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In August 2017, several members of Holy Trinity went on missionary trips to Tanzania & Guatemala. In Tanzania, we support a local parish in Isimani and we are setting up their very first library for their school. Meanwhile, in Guatemala City, we will be visiting Fundaniños Orphanage to serve the the children who grow, attend school, and play at their home church Casa de Libertad. We’ll be purchasing school materials with your generous donations, leading games/crafts, making a special meal, offering food staples to neighbors as an outreach project, and reinforcing “living” Jesus principles while playing or solving little conflicts between children!
Please enjoy the daily updates from these mission trips. Pastor George Koch, our sitting interim Pastor, will be writing updates on the Tanzania trip. Cristina Dolcino, an International Social Ministry leader, will send updates that have been written by the youth and adults while in Guatemala.
Today we woke up and had donuts for breakfast. The children enjoyed them as almost as much as we did. Next we walked the children to school and began our choirs. Tory, Juanita, Christina, and Kay continued to paint the boys house while Jonah and Alex cut pipes near the schoolhouse and Dan mowed the grass near the goats. Next Jonah, Dan, and Alex helped Dennis and Barb move to their new house and were rewarded handsomely with guatemalan gatorade and cupcakes. We had sandwiches for lunch with the children and then we played four square and soccer. After that we rested for a bit then we played water balloon toss with some of the kids which quickly escalated into a full on war which ended in a bucket of water being dumped on the kids (at their request). We had a delicious traditional guatemalan chicken dinner with rice. After dinner we played more four square and then we played a big game of soccer with a lot of kids until it got dark. And then we went to bed!