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Mission Guatemala 07 Antigua, Guatemala. The City of the Arch The City of the Arch A contrast of past and present.

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1 Mission Guatemala 07 Antigua, Guatemala

2 The City of the Arch The City of the Arch A contrast of past and present

3 The City of Antigua --Surrounded by Volcanic Mountains and Beauty And yet there are orphans there with little hope for a future at a government run orphanage for abused and handicapped girls.

4 Called to Go & Serve these Orphans Christ Church Mission Team 07 Back Row: Rev. Robin Reeves, Bobbie Schroeder, Clyde Beatty, Ginnie Reinhardt, Rodney Schroeder Front Row: Melinda Gleghorn, Tory Chase, Mercedes Chase, Pam Holley, Charlotte Stiles, Laurel Beatty

5 Inside the Orphanage The girls range in age from 7-20 study in the portico in the mornings

6 Outside La Manchen Orphanage Christ Church team along with translators Christ Church team along with translators wait to be let inside the orphanage to work with the girls in the afternoons wait to be let inside the orphanage to work with the girls in the afternoons

7 96 Girls Welcomed Us Into Their Arms & Hearts

8 Meeting the Girls They loved having their pictures taken right away. They loved having their pictures taken right away.

9 Every Age Enjoyed Hugs

10 Like All Kids -- The Girls Enjoyed Games Even In a Limited Space

11 Games Of All Types Playing Jax

12 Games Transcend Language Barriers Playing Charades Playing Charades

13 While doing Their Fingernails We Told The Girls of Their Beauty God created all God created all that is beautiful that is beautiful for their pleasure for their pleasure

14 One on One time with the Girls As we painted their nails we were able As we painted their nails we were able to encourage them and laugh with them and get to know them to encourage them and laugh with them and get to know them

15 By the 3 rd day the girls were doing each others fingernails By the 3 rd day the girls were doing each others fingernails Here they are doing Here they are doing the nails of one of the nails of one of the nuns who cares the nuns who cares for them for them

16 Story time Bobby Schroeder and translator, Sophia tell the Bobby Schroeder and translator, Sophia tell the girls bible stories of strong women of faith & courage like Esther girls bible stories of strong women of faith & courage like Esther

17 During Story time Giggles abound with the girls Giggles abound with the girls

18 Teaching them of Queen Esther Helping them to see themselves as God sees them -- beautiful and strong Helping them to see themselves as God sees them -- beautiful and strong

19 Painted Frames For their own photograph For their own photograph A reminder and reflection of their beauty and that they are seen A reminder and reflection of their beauty and that they are seen

20 Lots of Fun & Fellowship The girls seemed to be like most children just wanting time and attention from us. We were so blessed to be able to love on them for a few days.

21 Meanwhile, Others Worked On The Construction/Clean Up Project Clyde and Rodney Clyde and Rodney helped clear out helped clear out three rooms & three rooms & this area of junk to this area of junk to make way for another team to put new roof on this building make way for another team to put new roof on this building

22 Construction/Clean Up Project Our team clearing sheetrock & ceiling of building Our team clearing sheetrock & ceiling of building Future site of a beauty salon, clinic & psychologist office Future site of a beauty salon, clinic & psychologist office

23 Dump Area of Materials Nothing is simple…A permit is required to haul these items off since this is a government owned facility. Meanwhile, the girls play in amongst this ruble.

24 Construction/Clean Up Charlotte and Melinda help clear junk and take nails out

25 Construction/Clean Up The cleared area after 4 days of breaking and hauling filthy sheet rock and trash. Why to go team!

26 11 Girls Learn to Bake

27 The Baking Team at Work Here they learn the basics of cooking – hand mixing, measuring, whipping egg whites…

28 Making Do with Limited Space The Baking Class also help clean up and prepare meals for all 96 girls The Baking Class also help clean up and prepare meals for all 96 girls

29 Baking Classes Change Lives One team member One team member takes a break to feed her son during takes a break to feed her son during class. By learning to class. By learning to bake Fabiola and her son will now have bake Fabiola and her son will now have a hope for the future. a hope for the future.

30 La Manchen Baking Team

31 The Baking Class The Girls listen carefully as they receive instruction on the basics for baking The Girls listen carefully as they receive instruction on the basics for baking

32 Nearby Merced Catholic Church Some girls get Some girls get religious instruction religious instruction at this local church at this local church

33 Sorting Supplies Sent by You Coordinator, Rosario helps us sort all the school supplies and personal care items Coordinator, Rosario helps us sort all the school supplies and personal care items donated to the donated to the orphanage orphanage

34 Sorting of Supplies Donated Translator, Alan & Translator, Alan & Melinda & Tory help Melinda & Tory help sort supplies for sort supplies for distribution to the distribution to the girls girls

35 To Help The Orphans of Manchen Ways you can make a difference for these girls. There are a variety of opportunities. Ways you can make a difference for these girls. There are a variety of opportunities. To write one of the girls on an ongoing basis To write one of the girls on an ongoing basis Pray for their safety and knowledge of the love of God Pray for their safety and knowledge of the love of God To go next year and serve the girls. To go next year and serve the girls. For more information contact Rev. Robin Reeves at For more information contact Rev. Robin Reeves at


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