Continuing Guatemala Support
Please review the following list of specific needs that each visited family could use your help with at this time. These families were visited by the two teams that traveled to Guatemala in January and February.
It would be a blessing to continue to assist these families!
If you are interested in donating, please contact
Leonard & Deb Hoekstra or Mark & Deb Van't Hul.
Leonard Hoekstra - 712-451-9430
Deb Hoekstra - 712-470-0900
Mark Van't Hul - 712-470-3680
Deb Van't Hul - 712-470-4360
~ Floridalma Santay:
Floridalma (age 35) is seven months pregnant. She lives with her seven children and husband Miguel (age 37) who suffered from migraines last year and the family had a $5,000 medical bill to pay for his treatments. He never found a diagnosis in the process. The family needs help paying off the remaining portion of their medical bills totaling $670.
~ Hortensia Iztep:
Hortensia (age 32) lives with her partner Samuel (age 44). Samuel was a widower and together they have five children. Their oldest son, Selvin (age 24), uses a wheelchair donated from Bethel. Their dream is for Selvin to have an electric wheelchair. Bethel can find him a chair, but what is necessary that Bethel does not have is a battery. A battery costs $160 and if this cost is covered, Selvin can be put on our list to receive an electric wheelchair.
~ Paulina Cox Aguilar:
Paula (age 43) lives with her husband and five children. The family is in need of a new set of Bethel beds ($300) and a new home (something we can look into for next year).
~ Maria Rosenda Hernandez:
Maria (age 32) lives with her husband, Juan (age 35), and five children. This family is in need of a monthly food sponsor ($50/ month).
~ Silvia Rivera:
Silvia (age 45) lives with her husband, five children, and two grandchildren. The grandchildren's mother passed away eight months ago. Family is a potential candidate for a Bethel home. Her children and grandchildren need educational sponsorship. Melvin (age 12), Blanca (age 7), Antony (age 8), Jeremias (age 9), and Eliot would each require a $25/monthly sponsorship.
~ Glendy Hernandez:
Glendy is a widow that lives with her four children. Her husband passed away in a car accident two years ago. This family needs a monthly food sponsor ($50/ month). They are also candidates for a Bethel home. Her children are in need of educational sponsorship. Cristel (age 15) would be $50/month. Juan (age 13), Dulce (age 10), and Losman (age 8) would each be $25/month.
~ Branda Yessenia:
Brenda (age 36) lives with her six children. Her husband passed away two years ago. This family is a candidate for a Bethel home. They are in need of a food sponsor ($50/month). Her children are in need of educational sponsorships. Vilma (age 16) would be $50/month. Amanda (age 13), Brenda (age 11), Simion (age 9), Dominga (age 6) would each be $25/month.
~ Heiner Yahir Lorenzo:
He came to our wheelchair distribution with his parents, who told us that he suffers from daily seizures. The medicine he takes does not help his condition. A doctor's visit for a proper diagnosis and medicine would cost $100. It is also possible that he will need an ongoing sponsorship for monthly medicine depending on the diagnosis, which is not included in the doctor visit cost.
~ Elida Yomara Sabir:
Elida lives with her three daughters. She would like to start her own business selling some food from home, so she can take care of her daughters and work at the same time. A food business start-up cost would be $500. They are also in need of Bethel beds, which are $300.
~ Maria de Jesus:
She is a widow who lives with her 8 children. Also, education sponsorships for her children - $25/month for each student. They are also a candidate for a Bethel house.
~ Sonia Maribel:
Sonia lives with her husband and five children. They have many health problems. Her husband needs seizure medicine - $60/month. Astrid and Marisela have skin issues and both need doctor visits for a proper diagnosis - $100, and any future medicine required is not included in the doctor-visit cost. Astrid and Marisela also need education sponsorships - $25/month each. They are a candidate for a Bethel house.
~ Antonia Judith:
Antonia lives with her brother and three children. Her two older children, Elias and Estefany, need education sponsorships - $50/month each. They are also a candidate for a Bethel house.
~ Carmen Cabrera:
Carmen is a grandmother who lives with her daughter and two grandchildren. They are in need of a set of beds - $300, food sponsorship - $50/month, and wood to finish building her home - $300.
~ Adriana Ochoa:
Adriana lives with her husband and four children. Their oldest son is in jail. They would like to start-up their own food business and would need a business start-up donation of $500. They are also in need of educational sponsorships for three of their youngest children - $25/month each.
Thank you for your consideration in offering donations to some of the
families that we have had the pleasure of serving
during our recent trips to Guatemala.
It is our hope that we can continue to bless them by providing them
with some of their current and ongoing needs!