Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Week Two to Date

Monday we did a little more painting at Casa Shalom.  Here are some pics from the orphanage:

                          This is the house we have been painting

                          A closer look

                          I did not think to smile until after the picture was taken.       

                          Georgette cleaning the windows 


The School at Shalom.  A guy came out recently and did these air brush paintings.

                          This is the auditorium

This is the baby house at Casa Shalom.  It houses the infants to 6 years old.  The infant in the bouncy think is named Minor.  Minor was found in a ditch with the afterbirth still on him.  He stayed in a hospital for three days and then came to Casa Shalom.  They say if had been there just a few more hours then he would not have survived.

                          This is Bob Painting the stairwell at the house


Tuesday Georgette went back to Shalom while Bob and I went to the market to purchase food for Rio Bravo.

                          Loading the truck

                          This is where Bob purchases the bulk of the food for Rio Bravo

This is just a random photo of the market area, but the truck there is a Toyota Hilux.  You won't see one of those in the States, but it is apparently a really good pick-up.  The police use these.  They are four door and have a pretty powerful diesel engine.  They are about the same size as the Ford Ranger.

                          This is the truck after we got it home

Today we took all the food to Rio Bravo.

                         This is a little girl that lives next to the church.

                          The little girl with her brother
The guy on the left is Freddy, the pastor at the church in Rio Bravo.  On the right is Mike.  Mike is from Atlanta, GA, but now lives in Guatemala and does dental work.

The guy between Freddy and me is Freddy's nephew, Darwin.  Freddy and Darwin are from Nicaragua.  Freddy has lived in Guatemala for about 15 years.  Darwin moved to Washington, D.C. when he was 13.  He moved to Guatemala sometime in the past couple of years and helps his uncle at the church.

These are some children from the school in the village we visited.  They came out and followed us when we got there.


                          This is a class room at the school.

                          The school is just a few walls, open air and a tin roof.

This is at the church in the village.  These are Otto's children.  Otto is the pastor of this church.  After we delivered the food we went to Otto's church to do some maintenance and modification on his water purification system.

I have more pictures to put up, but they are more random pictures and don't really have anything to do with this post.  I will try to get them up pretty soon.

Hasta Luego!


  1. Proud of you Tim. Keep up the blogging.
    Uncle Lar

  2. I'm so glad you are doing this good work Tim. This will count much more than other things that we focus on usually at home. I am praying that all of the "seed" you are planting will be multiplied by our amazing God!

  3. I'm impressed with your work Tim. The roads don't look like Texas Highway Department roads - looks like they could use an inspector! I believe your service is not only helping these people with their earthly lives but will also guide them to their eternal lives with God.

    Jimmey Bodiford