Volunteer Mission Trip to Guatemala

This coming November of 2017, Village Church, is arranging to send a team of people on a mission trip to Guatemala. I am honored and excited to be able to take my 14 year old daughter Madeleine with me on this trip.  We are heading to Piedra Blanca for 10 days and during that time we will be building a new school and converting the one room school house into a medical clinic.  I believe that this will be a life changing trip for both Madeleine and I.

We will be working with a local organization called Hope of Life, this organization has been working in the area for 25 years. We will be working with children, in areas of medical care and on other projects and areas of need expressed by the organization.

Here are a few of the highlights of the work they have done:

3,000: The number of orphans we have cared for from infancy to adulthood. Our goal is to give these children a bright future. 

2000: The number of children rescued by Hope of Life last year; nearly 70 percent in the high country suffer from malnutrition. 

7,000: The total number of children we have been able to rescue over the past six years.

500: The number of homes we will build this year. Over the last few years, we have constructed 4,300 homes. 

Millions: The number of meals we have been able to provide since we began. 

78: The number of feeding centers. Our food program directly benefits 20,000 families yearly who depend on our help to survive. 

70: The number of cleft palate surgeries completed each year to improve speech, feeding, and socialization. 

300: The number of children currently, residing at Paradise Children’s Home, rescue center, Kelly’s house and HOL village where they are loved, educated, and protected. 

The total cost of this trip is approximately $2,400 CDN for each of us.  I am responsible for raising the entire amount myself.  As a team we are also needing to raise another $30,000 for the building of the school and medical clinic.  I am hoping to achieve this goal by having support from family and friends, and investing in myself.  Will you join me in this worthwhile project by supporting me through encouragement and if possible, through a financial contribution?  

Please help out as you can, and know that you are making the world of difference and changing the lives of these beautiful people.  Thank you so much for your support in making this trip possible.

Lorie and Madeleine

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 39 mos
  • Don H 
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 40 mos
  • K W 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 40 mos
  • Warren Kniepkamp  
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer

Madeleine Thacker 
Organizer
Richmond, BC
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