Hands of Compassion (Manos de Compasión)
Hands of Compassion, or Manos de Compasión in Spanish, is a children's home located in Santiago Atitlan. Currently being run by David & Deborah Reichard, Hands of Compassion is home to 25 children from infants up to age 18.
right - David & Deborah Reichard with their 2 children
above - The children of Hands of Compassion with David & Deborah and volunteer, Dawn (and one other guest)
The primary objective of Hands of Compassion is to provide a loving home for Guatemalan children with the goal of raising up abandoned, abused, and forgotten childen to be men and women of Christ.
left - One of the children's bedrooms
right - The nursery
left - Mealtime!
The children are homeschooled with the help of other volunteers
left - One of the libraries with books for all ages
In an effort to try to provide for some of their needs, David & Deborah and the children are raising goats
and have a good-sized vegetable garden.
And in all things David & Deborah give thanks to God and are striving to glorify Him in all that they do to serve the children as well as the people in their community.