Hinton Alliance Church - May 2016 | Hungry For Life

May 2016: ,

A team from Hinton Alliance Church, worked alongside the local church and community in Membrillal and Zapote. This was Hinton's fifth trip, enabling them to further build on their relationships within the community. The team built a house in Zapote for a widow and her young son, did construction work on the church in Membrillal, and participated in a class celebration service with the local school children.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • Built a house [for a 22-year-old widow and her young son] in Zapote.
  • Built and installed wooden forms for beam & columns of the East wall at the new church in Membrillal.
  • Poured 5 tons of concrete to make the columns and beam.
  • Replaced courtyard/soccer field rope net with wire chain link fence.

Team Testimonials:

"[This trip] has given me an appreciation for all those working hard for the church down there and makes me want to do more."
"[This trip] has given me an appreciation for all those working hard for the church down there and makes me want to do more."
"This trip has me refocused on the truly important things in my life - faith and family."

Team Blog:

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Ready to head home

Everyone is bed and ready for a 3:30 wake up call as we head to the airport by 4 for our 7 o'clock departure. If our flights are on time we will land in Edmonton at 6:48 after a three hour layover in Houston.

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Concrete Thursday

There seems to be a pattern here. Scorching mornings in the sun and then the shade comes in the afternoon. We peaked at about 35 degrees C this morning and then it started to cool down as the shade and the dark ominous clouds arrived.

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Wing Wednesday

Hola from Guatemala, another hot day. I think we will finally be used to it by the time we board the plane for home Saturday morning. It was 37 degrees C today in Membrillal at high noon.

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Membrillal keeps getting better

Today we went to Membrillal. We got up this morning had devotions, ate breakfast, and drove to Membrillal.

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Monday, May 16th, 2016

Vive el Zapote

Welcome to heat. Working in 40 degrees Celsius sure zaps your strength and stamina. The team had a great day but a sobering and humbling day. I am often humbled by the circumstances others are in. Today we had the privilege of building a home for a 22 year old widow.

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Sunday, May 15th, 2016

First day in San Lucas

Our first blog of the trip.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Membrillal here we come

Everybody is busy packing as five of us prepare to go to Guatemala to build a house and a stove in Zapote and work on the church and school in Membrillal. I have a great team this time.....okay I know I always say that but that's because it's always true.

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