Friends Sharing The Love of God

Cindy Batres on December 1, 2018

What a blessing we had in October when our dear friends from McCall, Idaho came to work with us again! The team from Elk Creek Church was led by Bob and Kip Wood and Don Jasperson, and they came to work and to bless!! A well-planned VBS, led by Rob and Cat Grunsky, shared the gospel every day with the students of Monte Cristo school, where the team was building a new classroom and pouring cement walkways all around the school. As always, men from the village worked side-by-side with our team to provide a nicer school for the children...

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Another Successful School Year

Cindy Batres on November 25, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to all the sponsored students who successfully completed another school year in Guatemala.  The school years runs from January to October, so the kids are now on school break, but it is a busy time for us missionaries as we attend graduation ceremonies, gather information on new student applicants, have a big meeting with all the students and their families to discuss next year, take measurements for uniforms and shoes.  Then we begin to buy or order all the uniform pieces and shoes so that in the first days of January we can distribute them, along with backpacks full...

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Cindy Batres on September 20, 2018

sab·bat·i·cal  səˈbadək(ə)l/ noun 1.a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked. After 15 years as missionaries in Guatemala, Manny and I were granted a sabbatical by our church board for the summer of 2018. So this past summer we did not host teams, but rather enjoyed a summer in the States. With seven grandchildren, ages newborn to age eight, we desired to spend time with family when the weather is nice. So we have camped with the family and spent time with them at their houses...

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Feliz Navidad!

Cindy Batres on December 12, 2017

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!! It is Christmas once again and the end of 2017, another year full of God´s blessings and provisions, including the newest addition to our family, granddaughter Rose Jane Dempsey. It is hard to believe we have completed 14 years in Guatemala!  How time flies by!  Again this year we were so blessed to welcome wonderful teams of friends who came to help us build 2 water projects, bathrooms, and 4 schools, consisting of 7 classrooms. Working hand-in-hand with the leaders and people of each village, each project is a celebration of what can be...

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End of 2016

Cindy Batres on January 4, 2017

We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  (That is as close to singing as you will get from us!)  ha ha  Another year is concluding and we just want to say THANK-YOU for helping make it another blessed year!  We enjoyed all our teams this year, including our returning friends and our new partners in ministry.   When I sit and write what God accomplished through our joint efforts, I am humbled and filled with praise.  This year of 2016 alone saw us : Finish a...

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