun

One Last Soccer Game!

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:54 PM

In a improvised soccer field, we played the last soccer game of this week. 
One Last Soccer Game!

We Love You!

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 9:58 PM

We had so much fun with these children today. They are such a big blessing for us! We will miss you all!
We Love You!

Gracias por todo!

by Steven Requena | March 29, 2023 10:02 PM

Domingo, Asuncion and Lucrecia were our leaders in the journey of food distribution today. We could have not done it without their help. 
Gracias por todo!

Pacaya Volcano

by Steven Requena | March 30, 2023 9:51 PM

This morning we hiked to a volcano near Guatemala City. 

Pacaya Volcano

We Made it

by Steven Requena | March 30, 2023 9:57 PM

After 1 hour of hiking we got the highest point of the trail. 
We Made it

Roasting Marshmallows!

by Steven Requena | March 30, 2023 9:58 PM

Our guide Marvin roasted some marshmallows for us. 
Roasting Marshmallows!

Antigua Guatemala

by Steven Requena | March 30, 2023 10:02 PM

After the volcano we went to Antigua Guatemala; a city that used to be the capital of the country. It is a beautiful colonial city. We also recreated some of the photos from when we adopted Carlos. 
Antigua Guatemala

Thanks God!

by Steven Requena | March 30, 2023 10:03 PM

We took some time to give thanks to God for the trip he is allowing us to do. 
Thanks God!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | March 31, 2023 12:11 AM


Guatemala City Dump

by Steven Requena | March 31, 2023 9:58 PM

This morning we went to see the dump from the General Cemetery in Guatemala City. The dump is a place where many people are looking for money to support their homes. In a good day they can make $5. 
Guatemala City Dump

Believe Guatemala

by Steven Requena | March 31, 2023 10:04 PM

Believe Guatemala is a non profit organization that works with children that live near the dump. The parents of some of the children work in the dump. We were able to celebrate the birthday of 4 of the students. 
Believe Guatemala

Playing Soccer Again!

by Steven Requena | March 31, 2023 10:10 PM

We played soccer with the kids, they are really good! 
Playing Soccer Again!

Nuestra Señora de la Angustia

by Steven Requena | March 31, 2023 10:13 PM

We visited this beautiful church during our day in Guatemala City. It was built by Spain citizens in 1927. 
Nuestra Señora de la Angustia

Hasta Pronto Guatemala

by Steven Requena | April 1, 2023 12:33 AM

We are in the airport, ready to go home. Morgan is going back to Washington DC.

It is sad to say good-bye, but it is going to be for a while; we want to come back, when? We don't know but God knows. And until that moment comes, we say Hasta Pronto Guatemala! 

Hasta Pronto Guatemala

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Comments

Valerie Trechter

April 3, 2023 10:56 AM

What an amazing account of your incredible journey. It has brought me to sweet tears of gratefulness for the beautiful life we've been given. I am in awe of each of yours generosity of love and strength of spirit. Thank you for sharing your trip. Love, Aunt Val

Aunt Cindy

April 1, 2023 1:41 AM

Safe home to all. Memories for a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your photos and experiences while bringing us along with you. It has been special. The Church is gorgeous. And juxtaposed with the city dump.! Central America has many extremes! So wonderful that you could share this time together snd with the Guatemalans. See you in May. CAC.

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 31, 2023 10:09 PM

Adding prayers to the birthday celebrations!!!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 31, 2023 10:01 PM

PTL and thank You, Steven, for the great updates!! So grateful you are headed home!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 31, 2023 9:50 PM

You certainly don't look any worse for the wear!! Hope your knees don't hurt tomorrow!! CONGRATS on completing the climb!! Smiles say it all-- I count one extra??!!

March 31, 2023 1:16 AM

That is not an easy climb. Not now, not back in 1970! Kudos to you all👍! Aunt Cindy.

The Bosse Bunch

March 30, 2023 11:40 PM

Thank you for providing all the updates and photos! It has been wonderful to see all you are doing this week and so fun for Carlos to see where he was born!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 29, 2023 12:43 AM

Just keep lovin' on all those lovely children and families!!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 29, 2023 12:37 AM

Play time is the universal language!! What fun!!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 29, 2023 12:30 AM

What a beautiful woman--what a blessing for you to meet her. God bless all your efforts!

Rhonda Kelsey, St Michael Parish Sioux Falls, SD

March 28, 2023 7:13 PM

Hi Trechter family! Thank you for your visit and generosity to our friends in Playa de Oro! They are beautiful people and hope they blessed you with their presence and thanks!

Poppop

March 28, 2023 2:44 PM

What great work you are all doing. What are you feeding Michael or does he wear lifts in his shoes. Look out William. You are in my prayers

The Bosse Bunch

March 28, 2023 7:44 AM

I’m sure the school kids loved some soccer and basketball action! Love seeing the girls jump rope, too! What an incredible experience to share Christ’s love around the world! Praying for you all.

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 27, 2023 8:12 PM

This picture brings to mind memories of your Hands and Feet Tour-- well, the Feet anyway and all the legs are much longer!!! Prayers continue for you all!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 27, 2023 8:08 PM

The smiles are contagious!! God's blessings and strength for each of you

GAC.

March 26, 2023 12:51 PM

Buena suerte con sus trabajos y servicios! Very proud of all of you. Abrazos a todos! ??

Uncle Joe and Aunt Kim

March 25, 2023 11:24 PM

We are so glad you made it safely. We are looking foward to seeing what your week of service brings. Lots of love to you all!

Mom/Dad; Gramma/Pop-pop

March 25, 2023 8:45 PM

So very grateful to know you arrived safely and what a blessing to see those big smiles! God bless your ongoing efforts

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