Guatemala: Church and School

We went to church in Zacapa. It’s a beautiful structure. It has a courtyard.


And barbed wire.


If that isn’t safety, what is.


Last year we didn’t get to church because of a flight delay. Today I sat there, admiring the relaxed nature of the congregation. Kids wandered in and out of service to play in the courtyard. Members aided us gringos in finding the songs and liturgy, despite being incapable of comprehending the beautiful language.

As parents swapped babies through the service, what you could understand was how close and loving the community was.

We also went to the school. Though the picture didn’t turn out, the walls had both razor wire and broken Coke bottles to keep people out.


It’s a Lutheran school where students from the surrounding villages come for a high school education. Most villages end after middle school.


It’s absolutely gorgeous. The food is also amazing. Why? Because they raise it themselves.


The pigs are very well taken care of. They have names based on the month. Why? Because that’s when they’re slated for slaughter.


It’s warm. Rain held off and I can actually see blue sky past noon. Looking forward to working tomorrow.

2 Comments on “Guatemala: Church and School

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Spreading the Writer's Word butta' on your toast!

S. Overby's This is Not Hitchhiker's Guide

Don't Panic! It's just my collection of book reviews, writing, and other randomness.

The Word-hoard

some unlocked thoughts on writing, reading, hobbit feeding

Dragon Soul Press

Where Dreams Take Flight

I'm visiting each place in the song "I've Been Everywhere". This is my story.

Soraya Corcoran

Fantasy Writer and Cartographer

Phoebe Darqueling

Author of Sci Fi and Fantasy

K. M. Carroll, Author

Fun, fantastical escapes


"Before the sea she stood, still as a statue but for the wind rippling in her loose lavender-grey dress and toying with her black hair - it billowed in the salty breath of the ocean like a flag of defiance."


The gentle musings of a madman...

Author David Wiley

Author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read.

Scribe's Canvas

a place for a little bit of everything


Follow along with the hijinks of an emerging writer

Trials & Tribulations of Writing Fiction

my little reading & writing corner of the internet

God Calling by Two Listeners

A classic daily devotional

Be the Beauty

My journey to being the beauty that lives inside my dreams...

R. Talsorian Games

We create worlds you can only imagine.

Rachael's Reads


%d bloggers like this: