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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.
Hi from Guatemala! This is Tory Liebel, and I’m a 16 year old from Greenland, New Hampshire! It’s the second day of our mission trip, and I couldn’t be happier to say that this experience is already creating an impact on my life. All of the children at Fundaniños are so grateful for everything they are provided with, whether it be a special meal, a soccer ball, or even just someone sitting down and talking with them. For instance yesterday, Juanita (another person in our mission group) and I were spotted by a 6 year old girl who immediatly sparked a connection with us. She was so excited to have someone paying her just a few minutes of attention, and overall seeing how happy all of these children get is truly incredible to be a part of. For this being only the second full day of the trip, the amount of love between the mission group and the children of Fundaniños is only to grow so much more. Today we plan on venturing outside of the kid’s home, and to the surrounding neighbors where we ill be delivering basic necessities of food and supplies. Within this mission trip, I hope to create connections with the majority of kids here, and show them that there is always someone out in the world that loves them; especially being under the care of the house parents and directors here at Fundaniños. I also want to learn something about myself that I can have back home to my friends and family. I am already so extremely thankful for the opportunity to come out here to Guatemala, and I can’t wait to see what the next few days have in store for us. Adios! Tory Liebel