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October Sponsor and Vision Trip To Guatemala!

Join us October 16-21 as we celebrate the VERY FIRST graduation of 6th graders at Casita Adonai in Guatemala city! The Preparatoria Class will also graduate. This trip is a great opportunity for sponsors to meet the children they support and spend time with their families.

If you are a Pastor or Youth Pastor, interested in taking your folks on a short term trip in the future, this is a great opportunity to learn about the work in Guatemala and how you can make a difference.

If you want to learn more about our microeconomic projects and povery alleviation, this trip is for you!

Here are some fast facts for the trip:

Date: October 16-21, 2013

Application and $100 no refundable deposit due by August 15.

Trip is open to adults, 18 and over and families with children 10 and up.

Cost: $600+airfare. (We can arrange your airfare which as of today is $640 from Greensboro, NC. Or you can arrange your own airfare with approval from us regarding arrival/departure times. If you choose to come ONLY…

5K Walk For Casita August 10th!

On August 10th, there will be a 5k family walk at Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax, NC. The proceeds for the walk will go towards the building project at Casita Adonai. It is only $15 to register, and the walk will begin at 8:30. This can be a family activity; kids can ride their bikes or walk with their parents. If interested, contact Wanda King at: wking@wakehealth.edu for more information and to register. To give a donation, click here! Fair Trade Items will be set up on site for you to shop after you walk! Come out and join us!

Yard Sale This Saturday For Casita!

Wilson Community Church sent a team of 10 people to Guatemala June 21-29th for the 2nd year in a row. The team partnered with Caroline's Promise out of Kernersville, NC founded by Lisa and David Holbrook. While in Guatemala they worked at a school in the worse part of the city. 

Casita Adonia provides a Christian education to 125 children in grades pre-k through 6th. The school is over crowded and has no room to add additional classes.  Also, the current school is in rough condition (half the building is missing a roof and the other half has leak holes; water and power isn't safe; there is only a small room for the children to play, as it isn't safe for them to be outside for Physical Education). So Caroline's Promise has been working for the last year to raise $100,000 to build a new school for the children to attend. Currently, they have raised half of what is needed.

"These children captured the hearts of many on our team, so we want to help them c…

Lessons learned...

Buenos Dias a todos! Today, we are saying our goodbyes to many of our friends here who have been a part of our lives for the last week. It can be very sad for us, but we are encouraged to know that the ministry here will carry on through these people. We have been so blessed by the people of Iglesia Adonai and Casita Adonai, and we are excited to share these blessings with those of you at home.






Yesterday, our team spent some time listing ten events or things that stood out to them from this week. Of those ten things, they were asked to pick their top three things and ask God what He was teaching them. After spending time praying about our trip, these are the things we shared with one another:

"Everyone has a story full of pain, but God is enough- His love is enough."

"God will provide when I or others can't provide for me."

"God is the 'I Am,' and He is enough for me."

"I am enough, God's love is enough, and He is sufficient. He provided …

A Breath of Fresh Air

This week God blessed us with the opportunity to take the sixth grade class on their graduation trip to Lake Atitlan. We all piled into the bus and made the four hour trek to one of the most beautiful places in Guatemala. The kids were bursting with excitement and anticipation! The drive up the mountain was filled with the grandness and beauty of our God. The pictures taken cannot pay the workmanship of our Creator the justice He deserves. The two days spent at the lake were filled with laughter, silliness, family, GREAT food, pool time, and tie-dye!

Being a part of this trip and seeing the joy on each of the kids faces reminded me of a cherished time in my life. I grew up with a family that loved me with everything they had to give. I attended a small private school and most of my friends had more than they could ever ask for. But my family struggled financially and there were many times when we could not enjoy some of the same luxuries. My younger brother got a once in a lifetime c…

Thoughts from the girls regarding camp

We asked the girls to share their thoughts about camp.  Hope you enjoy!

"I learned to forgive.  Listening to the testimonies made me reflect on what I've done in the past."

"This camp was such a blessing for each one of the girls that came.  God showed us that we should forgive, like how He forgives us.  God has a plan for us and He loves us."

"This camp was such a blessing for me.  It was the first camp of girls that I've been to.  All that I learned has challenged me to share and teach others.  It was a marvelous group.  God bless you!"

"Thank you for everything.  God bless you and your families.  I carry a pretty picture of the camp and forgiveness now exists in me."

"I learned to value and accept myself how I am, to forgive all the bad things I've done.  I am now a new girl and I feel happy with God!  Thanks to God!"

"It was a wonderful experience to get to know each purpose God has for each girl.  I can also share…

What love is this, that you gave your life for me?

God did something amazing this weekend. He showed us all that He has more in store for us than we think.

Things were not going as we originally planned. A huge thunderstorm slowed down the arrival of the girls, but that gave us more time to prepare for them. When the girls finally got there 2 hours later, we
checked them in and introduced ourselves to our group. We got them settled and had dinner soon after. The first service of the night was on the foundations we create and what we believe ourselves. There was a girl there, Tiffany, who spoke fluent English and translated for Lisa. We all wrote down the good and bad things we believed about ourselves. I noticed that the two girls next to me had a lot to say for both good and bad. I had an even amount for both, but what broke my heart was seeing how many more things they both had for their column of bad beliefs. Lisa taught us that all those bad beliefs were lies from the depths of hell, and we have to tell ourselves that every tim…

What is the food like?

Stephanie - "I can always find something to eat. Even my son who is very picky can find something that he enjoys."

Susan and Sami - "The food is different and always good. Delmi fixes local food along with my favorites like lasagna.

Anna - "I like the fact that the food Delmi cooks involves both American and Guatemalan culture, such as hotdogs in the tortillas."

Caroline - "I like that I don't have to eat everything but I can try different foods."