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Ana Maria

9/23/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone, Ana Maria has suddenly become the single mother of a seven month old boy, Marlon Alexander. After a year and a half of marriage, her husband left her a month ago and has offered no help to the family since. His mother on occasion comes by the house to see the baby, but gives no financial assistance to the struggling young mom. She has been left alone,...

Juana, a new member of our Elderly Care program

9/22/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone,, suffers from constant migraines. She was hit by a motorcycle earlier this year, leaving her with lesions on her feet and face. Despite being taken to the health center and receiving care after the accident she still experiences debilitating headaches. She needs to take her medicine or the pain is excruciating. Unfortunately, the little money she makes...

Mission Guatemala Hosts Dental Clinics

9/18/12
There was both fear and hope in the air as the dental team from Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church arrived on the scene in the villages. Many children from these small, rural communities had never had a dentist examine their teeth before and were afraid of what might happen. Many of the adults had been in pain and experiencing dental issues for months and some...

Dental Team Visits Villages

9/16/12
Blog: Mission Guatemala
There was both fear and hope in the air as the dental team from Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church arrived on the scene in the villages. Many children from these small, rural communities had never had a dentist examine their teeth before and were afraid of what might happen. Many of the adults had been in pain and experiencing dental issues for months and some...

Students needing Sponsorship for 2012

9/15/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi Everyone,Below is a current list of all the students needing sponsorship that are in the Mayan Families school Sponsorship Program. This public list is listed on the Mayan Families Connection Guatemala Blog at: http://mayanfamiliesconnectionguatemala.blogspot.com/Family Aid Student  Indicates a Student in the Aid Program in Urgent Need of...

Volcano erupting in Guatemala near Antigua

9/15/12
Blog: Mayan Families
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FcPBzeCdQoHere is a small video of the volcano erupting. There are some fantastic photos on facebook about the eruptions.We are safe here in Panajachel.  The sky is definitely reflecting the eruptions, it was very dark this afternoon....and we expect that the ash will make it's way here sooner or later.It is a long week end in...

Christmas Holiday Tamale Food Baskets 2012

9/15/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi, We have received several emails from sponsors asking if they can go ahead and pay for Christmas Tamale baskets now.The answer is absolutely!If you would like to purchase a Tamale basket for your sponsored family for Christmas and would like to get it taken care of now....we are happy to do this.It is $35 US for a Tamale Basket for a family .If you would like to...

You may remember

9/15/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Some of you may remember the woman who was killed earlier this year.   It has never been totally clarified as to whether she killed herself or someone else killed her.  She drowned in the lake. She was a single mother of several children.When she died she still had three children living at home with her.The two younger teens were taken in by family members...

Vitamis for Guatemala

9/15/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi everyone,We have another Vitamin shipment to Mayan Families at the end of the month, its $30 for each bottle of 1000 tablets but donations in any amount are very welcome! If you sponsor a student through Mayan Families you can purchase a full bottle for them to share with their family members. Or if you would just like to order a bottle of vitamins so that we can...

Yesterday was a big day in Guatemala

9/15/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Yesterday was  a big day , lots of people joined in marathons all over Guatemala bringing the flaming torch to their villages where it lights something to mark , at midnight...that Independence Day has arrived.It was a big event here in Pana....cars were blowing their horns, the neighborhood committee set up a disco just across from our house....it started at 3p...

An organization in Florida

9/14/12
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi ,We have an organization in Florida that came to visit us and told us that they could get us a lot of donations of new toys.I didn't have any expectations that they would come throughBut they  have done that!  They called today to tell me that they have a lot of stuff piling up. But they do not pay for shipping.They have probably enough toys and...

Making Dreams Come True

9/11/12
Blog: Mission Guatemala
When Mission Guatemala first began working in the community of Nueva Esperanza over a year and a half ago, some issues of the community, such as malnutrition among school children, were quickly obvious and were the first that we worked to help address.  But there was always one desire that, though less pressing than the rest, the community always spoke longingly of...
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