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I just returned from Guatemala on Sunday with my fellow social workers. We were all amazed and deeply moved by our experiences there. I have fallen in love with Hearts in Motion and I will definitely return! 🙂
When they say we are a representative of HIM they mean it figuratively and literally! I stand in awe at what God is doing through H.I.M. for this beautiful third world country full of lovely people that believe that God will provide for all of their needs! There were so many great moments, I’ll definitely remember them all & return!
If there is anybody visiting this Facebook page thinking about volunteering with HIM, do it. The experiences I had in Guatemala were definitely the best that I have ever had. It is an entirely different world in Guatemala, I’ll be going back. I started missing the work, the country, and the friends I made there as soon as I walked into the terminal in Guatemala City.
What wonderful people – they filled 1/3 of the flight back from Guatemala! Such an inspiration, sharing and helping people. Bless you all!
We had a great time working with members of The Carpenter’s House Church putting together over 100 hygiene packs for the homeless. The Carpenter’s House Church will distribute them to the homeless around the city of Chicago. We love working with them and are so excited with the work God is calling them to do.
2013 | Winter Break Sports Camp in Guatemala
When: Fall 2013 late Nov-early Dec
Where: Gualan, Guatemala / Hearts in Motion Nutrition Center
- Girls – Student/Athlete leaders in their community, ages 11-15 (15-25 total)
- Boys – Student/Athlete leaders in their community, ages 11-15 (15-25 total)
HIM is hosting a 2 week sports camp that will serve as an opportunity for boys and girls to gain valuable life skills while learning skills on the playing field. The weeks will be split with one week consisting of just girls and the following week with boys. The campers will stay on site (orphanage) and will conduct all activities on the community field (basketball court and soccer field). The camp will tentatively run Monday through Friday with hopefully a tournament at the end where parents and friends can come, watch and celebrate their achievements.
Life skills to be taught (suggestions)
- Spiritual (praying, reading scripture, relationship with Jesus, etc.)
- Physical (hygiene, nutrition, health, training, injury, etc.)
- Emotional skills (conflict resolution, anger, sadness, trials, etc.)
- Social skills (sharing, discipline, teamwork, hardwork, etc.)
- Psychological skills (coping techniques, etc.)
- Being a Role Model or Mentor
- Being an Athlete and Student
- Professional skills (conduct, educational achievements, setting goals,resume, etc.)
Athletic skills to be taught (suggestions)
- Passing, dribbling, shooting, strategy, goal keeping, rules, etc.)
- Same as above
- Serving, rallying, volleying, rules, scoring, etc.
- Track (running)
- Benefits, proper form, etc.
- Any other relevant sports
- Activities other than sports (suggestions):
- Ping Pong, card games, board games, Music, songs, campfires, fitness games, etc.
Camp Counselors: 5-10 counselors are needed for supervision day and night Sport Coaches: 2-3 local sport coaches are needed for sport instruction Volunteers: No more than 5 volunteers from the states Sports Equipment: 20-30 soccer balls / 30-50 cones / sport jersey’s 20-30/ 10-15 basketballs
2012 | 5k Walk/Run
On June 3, 2012 we had a wonderful opportunity to join the I.U.N. Dental Hygienist students for the first annual 5k walk/run for Hearts in Motion. The event was held at Chesterton High School and raised $1500 for H.I.M. Some of the students in attendance had recently been to Zacapa, Guatemala for a medical mission trip and were eager to share their experience with other students. Donna Krause, a professor in the dental program, has been taking students to Guatemala for the past two years and is very passionate about the program and how it benefits all involved. We would like to thank Donna and her students for all their hard work. Together we make a difference!
2012 | Food Pack-a-Thon
A huge thank you to Cindy Van Beveren and Calvary Church of Orland Park, IL for hosting our 1st ever food pack-a-thon on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Simple Hope, a 501C3 organization who coordinate and ship food packs to Tanzania, joined forces with Calvary Church to help supply Hearts In Motion with much needed food for our Nutrition Center and the many families we support. We surely benefited as members and friends of Calvary who packed over 10,000 meals for Hearts In Motion to bring to Guatemala. A loving thanks to all those who showed up and packed to help those we serve.
To learn more about our friends at Simple Hope check out their website at: simple-hope.org.