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Kendyl Berger
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Connecting the Dots/Continents
Historical events have a funny way in connecting to other historical events across the globe. Okay, not funny as in "ha-ha" but more of a "ah-ha" moment of making sense of why an event happened and why a country is the way it is. Bare with me for a few mome...
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Little This and a Little That
To be in (somewhat) a chronological order, the focus of this week was how Guatemala achieved Independence from the Spanish Crown. Do not worry, I will not take you through a hundred years worth of history... but to be brief, Spain was losing its control and...
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From the Precolonial Era to Independence
Trying to fit all the moving (literally) parts for this Independent Study has become a grand project. To get my thoughts into somewhat of a row of ducks... Puzzle Piece #1- Scholarly research is going very, very well. This week was focused on completing the...
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Want the 411 on Guatemala?
If it were even possible, I would definitely be a VIP for Loyola's library with the amount of books I have collected about Guatemala. This week's main focus was to gather basic information about Guatemala such as: Geography (42,000 square miles) Location Cl...
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Commence Phase 3
Now that all the research in regards to forming a 501c3 has been completed (Phase 1) and having gone to Guatemala twice this year (Phase 2), I can now-finally- begin Phase 3. From now through November the plan is to research Guatemala. That sounds like a ve...
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Back to the Books
So close to finishing "Section One" (the legal aspect) of this incredible project! Here is a quick blurb about about what I learned about applying for 501c3 tax exempt status after having filed the articles and after having prepared the bylaws- Although, I ...
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What a Week!
Back in the USA and what an incredible week it was in Guatemala! God used the team to do His work in Conevisa in so many ways. For one, many of us were able to help a mother in Antigua by purchasing her handmade scarves, stuffed animals, and threaded goods ...
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God saw that it was Good
Breaking News: the municipal officially donated the land to Pastor Donnie! The entire city council (as in 100% people!) is all for the community/mission center to be constructed in Conevisa. The Vice-Mayor said, after signing the paperwork, that the reason ...
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Dentistas, Montanas, y Ninos
The dental clinic was in full swing today. Between Doc and Julio (with much assistance from Angie, Mari, and Mary) they were able to serve almost 20 kids and adults in their portable-traveling-clinic! Those were some brave kids getting fills, extractions, a...
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Live from Zacapa!
A full day of travel and a full day in Zacapa have been
accomplished! I cannot believe that it has already been three months since my
last visit. Where to even begin, besides at the start. Traveling from Chicago
to Guatemala City went without a hitch- thank...
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