Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Supporter Appreciation: Pastor Norm and Impact Guatemala Bring Donations and Joy
Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Christ Church United Methodist of Middletown, Ohio/Impact Guatemala for a week filled with balloon animals! The group only had five people, but what they lacked in numbers they certainly made up for in enthusiasm! They took their balloon animal talents to four of our Preschool Nutrition Centers, and all of the students had a blast. From octopi to flowers to dogs, the balloon creations never ceased to amaze both the staff and the students.
Pastor Norm and the group in one of our Preschool Nutrition Centers
Not only did the group win over the preschoolers, but their generosity provided many families with water filters, food baskets, mattresses, and stoves.
Though donating mattresses to six people in our Elderly Care Program in San Jorge was not originally part of the plan, the group saw a tremendous need and decided to donate the mattresses, which will enhance the comfort in the lives of these community members. After serving lunch to the elderly, the group delivered mattresses to six homes of those in our elderly care program, including one to a man who is 98 years old!
We would like to thank the group for their generosity, flexibility, and enthusiasm during their time with Mayan Families. The group touched so many lives through their donations and put smiles on so many faces through their preschool activities. We hope to see them back next year!