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Meeting our Compassion Child in Guatemala

Monday, July 31st, 2017


The highlight of our trip to me was visiting our Compassion child in Guatemala. That’s saying a lot, because the nostalgia of seeing all the places where I grew up was wonderful and healing to my soul. The entire trip helped me to remember who I am, and that God has been good to me.


We traveled from Cobán to Salamá, where our Compassion child lives with her sister, her mother, and her blind grandmother. They all live together in one small cinder block house, as you can see in the video:

We stuffed everyone into our van and went up a steep mountain. The dirt road was full of rocks and potholes. I was glad it wasn’t raining, as the van would have gotten stuck in the mud. When we arrived at the top of the mountain, we looked out over the city of Salamá. It was truly beautiful!


We visited the school where the Compassion child gets Christian instruction. It was fun to see the other children waving at our camera. You can see the poverty of that area even in the school.


Our Compassion child’s favorite food is fried chicken, so we went to Pollo Campero, as you can see in the video. This is a famous Guatemalan fast food place, and one of my favorite places to eat!


We also went to a nearby town so that we could take a ride on a tuc-tuc. I filmed the ride around San Juan, and the child with her sister were thrilled!


We gave the Compassion child a backpack full of goodies: a Spanish Bible, a dress, a basketball, a journal, some stickers, a bookmark, a sketch book, a hair brush, a toothbrush, hair clips, etc. Her mother was truly grateful and choked up with tears.


I had plenty of time to get to know the mother of the child, and I love her so much! She is a Christian who believes in answered prayer.

If you would like to support a child and make a difference in someone’s life, I highly recommend Compassion International.

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