Habitat Team gathered on wooden deck

Guatemala 2019 – Meeting Families

Day #5 Today we travelled to Mano Amiga and gave food, including corn flour, sugar, beans, and protein power. We split into two different groups and visited ten different families. Some families were very sharing with their stories. One woman had a brother that was 27 years old and diagnosed with testicular cancer and is … Continued

Guatemala 2019 – Meeting the People

Day #4 The community here consists of over 200 boys and girls with an age range of 6 years old to 19 years old. The Valley runs so well like a well-oiled machine. The selflessness and teamwork is the most amazing thing I have seen. When it comes to showers, morning/bedtime routines, meals, and their … Continued

Guatemala 2019 – Introduction to Valley

Day #2 Yesterday (Friday) we ventured out into the downtown area of Guatemala City to hand out food to the members of the community. The project they were hosting was so much like Campus Ministry Labre! It was a joy to see a Lourdes tradition in another country. Yet, the sights we saw were devastating … Continued

Guatemala 2019 – Departure and Settling In

What were you up to on Thursday morning at 3 am? The Lourdes Guatemala Team was gathering to load up the shuttle and head to Detroit Metro Airport. The long-awaited trip to Valley of the Angels Children’s Home in Guatemala City was FINALLY here! Even the early hours didn’t dampen their spirits. The Team members … Continued

Habitat 2019: Day 7 and beyond

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Shannon White In case you were wondering, we made it home! When we pulled into the University parking lot on Saturday evening, I was eager to get out of the van and share with the Lourdes community the peace and love of God that I was feeling so deeply after my … Continued


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