Cochrane Alliance Church - February 2014 | Hungry For Life

February 2014: ,

The youth from Cochrane Alliance headed down to San Raymundo in February 2014. Previously, Cochrane Alliance had sent 5 other teams to this area to work on a school project. This youth team continued construction on the school, as well as held afternoon soccer camps and VBS camps.


Additional items accomplished: 

75 kids were at 1st kids ministry
45 kids were at 2nd kids ministry
50 kids were at 3rd kids ministry

They cut, bent & tied all rebar for 3rd story of the school
And carried 6 cubic meters of sand up to the 3rd story (33 stairs:) )

45 youth were at 1st youth service
40 youth were at 2nd youth service

Team Testimonials:

“An event that affected me was when we were at church and all singing the same song except in two different languages. It was like God was saying that He created all these people to worship Him and we can all do it in different ways.”
“I have realized that life doesn’t have to be as complicated and stressful as I make it.”
“[This trip] helped me grow closer to God and taught me to be a better team player.”
“The Guatemalan’s hospitality always blows me away. They are truly amazing.”
“[One highlight was] seeing the progress on the school. When we first got here there was hardly anything done on the 3rd floor and now we can see how much work we did.”
“[This trip has] really shown me that I need to appreciate moments that I have in the here and now.”
“[One highlight was] being part of a birthday celebration/worship service off campus; being included in another person’s family.”
“I have been changed—I am able to see that through God we can do anything.”

Team Blog:

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Flight info

The team will be arriving back into Calgary tonight (Fri, Feb 21) at 9:55 pm on American Airlines flight AA 2473.

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Good byes

Last days & goodbyes are terrible.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

2nd to last day :(

Today we had a full day of work, tying lots of rebar. We are all getting tired from lack of sleep but still managed to get in a good amount of work.  It’s amazing to see the progress done on the school since we got here. More rebar columns are up and finished and it’s very encouraging to see!

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Feb 18 update. Title creatively thought up by Jason.

Hola como estan mis amigos! That is all the Spanish you will get from me.  Although I am trying to learn more.  The people here are so patient with us, as we stumble our way through attempting to speak Spanish. It also helps that so many of the Guatemalan’s attempt to speak English with us.

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Another Work Day!

Hey family and friends!!
I hope all of you are doing well!! We have been praying and thinking about you all. This morning for devotionals Jason led us in writing a list of the things we are grateful for and family and friends was one of the top of the lists all around.

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Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Sunday's Activities

Today we spent most of the day doing kids ministries. So that meant we got to sleep in till 8:30, which was a pretty big contrast to the 6:30am firecracker wakeup call yesterday… Thanks ladies. Playing with the kids was a good time. It was really neat to see the big smiles on all the kids.

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Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Saturday - Fun Day

Today started off with a bang, literally! All the guys were woken up to the loud sound of what must have been 14314 firecrackers, well ok maybe it was just a hundred or so going off in the street outside their room at 6:30AM.

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