After years of searching for a position in Central America that felt right, we may have just found ourselves a match. For the past few months we have been communicating with a non-profit group called Common Hope. Lucky for us, they happen to have positions available in their Antigua, Guatemala office that are right up our alley.
Common Hope, a non-for-profit organization, strives to make the lives of people living in poverty more stable, by providing supports in the areas of education, health care, housing and family development. They aim to create opportunities for children and families, so that they can improve the quality of their own lives. Common Hope believes in a work that is based on developing personal relationships with the people as they struggle for independence and dignity.
What we love most about Common Hope is that they are an organization that welcomes anyone willing to serve the poor without regard to religion. They believe people can join together in service and live spiritually without proselytizing. While their vision is based on spiritual principles, they value the strength that diversity offers and recognize that all people are equal and deserve respect, not matter what their beliefs are.
This week we both have telephone interviews with Common Hope for team coordinator positions they have available beginning this spring. The positions would allow us the best of both worlds - coordinating American volunteers while having working relationships with Guatemalans. We couldn't be more excited about this opportunity. Please keep us in your prayers!
If you are interested in learning more about Common Hope check out their website (www.commonhope.org). There are so many ways to help - everything from sponsoring a child to collecting supplies; hosting a party or even visiting Guatemala and volunteering your time. Who knows maybe you'll even run into us during your visit!
Gypsies at heart, we’ve packed up our Colfax Avenue apartment, left our jobs & said our goodbyes with hopes of making a difference in the lives of many as well as our own. Share in our adventure as we uproot ourselves from the mile high city & road trip through Mexico, on our way to a new home & new way of life in Guatemala. UPDATE: After 2 amazing years of living and loving in Latin America this family of three is learning the art of settling down in Charlotte, NC where we purchased our first fixer home. Stay turned to follow our adventures of a different sort - exploring another totally new culture (the South!) & DIYing the heck out of our home!
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Stops Along Our Way
USA Denver Las Vegas San Diego Chula Vista Los Angeles Nogales Tucson Phoenix Pagosa Springs Denver Memphis Nashville Asheville Charlotte
Baja, California Tijuana Ensenada Cataviña Bahía de Los Angeles Guerrero Negro San Ignacio Santa Rosalía Mulegé Bahía Concepcion Loreto La Paz Todos Santos Cabo San Lucas San Jose Del Cabo Cabo Pulma Los Barriles
Mexico Topolobompo Los Mochis Mazatlán San Blas Chacala Sayulita Puerto Vallarta Melaque Barra de Navidad Manzanillo Michoacán Coast Playa Azul Troncones Zihuatanejo Ixtapa Pie De La Cuesta Acapulco Pinotepa Nacional Puerto Escondido Oaxaca City Teotitlán del Valle San Bartolo Coyotepec Playa Azul Tehuantepec El Aguacero Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapa del Corzo Cañón Sumidero San Cristóbal de Las Casas San Juan Chemula San Lorenzo Zinacantán Cascadas El Chiflón Agua Azul Villahermosa Palenque Veracruz Xalapa Coatepec Puebla Cholula San Juan Teotihuacán Mexico City Querétaro San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Guadalajara Tlaquepaque Tonolá Sayulita Mazatlán Guaymas Nogales Guatemala Huehuetenango Salcajá Totonicapan Quetzaltenango (Xela) Antigua Guatemala City Monterrico Sololá Lago Atitlán Panajachel San Marcos La Laguna Santa Cruz La Laguna San Juan La Laguna Santiago San Pedro La Laguna San Antonio Palopo Jaibalito Chichicastenango Coban Semuc Champey Flores Tikal Rio Dulce Livingston San Marcos Tejutla Puerto Barrios Ciudad Hildalgo Honduras Copan Ruinas Roatán Tela La Ceiba
El Salvador Playa El Tunco La Libertad San Salvador Suchitoto
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