Thursday, August 09, 2007

Going to Guatemala!

Yep, That is were I will be from August 11-21, building homes in the village of El Estor, a small village on Lago de Izabal.


I will be participating in a Global Village Trip with Habitat For Humanity. I went to Alaska last year for a build, and am honored to be invited to help out with this one.

Bedford Now wrote a little article about the trip. (click here)
Thank you Bridget Meade for writing a great article!

I truly believe in giving back.
I love the quote on the back of our Global Village t-shirts:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Please wish us a safe adventure and me mucho luck with my minimal, at best, knowledge of the spanish language.

What change would you like to see in this world?
What are you doing about it?


Louise Kahle said...

Years ago I said, the breakdown of society starts with the little things. One of those things is the rudeness of drivers. It seems like the rule is - get ahead at all costs. This morning, shortly before 7am, I was waiting at the intersection of Secor and Central. It is not uncommon to see 4 or 5 cars run this red light. This morning, a USPS truck drove through when my light was completely green.
The change I would like to see is on the local level - - let's have some common courtesy for other people!
Have a wonderful trip, Angie!

Debby said...

I would like it if everyone made eye contact as they passed or approached another person. Wouldn't hurt to add a smile, too!

Louise Kahle said...

Oh, Debby, I so agree! These are our neighbors we are passing throughout the day and most won't even look at you.

Angie Weid said...

Hola Everyone!!

Guatemala is going fantastic. Just thought I would let you know that I am having a great time, with a fantastic group of new friends.

Hope all is well in your worlds!

Anonymous said...

I love traveling and have been on 6 HFH builds in Central and South America. My husband and I went on a HFH build to San Juan la Laguna Guatemala last fall and I fell in love with the country. I notice the article about your trip talks about the Maumee chapter of HFH --- the trip leader for our Guate trip last fall was from Maumee!

I was back this summer to do volunteer work and review projects for our organization and am looking forward to many more trips to Guatemala --- with HFH or with the organization, Education And More.

I would love to see more people give more of themselves than they think is possible-- to help their neighbor.

God's Blessings,
Karen Pickett, Director