Tag: San Lucas

January 5th – "Making the road smoother"

On our last day in San Lucas we literally helped “make the road smoother”, as Fr. Greg pointed out was our job on the first day.  We also learned some patience and that there is little sense of a schedule or hurrying in Guatemala. Originally we were scheduled to work at the women’s center again…

Back in San Lucas…

Back in San Lucas, we finally got to get our hands dirty with some concrete service.  A wall was being built by the women’s center, so they put us to work helping with that.  We created columns to support the wall and all worked on different parts of that.  It was cool that we all…

Day 1: What is our purpose here?

Alright so I completely failed on writing about my trip to Guatemala, but here it is finally.  Although it’s a couple of months late, I hope you enjoy hearing about my adventure! After a breakfast of eggs, black beans and coffee, Fr. Greg, the Parish Priest, talked to us about their mission and the people…

Learning from the Poor: San Lucas, Guatemala

A new country; new people with a different language and culture, yet all I see is Tanzania all around.  The similarity between the poor here and in Africa is surreal.  Even the landscape is very similar.  There is beautiful scenery mingled with tin roofs and makeshift cement houses.  Dogs and chickens wander the cobblestone roads,…

3 More Days!!

I leave for Guatemala in three days and I thought my readers might want to learn more about the country and the people I will be serving.  Also, I’ve been scolded for not posting enough… Anyway here’s some basic facts I found about Guatemala: Geography Area: 108,890 sq. km. (42,042 sq. mi.); about the size…

Another Step in the Journey

It’s time to start writing about my next adventure! Now that I’ve gotten a taste for traveling, I can confidently say that I am irreversibly addicted.  The next stop in my traveling adventures is Guatemala.  In December I will be participating in a service trip to San Lucas Mission (http://www.sanlucasmission.org/index.php).  This mission serves the village…

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