Posts Tagged "Guatemala"


There are a lot of things I love about FH. Our team. Our leadership. Our fields. Our programs. Our philosophy of sustainability and innovation in all things. But one of my very favorite things at FH is learning about and from our Savings Groups.  {You might remember in January when I met the Rose Savings Group in Bangladesh.} Today we met El Quetzal Savings Group in Guatemala. Y’all these women were such an inspiration. For the last...

Read More
We Made It!

We Made It!


Posted By on Aug 4, 2013 in FH Blogger Trips | 1 comment

I left Nashville first thing this morning {Well, not quite first thing. Thankfully my alarm went off at 6 am and not the dreaded 350 am. I sure do hate those 6 am flights.} Two plane rides… and a 5 hour bus ride later… we have found all our people and arrived safely in Alta Verapaz, a mountainous region north of Guatemala City.  The landscape on the drive was stunning. We drifted in and out of lanes, villages, rain storms...

Read More

I love to travel. I haven’t found a place I don’t like. But some places I hold especially dear. Guatemala is one of those places. I traveled their a couple of years ago and visited several communities outside of Guatemala City with Compassion International…a life-changing trip. And then got to go back with Food for the Hungry earlier this year and saw several mountain communities in Northern...

Read More

This weekend I was back in Birmingham for a reunion of Compassion Bloggers at Deeper Still. It was incredible. The conference, the speakers, the worship, the laughter, the food, the time with friends, old and new…incredible. I heard solid Biblical teaching from three powerhouse women. Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur brought “it”. A lot of “it”. So much of “it” that my head is...

Read More
Still Processing

Still Processing


Posted By on Sep 17, 2010 in Compassion Guatemala | 23 comments

I woke up this morning in Sunriver, Oregon for the final day of The Building Champions Experience excited about the progress made on my life plan and vision but still struggling to process everything I have experienced over the last two weeks. How does what I saw and experienced in Guatemala fit into my future? What is God’s vision and purpose for my life? How can I live more intentionally? And most importantly, how can I live...

Read More

I returned from Guatemala late Sunday afternoon. My first stop was the laundry room to erase the undeniable evidence from my trip, the stench of poverty. I showered and went to church. (I can’t tell you how much I love that evening service. I was desperately needing the worship and fellowship.) I grabbed yogurt with a close friend. I crawled into bed and slept. Monday morning arrived and I was instantly jolted back into...

Read More