Reflexiones de Moises; Guatemala 2014, Blog One
In a miraculous way, Agua Viva has been connected again with a most wonderful orphanage in Guatemala called “Shadow of His Wings” and they are in great need of Clean Drinking Water.
While Jim Allen, Mike Springer, and Mario Mejia were providing our first follow-up visit at Casa Angelina Orphanage (Agua Viva 2013 Trip), Yuri Mondal asked if there was any possibility that Agua Viva would consider another orphanage in Guatemala. Eager to serve orphans and widows, we jumped at the opportunity and we decided to visit the other orphanage the very next day.
“Shadow of His Wings” was located in the state of Jalapa, Guatemala, in a town called Monjas, a considerable distance from any other installation. Amazingly, the leaders of the orphanage, Bryon and Tiffany Applegate, just happened to be at the orphanage when we arrived and they were leaving in four hours…. For Kansas City !! We had just enough time to meet them and discuss the exciting prospect of a new Water Purification System for their 100 orphans. Mr. Jace Johnson led us on a wonderful tour of their facilities and we all fell in love the cutest children you have ever seen.
Mr. Johnson was eager to learn about the Living Waters for the World System and did not take long to figure out that it was just perfect for this facility. Jim Allen took two water samples and we hope to determine if the water from their well is compatible. We spent the next two hours discussing covenants, bottling operations, and “conexes” under the Ceiba Tree. Mr. Johnson pointed out to us, that the founder of Shadow of His Wings” stood under this tree and looked out over the amazing mountain sides and decided THIS is where they would build a facility to serve the poor, the orphans, and the widows of these communities.
We have not completed our covenant yet, but we believe that were led to this place to serve this community. We will know soon.