Monthly Archives: April 2013

Learning Journey: From Hilarity to Hope [Day 4]

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It’s not every day that 60 Guatemalan kids come out of the fields and step away from their schools to watch ten gringos make complete fools of themselves. I saw it with my own eyes, it happened – both the kids and the comedy. This morning, our travelers were troopers of the most intrepid variety   …Continue Reading

Learning Journey: In Between Onions & Books [Day 3]

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The third day of this adventure was a long one. Full to the brim with all the waiting and patience that is typical of life in Guatemala. From here to there and then wait a while. To this rhythm we passed a day in Concepcion, Reading Village’s first community and a huge source of pride.   …Continue Reading

Learning Journey: Ten Gringos in Guatemala [Day 2]

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Down a dirt road, across from the soccer field, and just beyond the riverbed, ten gringos were dropped in rural Guatemala. That’s how the day started. Today was the second day of the Learning Journey and it was packed full with cultural experiences and heart warming exchanges. You know that feeling you have when you’re   …Continue Reading

Learning Journey: Welcome Back to Guatemala

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On Monday we got to Guatemala. We jumped aboard these magic flying machines and flung ourselves through the clouds until we landed a world away; alas technology never ceases to amaze. The fact that our world has so much capacity and yet so many have so little never ceases to boggle my mind. But so it   …Continue Reading

From the Field: Follow Us in Guatemala!

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There are places on this planet that break our hearts open to the beauty and possibility of life. Guatemala is one of those places. It’s no wonder I’m so incredibly excited to be heading back down there. That’s right, in just a few days I’ll be   …Continue Reading