UCC Sends Warm Blessings to Guatemalan Families

July 01, 2012 | Denise Kinney

The Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) distributed a bulletin announcement last November about collecting blankets for a Guatemala mission trip, with a goal of gathering about 50 blankets. The blessings of blankets started arriving in January and continued into the spring.

God revealed He had a bigger desire for this project than expected. UCC received 161 blankets and quilts, more than 200 bars of soap, toothbrushes, as well as money. With room enough to send only about half of the blankets down to Guatemala, the conference is storing the rest and working on a way to transport more blankets next year.

The families that received the blankets, soap and toothbrushes are in one of the poorest communities of Poptun. Some consider themselves blessed if they have one toothbrush to share for the whole family. Kisses, hugs and tears of joy poured out when the blankets were given. Visiting and helping these people deeply touched the lives of the youth helping with the village outreach.

With thanks to those who contributed to the project, the UCC staff are looking forward to next year's mission trip and the additional warm blessings that will make a difference in many people's lives.

For information about contributing to next year's project, contact Denise Kinney at denisek@uccsda.org or 509-242-0506.