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His Hands for Guatemala

PO Box 62
Farmington, ME 04938

 (434) 227-1944

info@hishandsforguatemala.org

July 1, 2016

Dear Sponsors and Friends,

We just returned from our trip to Guatemala.  The team started processing children for the sponsorship program right away and completed them in just three days!  We saw many familiar faces at the school and enjoyed getting to see the new building.  The rooms are spacious and bright and there is a play yard where the kids have physical education class and play soccer.  They also had planted little gardens in soda bottles as a project so that was very cool.  It was Teacher Appreciation day while we were there and you could see how much they love their teachers.  Writing and delivering letters to them and often giving a hug or two.  On the class walls are photos of top students with their accomplishments as well.  The classes currently include grade 1 through 6 and some of the grades are combined into one class to save money by having one teacher rather than two.  I worked with Patricia who keeps the financial records and she let me know that they have returned to providing two meals each day which is good news.  The budget has still not been met since there are still many children not sponsored.  I will be posting the new children as soon as possible to the website so please check that out at: http://www.hishandsforguatemala.org.

We have some reminders about some administrative changes we have made.  First, in the interest of simplifying things, we have transitioned all our PayPal transactions to one single e-mail address.  So if you use PayPal to send in sponsorship donations or donations of any other type, please send them to the following address – info@hishandssupportministries.org.  And as always, if you log into PayPal directly to send funds, please choose the option to “send money to family and friends” so the PayPal fee will not be deducted from your donation.

In addition our mailing address has changed. Please send all payments and correspondence to:

His Hands Support Ministries
PO Box 62
Farmington, ME 04938

In an on-going effort to keep our administrative costs down, all the Annual Sponsorship Pledge statements will be e-mailed to all sponsors for whom we have an e-mail address on file and we will continue to send them via e-mail from now on.  We will also e-mail the End of Year Statements of Giving and will continue to send them this way from now on.  If your e-mail address or your regular mailing address should change, please be sure to notify us.  Unfortunately it is not uncommon for updated information sheet packets to be returned to us in the mail because the address we have on file for a sponsor is no longer valid.  Doing the research to find the correct address costs us valuable time and then resending the updated information sheet packet to the correct address costs us money so please be sure to keep us informed of any changes in your contact information.

 

Remember, if you have not visited our Facebook page and “liked” it, please do! Updates are posted there as well as information about children who need sponsors.  Go to http:/www.facebook.com/HisHandsSupportMinistries and click the “like” button, and then tell your friends, too!  If you would like to be added to our Facebook group for Guatemala sponsors, please send me an e-mail or message her on Facebook and I can add you to the group.

Serving joyfully,

Wendy Marchand