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Through the Roof 2016 > Guatemala Blog

Guatemala Blog

Tim Wood is leading a team of education specialists to Guatemala for ten days training teachers and community workers to be inclusive of people with disabilities. Young disabled role model, Phillipa, will share her own experiences of education, and team plan to inspire all their trainees to change the lives of disabled people in Guatemala. We’ll be bringing you regular updates from the team, as we receive them…



A chance encounter

On Sunday morning we had a ‘chance’ encounter with an American couple at the hotel who were thrilled by our project and prayed for us all as a team in the hotel foyer which... read more »

A Visit From America Latina

A Visit From America Latina

Bellita and Liza of America Latina School and Ministries, our Integr8 partners in Guatemala, met with staff and volunteers at the TTR offices on 14th September while on a UK visit to raise funds... read more »

Before we Left...

Before heading to the airport we took a quick trip to the America Latina school in the city. We saw Jose, a young man with learning disabilities who graduated from the school the previous... read more »

Day One

Breakfast of scrambled eggs then leave at 8.00am for 45 minute drive to America Latina school. During the journey I found a caterpillar on the front seat, and rather than throw him out of... read more »

Integr8 Videos from Guatemala 2011

Integr8 Videos from Guatemala 2011

Here are a few videos from Integr8's mission trip to Guatemala in 2011. The first clip is a selection of short moments from Integr8's 2011 trip to Guatemala. During the video, Alan talks about the... read more »

Last day in Guatemala City

Our last day in Guatemala. Attended church service at El Camino. The church has a great ministry to deaf people – around 30 or so were in attendance - and so the lively worship... read more »

Leaving

Leaving Antigua-Guatemala behind and travelling to visit Steve Osborn’s ministry, Love the Child (Amor del Nino), in San Lucas. Met the 48 disabled or disadvantaged children in their orphanage and ate fried chicken at... read more »

New Life Special School

170 teachers packed into the New Life special school for the training. The students performed their inclusive dance for delegates before 16 year-old Blanky gave a testimony of her school experience as a wheelchair... read more »

On to Rolandos

Packed bags on Saturday am to travel 3 hours by van with Rolandos, of Love the Child, and Jonathan to the edge of beautiful Lake Atitlan, then 30 minute boat crosing to San Pedro... read more »

Re-visit

Re-visit

Re-visited the children at Love the Child where Philippa sang to them, and we introduced Parachute games and some worship Action songs.read more »

Rehab Centre

Delivered training to around 30 disabled children and teachers at a Rehab Centre in Guatemala City. Maria, the Lead teacher, is extremely forward-thinking in how the students are taught, including giving the children chores... read more »

Special School

Good night’s sleep then breakfast of fried eggs and traditional black beans (frijoles). Judy collected us for 20 minute drive up the volcano to her special school in the village of Santa Maria de... read more »

Take Off!!!

Take Off!!!

24 hours until take-off! I’m not quite packed yet but at least I have managed to assemble all my stuff in a pile next to my case! Getting excited but apprehensive about the trip. I... read more »

Touch Down

Touch down at London Heathrow after a smooth journey home. Glad to see our families. Fantastic trip + excellent team. 480 trained. God was in all we did. read more »

Training

Delivered training to around 60 parents and a few pastors. Parents were accompanied by their children which added to the number, and the noise level. Delegates enjoyed the inclusive parachute games but my cultural... read more »

Update

On plane now + all going smoothly. Boarded first because Phillipa needs more time. Planned tomorrow’s training session at the airport. Looking forward to what God has planned. Arrived safely Thursday night and met by... read more »