Volunteer Vacation

The cold north wind

From November into February the wind will occasionally blow strong from the north. It’s a high, fierce wind that rattles the tops of the pine trees knocking down cones and branches. It’s the Xocomil (show-co-meal). Mayan legend has it that…

A time to get away and a time to get to work.

By the time you read this blog Vicki and I will be in Guatemala. We will have broken the gravity of home: five children still with us that Vicki is online schooling and numerous grandchildren around us, not to mention…

Summer Volunteers

It has been quite a busy summer filled with wonderful volunteer groups and individuals from all across the country. We are so happy they came to spend time with us in Guatemala and work with our children and programs. Here…

June – A Month of Change

This has been a busy June for Casa de Sion! Here are some of the highlights of the month: First, the house in Los Robles where Casa de Sion is stationed is almost complete. The third floor was completed almost…

The Joy of Teaching Your Child Service

We have had children as volunteers at Casa de Sion many times. Whenever I am there to see it, it always brings a tear to my eyes. The families who have combined a touring vacation with a volunteer vacation know…

Volunteer Vacations: Service and Beauty

Before I started working for Casa de Sion/Safe Homes for Children in an official capacity, I had the chance to travel to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for my honeymoon. My wife and I stayed in the same neighborhood as the volunteer…

Meet Erin, the Volunteer Coordinator for Casa de Sion

I want to introduce to you the Casa de Sion volunteer vacation coordinator here in the states. Her name is Erin and if you have traveled with us, you are aware of how much help she is in getting it…

We Need You

We need you and your family or your church group or your construction group or your medical team. One of the unique aspects of bringing a volunteer team to work with us is this. We put all the money you…

We Love Volunteers

We love volunteers. They bring lots of enthusiasm and much needed donations with them. Last week we had two different groups. Brenda and her 15 year old son were with us for several days and a USA team of 10…

Meet Juan, your translator at Casa de Sion

Planning on visiting us? Will you need a translator? Let me introduce you to Juanderful a.k.a. Juantastic. “That’s what the teams call me,” he says with a smug smile. He is a charmer. And does speak Spanish, English and Tzutijuil……

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