Posts made in March, 2013


Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Celebrate!

God held off the rain this afternoon and we were able to dedicate the water system to the children at Casa Angelina and in a separate ceremony, to the surrounding community. Our friends from Colegio Mark brought two bus loads of students from 3 hours away to participate in the festivities. They had a marching band, drama enactment, and choral performance to add to the program. Just before lunch time, the community of Tululche gathered at the Casa Angelina entrance for a ribbon cutting ceremony which was attended by the president of the local council. We served Agua Viva water, pastries, and...

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Casa Angelina Education Team

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog, Portfolio | Comments Off on Casa Angelina Education Team

The Agua Viva education team has completed two days of fun learning activities. Each day featured a Bible story and a health lesson. On Tuesday children at Casa Angelina and Tululche School in Chimaltenango learned how God created the earth perfectly and how man has caused our land and water to become contaminated. On Tuesday Crossing the Red Sea came to life as students in grades K-9 acted out the story complete with costumes, spears for the Egyptian soldiers and streamers for the water. In the kindergarten group “Moses” age 6 raised his staff, the waters parted and the Hebrews walked...

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Widows and Orphans

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Blog, Portfolio | Comments Off on Widows and Orphans

This week James 1:27 has played out in real life. The ministry at Casa Angelina has an outreach that builds homes for widows in the community around the orphanage. Agua Viva International has been blessed with the opportunity to provide pure water to the 100+ orphans at CA, but we’ve been doubly blessed by CA’s widows ministry that will use the water system we’ve provided them with to supply, at low or no cost, water to the surrounding communities– including a number of widows that they have built homes for. The AVI team spent part of an afternoon visiting a couple of...

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Overcoming Obstacles by Mark Murfield

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Overcoming Obstacles by Mark Murfield

My prayer request to my friends and family for this mission trip was not to ask for the typical safety and easy travel, but rather to offer my body for whatever it takes for God to be glorified in accordance with Romans 12.  Well I’m thinking now that God has a good sense of humor in checking to see if I really meant it.  This morning we were told the amazing story of how God led Ivan and Kimberly Tate to establish and develop Casa Angelina.  As we were then embarking on a tour of the property, I dashed back into the meeting hall to grab some sunscreen and as I headed out of the...

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Lost in (Space) Antiqua

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog, Portfolio | 1 comment

Yesterday was a very successful day.  We met with our new partners at Casa Angelina for a great celebration in Church.  Many children had been recently baptized so they shared their awesome life-changing testimonies in the service.  Then, after a quick meeting with the leadership at Casa Angelina most of the team headed out to Antigua for a shopping experience. The Extreme Shoppers had no problem finding some awesome prizes; beautiful clothes (la ropa), purses (bolsas), and much much more.  The best thing of all was that this was the fourth Sunday of Lent.  On this special day, a very large...

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