Archive for October 31, 2015

GUATEMALA – 065/100 – The real winner on this field is the guy…



GUATEMALA – 065/100 – The real winner on this field is the guy who mows it with that push-mower. Santa Catarina Barahona. Volcan de Agua.


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GUATEMALA – 064/100 – Rafael and Juan chilling in Santa Catarina…



GUATEMALA – 064/100 – Rafael and Juan chilling in Santa Catarina Barahona. LIDER political party signs were hand-painted on every block across the entire country.


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GUATEMALA – 063/100 – Madison and Taylor stand outside the…



GUATEMALA – 063/100 – Madison and Taylor stand outside the cinder-block house they helped build in Santa Catarina Barahona. Notice the hand-painted political party sign on the wall. PARTIDO PATRIOTA was painted everywhere! I couldn’t help but think how the video game Far Cry 4 nailed it. One mission was having to destroy the political signs all across the virtual …

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GUATEMALA – 062/100 – Kit (left) lets Estafani and Salida paint…



GUATEMALA – 062/100 – Kit (left) lets Estafani and Salida paint his nails in front of their new house. Kit was a hard-worker with a big heart, spending most of the week on house-building duty out in the sun. He is graduating high school next year and wants to either play professional football or join the navy seals.


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GUATEMALA – 061/100 – On our final day with with the high…



GUATEMALA – 061/100 – On our final day with with the high schoolers from Iowa, we joined them in dedicating the new house they built for Gloria and her family. She gave us all embroidered pens as a thank you.


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GUATEMALA – 060/100 – Brad takes one last look at the dark…



GUATEMALA – 060/100 – Brad takes one last look at the dark beaches of San Jose.


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GUATEMALA – 059/100 – We made it to the beach at San Jose. It…



GUATEMALA – 059/100 – We made it to the beach at San Jose. It was humid and hot, with black sand and rough waters. We were the only tourists, and the people weren’t too friendly. We gave it about 10 minutes and then headed back.


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GUATEMALA – 058/100 – With no air-conditioning in the borrowed…



GUATEMALA – 058/100 – With no air-conditioning in the borrowed truck, Brad tries to keep cool as it got more and more humid the closer we got to the ocean.


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GUATEMALA – 057/100 – After clearing the field, my family…



GUATEMALA – 057/100 – After clearing the field, my family showered, borrowed someone’s truck, and raced out of the mountains, down to the Pacific coast for the afternoon.


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GUATEMALA – 056/100 – Even though he could hardly see the point…



GUATEMALA – 056/100 – Even though he could hardly see the point in a bunch of high schoolers clearing a field in Guatemala, my dad was a trouper and wouldn’t be stopped. He worked harder than all of us, as this photo shows.


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