July 19, 2019

When the mayor of Cocales visited Finca La Naranja in May, he saw an opportunity to do something for the people of the impoverished community, where our youth church is located.

Workers and trucks appeared the very next day, determined to pave an extension to the main s...

July 10, 2019

Last week, Yesenia and I attended a meeting at the Casa de Dios Church, a mega-church with an 11,000 seat forum and a pastor Guatemalans see on television a lot.

On this day, the church gathered a sampling of Guatemalan organizations they assist to show off the diversit...

March 19, 2019

Last year, we had some visitors to spend time with our feeding program kids. Afterward, we shared a meal with the group and I asked them what they noticed about the children they met.

Our guests were mostly retired folks who quickly cited the uniform dark hair and eyes,...

November 20, 2018

My hometown boasted an eclectic mix of heritage. Italy, Ireland, Cuba, Germany, France, China, and other countries were represented. The situation provided diverse cultural experiences, especially in the kitchen.

I snacked on banana chips, Chinese dumplings, gelato, and...

August 25, 2018

This past week, Yesenia and I received a pair of visitors from La Cuchilla, the impoverished community that houses one of our feeding programs.

They live in wood-framed homes with tin sheets for walls and rooftops. At least one of their floors is natural earth. One of t...

July 26, 2018

Guatemala’s latest disaster, the pyroclastic eruption of Volcano Fuego, happened almost two months ago. Since then, our charities, A Couple of Christians Foundation and Misioneros Cristianos Unidos (MCUGuatemala.org), have been providing relief to displaced survivors a...

June 22, 2018

My coffee was more satisfying than usual this morning, enjoyed as it was under the brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies that reigned over Guatemala City.

It was early. It must have been because, by mid-morning, the fresh air would thicken to a humid haze. By lunchtim...

June 6, 2018

Last weekend, my wife and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary with a romantic, candle-lit dinner in one of Antigua, Guatemala’s many nice restaurants.

Before we left, we strolled to the roof-top terrace to look out over the city. As usual, I looked for a view of...

March 26, 2018

This past Sunday, our church hosted an all-day retreat. It consisted of a series of discussions and demonstrations on the general topic of evangelization.

The presenters spent considerable time researching their topics and creating attention-grabbing graphics and visual...

February 20, 2018

This is a slightly edited repost of a blog I wrote for “A Couple of Christians” after the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2015:

How long, Oh Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?

Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?

Why do you make me look at...

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