I received a letter from a friend saying that she was going to Antigua Guatemala with her fellow Lake Mead Christian Academy students and teachers to help impoverished street children and their families. She asked several friends and family to donate funds so she could travel with them and help with these needed tasks. I played a very small role with my donation but I thought the message was worth sharing and I was glad to help.
Here is what Destiny’s mom had to say about the trip:
This trip was to Guatemala to serve people in need and spread the word of God. Several administrators and students from Lake Mead Christian Academy left at the end of February and returned a week later. While they were there, they performed skits for the community, they helped with construction needs by providing material and labor. Most importantly they visited an orphanage and assisted in the care of handicap kids for several days. As part of their senior project, Destiny Christensen and Tessa McQuillan organized this visit. Many of the kids were played with, fed, and nurtured by the administrators and students. Destiny became very close to Leslie. Leslie was given to the orphanage by her mother who had polio and could not care for her. Leslie was born with one leg so much shorter that she was unable to walk. She was autistic and also blind. I asked Destiny what made Leslie so special and she said “She was funny”. Even with these handicaps, Leslie could still make people laugh. This was such a learning experience for the Lake Mead Christian Academy students who are so blessed with health, financial stability and a loving family who cares for them.
When she returned she sent the following images so I could share with everyone.
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