Ending Violence Educators - February 2017 | Hungry For Life

February 2017: ,

A team from B.C. worked alongside our partners in Guatemala in the communities of Membrillal and Zapote. They held group sessions to bring about transformation through the power of knowledge, specifically on the topic of violence. Specific project activities included: teaching hygiene classes, sex education, facilitating a feeding program and building a house and stove for a family in need.

Team Testimonials:

"Telling a family in Membrillal that they were going to receive a new home and stove was an emotional and powerful day!"
"One highlight was watching the community leaders form committees and take charge of finding solutions to end violence in their community."
"Over 100 women came to the school in Zapote for the women's health talk. It showed me the strength of these women and the community of togetherness."
"I feel humbled."
"We were in Zapote praying that we might be able to go to a public school and the occasion came up. In our teachers meeting, one of the teachers was so engaged in our message and volunteered to help and join the committee."

Team Blog:

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Adios Guatemala, until we meet again

Last night we finished our last day in San Lucas with a trip to the Oasis Children’s home run by Kids Alive International. Sixty girls living in 6 different houses, each with 2 house mothers, one house for girls as young as 11 who have babies.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Leaving San Lucas With Hopeful Hearts

Leaving San Lucas with hopeful hearts….

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Cocooned in love, joy, hope and faith

Cocooned in love, joy, hope and faith.

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Monday, February 13th, 2017

May I Not Lose Sight of Love Today

Today was our 1st community day in Membrillal. Guatemala has been such a gift to every member of the team. We have laughed and cried but every one of us has learned valuable lessons about ourselves and each other. This morning we awoke wondering what the day would bring us.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Knocking On Heaven's Door

“Knocking on Heavens Door”
We had the opportunity to attend Pastor Merari’s Church service, accompanied by Pastor Tono’s musical talent, along with the choir.

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Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Receiving Blessings and Gratefulness

Today was our first visit to Membrillal. We went with much optimism, as we were already missing the familiar people of Zapote. We are doing things a little differently in Membrillal. Here we have started with handing out 30 food hampers. We again met at the church.

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Friday, February 10th, 2017

Goodbye Zapote - Until We Meet Again

Today was our 4th and final day in Zapote. The morning began with the distribution of a sewing machine, material, patterns and sewing supplies for the making of re-usable feminine hygiene pads for the women of the community.

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