Hinton Alliance Church - January 2015 | Hungry For Life

January 2015: ,

A team of 6 people from Hinton Alliance Church, alongside HFL leader Kelvin Presakarchuk, worked alongside the local church and community. The team was involved in school construction as well as provided new homes and stoves for 2 families in the community. This was be Hinton's third trip, enabling them to further build on their relationships within the community.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • Tore down two old houses in Zapote and built two new homes to replace them.
  • Built a playground at the church in San Lucas.
  • Removed several hundred wheelbarrows of dirt from the church building site in Membrillal and moved it 100 m away. This was to level the ground for the concrete slab that will be the church floor.
  • Purchased piñatas for the kids at the school in Membrillal and participated in their piñata fest.
  • Our church is sponsoring 20 kids this year at the school in Membrillal through HFL. We also have at least three people who are sponsoring kids in Membrillal through His Hands Guatemala based out of the USA.


Team Testimonials:

“It energizes me to continue to advocate for the poor and the difference that can be made in a child’s life if we let ourselves be used by God.”
“I feel like I have to tell more people about the things I experienced so that their hearts will be broken and God will spur them to do something too.”
“[Because of this trip I now want] to honour God in everything I do — word, deed and thought. I want to please Him.”
“[This trip] has made me humble and wanting to do more of these projects.”
“[In the next 6 months] I will not worry about my back account and just be grateful that I even have one.”
“[This trip] was a great reminder of just how blessed we all are in Canada and thankful that we are able to be Christ’s hands and feet to those who have not.”
“[In the next 6 months] I will talk to people more about what we can do for people who have not, and why Christ compels me to do and go.”
“[This trip] has shown me that often, what we “need” is actually what we want.”

Team Blog:

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

A great last day in Guatemala

Our morning started as always with breakfast and devotions.  We walked through parts of the book of Joshua this trip and this morning we finished it off with Joshua 24.   Below are the first 21 verses of Joshua 24:

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Pinata Wednesday

Friends and family, Buenas Noches!~ Ye All!   How's that for Canadian, Guatemalan and 

     Day 13 and today was pinata day at the school in Membrillal!  With 5 people stuffed into 

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Day 12 in Guatemala

Have you ever wondered where the days go?  Here we are at day 12 and both Judy and I are 

wondering where the time has gone!
Last night we were invaded at 11pm by at least 26+ people. Another group had arrived all 

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Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Playground & dirt

Well God blessed us with another good day, tiring as always but enjoyable.Today the six pack 

split up to do different jobs. Doug, Judy, and Brenda stayed at the Church to begin to work on 

the playground,and the wood is nice and green and oozing sap. The rest of us three amigos 

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Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Its Off To Work We Go!!!!!

Hello hello hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How goes life in Canada? Though we are in Guatemala, we are not totally cut off -so we know 

that today is the super bowl!!!! I am guessing tonight is a sad night, and that a lot of our 

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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Antigua Saturday

Hola to our friends in Canada!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Happy Friday!!

Guat!  10 degrees C in our room in the morning and 5 degrees C outside!   Yikes are we really in Guatemala?!?!   I keep asking the people here and they just shrug their shoulders.

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