‘Life in Limbo’

I don’t remember the last time I felt so afraid, uncertain about what was happening and so utterly out of control. My eyes had been covered and the last words my ‘mother’ spoke into my ear were, “I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you,” and with that I was taken away, placed in an unknow environment with people I had never met before. My eyes still covered; my hands tightly held under my legs I could hear someone close to me …

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Real Relationships

In my experience when working with children and young people through fun, engaging and enjoyable activities it can be easy to stay on the surface level of friendship and relationship. It is easy to focus on the planning, preparation and good execution of activities and programmes.Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, it is a joy to have fun activities for children and young people, especially when the majority of the children and young people attending live their lives …

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First Fruits

I started this year full of anticipation and excitement for what God had in store for me in my role as coordinator of programmes at our centre for young people here in Guatemala. God placed a team of dedicated and gifted people around me at Centro Opp and He has continued to grow that team and help us deepen in relationship with Him and one another. In turn we have been able to grow several of the programmes at the …

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