fundaninos

April 29, 2010

First off, I must say that narrowing down these photos was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do! I mean, it was even difficult bringing it down to 200 for my facebook album. Whew.

Anyhow, I don’t know why I put so much pressure on myself to have the perfect blog post about our time in Guatemala. I’ve had this nagging thought in the back of my mind, trying to figure out how to paint a pretty picture of our trip and wrap every aspect of our time there into one little entry. Uhhh can we say impossible?!

I tried my best to pick some of my favorites, along with some that really capture what Fundaninos is. And I’m sure I’ll be talking about this trip for a looong long time… Especially when the website is up and running!

Also, just in case you missed the last couple posts about Guatemala… A group with my church, Redeemer, went down to Guatemala for a week to spend time at an orphanage called Fundaninos. Our main objective there was to build them a website (which sounds A LOT easier than is really is, come to find out). But really, what it came down to, is that we were there to love on those kids. And we did, by golly. And they loved on us like crazy, too. They were incredible.

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some of us gringos with the kids… the bottom left picture is what we did for three solid days – sat in an office, working on the website, editing photos, going through tons of text about the orphanage and about the kids. Also, we didn’t have any music… so you can only imagine the sing-alongs that took place :)

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ahhh roberto :)

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what we woke up to every morning… it was beautiful!

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the directors of the orphanage… so amazing.

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this was a common sight… michael with diet coke and coffee, and the kids looking at the computer

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girls just wanna have fun!

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and boys do too!

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precious.

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the directors and their kiddos. we had a mini photo session :)

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adios!

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Angie Wennerlind posted the following on April 29, 2010 at 10:52 am.

Probably my faves you have ever taken. Precious…

Jordan posted the following on April 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm.

love everything about it. I am doing mine in a couple different posts cause I just can’t deal with the pressure. :)

loved getting to do this with you!

leslie posted the following on April 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm.

These are amazing!!!! And even more amazing that you shared your time and love with those sweet kids!!! Thanks for posting these.

kristen posted the following on May 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm.

amazing. i am sitting here tearing up!! these are just so gorgeous. you captured it so perfectly. i saw them on facebook but just so fun to see them big and bright on the blog. love it.

Erin posted the following on February 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm.

These are awesome. I adopted my daughter from this orphanage 10 years ago and it was so nice to share these with her. Thank you


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