Guatemala 2012

Rockin’ Hotel del Campo

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Blog, Guatemala 2012 | Comments Off on Rockin’ Hotel del Campo

The Agua Viva team was jarred out of its REM sleep last night as an Earthquake hit Guatemala. The quake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale but was fortunately centered in a distant part of the country so we only felt the outer effects. Rumors are that Doris McAfee, the senior leader of the trip arose from bed faster than she has in forty years! Her roommate Suzie Williams said she was immediately positioned in the doorway. The event lasted for less than half a minute so by the time we were awakened, we were settling back down. On a serious note, please pray that there was no significant...

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All Systems Are A Go!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Blog, Guatemala 2012 | Comments Off on All Systems Are A Go!

Today marked the day that we started producing pure water at Eglesia Eben Ezer. After a few leak fixes, the system was turned on and run through its paces for initial cleaning, purging, and official production! We had an impromptu celebration to taste the ozone-laden purity. The teaching teams also had a banner day as the newly trained adult leaders conducted classes themselves under the supervision of the water team teachers. They ran through several day care classes in both the morning and afternoon sessions. We also have the privilege of having Raquel Paz Pom and her friend Wendy who...

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Bakery Tour

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Blog, Guatemala 2012 | Comments Off on Bakery Tour

Elder Mejia is a baker in San Jose Chicalquix and he gave us a grand tour of his bakery.  Today, he became one of our volunteer adult leaders for Agua Viva International and he said he was very excited about spreading the Pure and Living Waters.  We had 9 community leaders in our training classes.  Doris McAfee, Nancy Allen, and Raquel Poz Diaz.  We all had a great time learning about germs and...

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Blog, Guatemala 2012 | Comments Off on Measure Twice, Cut Once

Saturday felt like Monday at Eglesia Evangelica Presbiteriana Eben Ezer as the elders and deacons hit a home run with the level of preparation and work completed prior to our arrival. When we loaded the bus to return to Cantel around 5, we were already filling the raw water tank! The education team met all afternoon and got their program lined out. The installation team split into different areas and supervised teams from Eben Ezer as the board, tanks, and sink started coming together quickly. Sunday will likely see us finish the system installation which (knock on wood) will allow us to...

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Advance Team Arrives Safely!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Blog, Guatemala 2012 | Comments Off on Advance Team Arrives Safely!

Jeff, Susan, D.C., and Jacob are on the ground in Guatemala according to Jeff’s wife, Diane. The rest of the team leaves at the crack of dawn tomorrow (Fri) from Kansas City. As usual, the last-minute cross checks are happening and the engineers are fretting about whether they accounted for the right number of the right type of parts to put everything together. Below is an example of how our technical-minded leaders inventory suitcases! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Casa Angelina supplies for the orphanage we’re getting introduced to this trip as a prospect for a 2013...

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Advance Team Leaving for Orphanage Wednesday

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Blog, Guatemala 2012 | 1 comment

Prayer warriors unite and keep our advance team on your list. Half of the Agua Viva team heading to Guatemala for the Iglesia Eben Ezer purification system installation will be leaving tomorrow to do advance work and relationship building at the Casa Angelina orphanage about an hour outside of Guate City. Be praying for their safe travel and uneventful passage to their destination. Jeff Rommel, D.C. Freemeyer, Susan Williams, and Jeff’s son Jacob will be performing site selection work for Casa Angelina, which is a 2013 site candidate. It will be our first visit there and a chance to...

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