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Happenings in Guatemala September 2016

Happenings in Guatemala September 2016.

Happenings in Guatemala September 2016

Cooking Classes

Sharie made Oreo Truffle Pops with some of the older kids at Fundaninos during cooking class, they prepared them for a surprise wedding shower/celebration for Paola and Luis, two of the Fundaninos staff we work with. Each of the students had come up with their own design and complete the implementation on their own.

We also had a little cook-off for pasta night one week. I divided the class into 3 teams and each one had to choose a pasta and sauce to make. Every student also had to prepare their own focaccia bread. They did an amazing job and the children loved being able to choose their dish as they came through the food line at dinner that night.

Aging Out

A short while ago we were able to help launch the "Independence program" at the orphanage Fundaninos. The objective is to assist the children as they age out of the orphanage and work with them as they learn how to transition out of the home and live a productive independent life.

This year we have two students in the third phase of the program. I, Sharie, have had the blessing and honor of being personally involved with them, making meal plans and recipes, shopping lists and then taking them out to do price comparisons in the different grocery stores and market to help them stay and work within a budget. It was fun! Love these girls!


Paola and Luis, the Christian Psychologists who we work with at the orphanage Fundaninos, got married and invited us, along with some of the children from Fundaninos to attend. It was a beautiful ceremony filled with prayer and worship that truly sought to honor God.

We were blessed to be a part of it and it was wonderful for the children to see God honored in this way, through the wedding of two people they know so well, To understand that marriage is a beautiful gift from God that He intends to be used to honor Him.

Woodworking and Engineering

In our woodworking and Engineering classes at the orphanage Fundaninos, the kids continue to amaze with the quality, beauty and craftsmanship of the pens, bracelets cutting boards and crafts they make.

Community Center in Colonia Santa Fe

Classes and tutoring have continued to progress for the almost 80 students who attend out classes at our vocational training center, we are continually impressed with dedication, studiousness and hunger to learn these children demonstrate. Thank you to all those who help make this program possible.


Vanessa (12), won first place in a cultural competition at school, she had to dress up and give a presentation about a country. She chose Japan, spent weeks studying about it and even learned some Japanese. We are so very proud of her for the hard work and dedication she put into this..

Timothy Martiny
Timothy Martiny
Missionary in Guatemala serving the orphaned, vulnerable and disabled.