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 14th, 2014

First Work Day

There has been challenges like language barrier and courage in being bold, but there have been many breakthroughs and opportunities.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

First Full Day in Country!

After a delicious breakfast served by our Guatemalan hosts, we headed out to see the houses built by previous teams and in true Guatemalan style, we travelled in the back of pickup trucks! First stop was Lorenzo's home that the 2012 youth team worked on.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

Safe and Sound

Hi Everyone! 

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

en route

 After waiting on the plane in Calgary for over an hour, we finally got in the air and had an uneventful flight to Dallas. We are boarding our plane for Guatemala City in a few minutes. The flight to Guatemala is about 3 hours, then a 45 minute bus ride to our destination.

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Almost there!

T minus 14 days til lift off!

While some of the team are scurrying around getting stuff ready to be packed, the veterans, I'm sure, are waiting til the night before (or morning of) to pack their bags... am I right?

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