Upcoming Visit to Guatemala



  1. Vitamins
  2. Crayons
  3. Pencils
  4. Erasers
  5. Glue Sticks
  6. Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

How creative can our children get with some crayons, construction paper, and glue sticks? I know we often take for granted our access to these simple tools. In Alotenango, Guatemala, the children and their teachers cherish these supplies. They are carefully guarded and treated as the precious resources they are there. Through your generous help, we have been able to share this experience with the kids at Bendicion de Dios. 

Our merry band of travellers is excitedly prepping for our upcoming visit to the school. I’m not going to lie; made merrier by the horrid winter conditions here. It’s a balmy 78 degrees in Antigua, Guatemala today. Mother Nature willing, we depart next Tuesday, January 16.

A few kindhearted folks have offered to send supplies to us for the children at Bendicion de Dios and suggested we post a “wish list.” We’re, of course, thrilled to do so. Our wish list includes items that are needed and are lightweight enough to be carried in an extra suitcase or two.

Do you have any extra school supplies we can provide to kids in Guatemala? If you’re local, would you like us to pick up any supplies you can donate? Would you be able to mail them to us before January 16? 

      This year we hope to blog post excerpts and photos during our trip. We’ll post them on UTSM’s website (www.underthesamemoon.org) and at our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UTSMGuatemala/).  Follow along if you'd like!!