Monthly archives: November, 2013

The Gudiel Family

With 9 members, this is the biggest family yet that we are serving.  We got to meet a few of them just a couple weeks ago.  As you read, you will understand why we didn’t get to meet the whole family. Carolina Gudiel is a hard worker.  We’ve learned how she puts her kids through…


The Chinchilla Family

Even though we have heard about them for some time and even were able to recognize them walking to their home because of the pictures Jon provided for us, we still hadn’t had the opportunity to meet them.  We sat down in this woman’s very nice looking house in a secure neighborhood and based on…


The DeLeon Family

Patty is the center of the story for this family. She lives with her father, sister, and two nieces in a house not too far from where we live.  We had heard a lot about this family before we moved to Guatemala from Jon.  In the beginning, she didn’t want to even hear the word…


The Monrroy Family – aka “The Marias”

The past 2 weeks I have talked a lot about financial sponsorship, mainly for children.  Part of this is because now is the time for kids to enroll in school.  Once January comes along, it is more difficult and expensive for kids to get into school and do well.  We don’t want anyone to think,…


The Cordero Family

I remember the first time I met this family.  At the time, it was only Emilia and her daughter, Dipoli there and we went with Jon to meet them, pray with them, and bring a little food. The place where I was standing when I took the above picture was difficult to stand in because…


The Jimenez Family

The thing that impressed me most about this family is how hard of a worker Carmen is.  Carmen, although at retirement age, continued to work to do her best and support her family.  We just learned that Carmen and the women she worked with making tortillas walked out on the job.  They were making 15…


The Lopez-Ordoñez Family

These three children have had a traumatic experience at such a young age.  Their father, Erick, is an alcoholic.  Their mother, Madeleine, left because their father is physically and emotionally abusing her.  After the divorce, the children went to live with their mother but she was unable to support them.  Shortly thereafter, Erick married his…