Monday, February 13, 2012

Guatemala Trip Recap: Part I

My recent trip was better than the first.

On Sunday we were able to tour Antigua as our work at the orphanage didn't start until Monday. Antigua is beautiful. We got to see old churches and buildings, the jade factory (with lilac jade - awesome), chocolate museums, and a lot of markets. Everything was so colorful.

A huge highlight of this trip was seeing a volcano erupt during our drive back to the hostel. It was really amazing. Unfortunately, I didn't get my camera out in time to snap a photo.

During this trip, we were given information and watched a video of the work the ministry teams had done in the village outside of the orphanage.

Over the span of a few years, teams were able to go into the village and build multiple homes for widows. The houses were made from cinder blocks, hauled brick by brick down hills and trails where the trucks couldn't make it. They were about the size of your average living room. To the villagers, it was more than they could ask for.

I was really honored that I was able to take pictures of them and their houses.


I'll be posting later with pictures and details of our time within the orphanage. They deserved a post of their own.


  1. Gorgeous photos, you've really captured the people and the landscape. Thanks for sharing them. xo

  2. That first and third picture are AMAZING. I think they would look great printed in color and hung one right above each other. Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful photos! You look like you had an amazing time.