Operation Central America

Come and see what is happening on the Operation Central America missions trip. Also learn about the teams and their prayer requests.

Monday, June 05, 2006

6 days to go...

Here is a little blurb on Campur, on of the teams first stops in Guatemala.
Campur, Guatemala is a community of 65,000 people located in the rainforest of Guatemala, about 1 ½ hours away from Coban, Guatemala. The Coban region is famous for its coffee. German settlers began large coffee plantations in Coban in the 1800s, and evacuated the area during World War 2. Campur is a Mayan community. The indigenous people are mostly farmers, growing cardamom, a spice that is exported to the Middle East and Scandinavia, corn, which is used for their famous tortillas, and coffee which is exported around the world. The farmers work in co-ops in order to gain the greatest income for their crops. Wooddale’s relationship with Campur began in 2004. We work with Viva Abundante Church, which is pastored by a woman named Isabelle. Isabelle is known around Campur for her heart for the people, and her sacrificial commitment to them. In the past two years OGES teams have built four homes, installed water filtration systems, provided solar powered lighting and ministered in a variety of ways amongst these beautiful people.

To check on what has happend on the trip and hear from students feel free to check the hotline at (952)944-6696 ext. 2356.


  • At 9:23 PM , Blogger Hannah said...

    Hey, neat, I had the exact same idea!

  • At 7:36 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

    Hey Guatemala Wooddalers. We have been amazed by your blog comments. You are painting such a vivid picture of what is happening - and it sounds awesome. God is actively working on this trip.

  • At 7:39 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

    To Aaron, we hope you're feeling well. We are praying for you. Advice (as always) drink lotsa water (clean), be sure to leave the cockroaches there. Meditate on what God is doing. He is so good. We love you so much. Mom and Dad

  • At 7:53 PM , Blogger Nick Ruehl said...

    Thanks for doing God's work. You are awesome.

    You are changing lives - those whom you help, as well as your own!

    God bless you all.

    Kathy and Nick Ruehl

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