Saturday, March 8, 2008


Here is a very easy way to give toward the ministries of NLCH: Any time that you search or shop for something on the internet, use It uses Yahoo as a search engine (or for shopping, links directly to many stores- like and iTunes), and for each search or purchase, a donation is made to NLCH!

Please visit their website to get started. Once there, you will be able to designate "New Life Children's Home- Houston, TX" as the charity to receive the donations produced by your usage (It lists us in Houston since that is where our mission's US office is). You will also see easy ways that you can make GoodSearch your default search engine and make this simple way of giving to NLCH part of the things that you already regularly do on the computer.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Don's Cabinet Shop, v.2008

Don Snow returned again for a few weeks in February and kept working to improve our guest kitchen. Last year, he built new cabinets. This year (with good help from our new intern, Anthony), he built new wall cabinets and a snack bar. Those of you who have stayed there will be very impressed when you return!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Servants/St. Paul's Chapel UMC Jan. 08

Our friends from St. Paul's Chapel UMC in Red Lion, PA are here again. They are keeping a team blog on a separate page, so click here to see what they're doing this week.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Servants/St. Paul's Chapel UMC

This week, we have enjoyed having Don Snow and a group from Servants/St. Paul's Chapel UMC of Red Lion, PA. Their project has been to construct the bunk beds that will go in the new boys' house. They've put in a lot of work and have finished 15 beds.

Servants has a separate blog page where they are posting pictures and stories from the week. Check it out by clicking here:

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday - Antigua or Bust!

Sorry there was no post yesterday, the internet was in and out and we never could get logged in long enough to load something.

We spent today in Antigua. We visited a large Catholic church and monastery ruins, a coffee plantation, had the biggest steak this side of the Rio Grande and shopped until we dropped. For some in the group that was much shorter than for others!

The kids put on a special show for us tonight at dinner with a photo slide show, singing, and dancing. They gave us gifts and then to finish it all off, all the kids circled around our group and prayed for us. Talk about a humbling experience. After that there we many hugs, a few tears, and we said our goodbyes to the kids since they will be in school tomorrow when we leave. It was sad, but exciting all at the same time. This place really has become special for all of us.

We head out for the airport tomorrow morning and should land in Atlanta sometime tomorrow evening. Please continue to pray for us as we travel and say our goodbyes. It has been an unbelievable experience and we will all tell you more about when we get back!

See you tomorrow!

P.S. Here are some m ore pictures for you guys! And yes, there are pictures of Pam Landers included!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tuesday and the fun is still coming!

We have been very busy the last couple of days. Richard and his team are painting the boys dorms to make them feel a little more comfortable until their new building is finished sometime later this year. The have painted superheros, fish, cartoons, characters, guitars, pumas, soccer logos, and much more. The boys were blown away and more excited than I have seen them since we got here - and that is saying a lot! The photos are some random shots of the work our painters have been doing. They are pretty good! Keep posting your comments! We love reading them and sharing them with the group!

Elusive Creature Spotted in Guatemala

We are coming to you from Villa Nueva, Guatemala where we have spotted the ever elusive Ricardo Jacobus. We see him here in his natural setting, alone away from the herd. In this rare photo you can see he is performing one of his most notorious and primal acts - writing a letter! The recipient is unknown, but sure to be busy for hours trying to decipher the ramblings of one of nature's most infamous venters! Stay tuned for more updates from South of the Border!