The Hentschl Family //Serving in Lautaro, Chile // May 2014 It seems that with every passing month, life just picks up speed. In the two months since we wrote last, we have seen a year of progress and change. – Our work with The Native Thread is proving very fruitful. We were invited to participate […]
Recently we have made major advances on the septic system for the school. It has been a muddy, dirty job! Here is a picture of the leach field just about completed!
Join us in prayer this month for the following: Miguel has his first follow-up MRI in April. Continue to pray for a full recovery and good results for his exam Pray for rain in Lautaro so that the family who received the first rainwater harvest system has access to clean water! Pray […]
The summertime came and went rapidly here in the south as the two of us were effectively swamped in our work. Danielle spent January planning and preparing for the three teams we would receive in February while Dan spent several weeks working with Mapuche neighbors to build the foundation and structure for our first rainwater […]
This month we started pouring concrete for what will be the foundation of the first half of the school. It’s an exciting and emotional time here to finally see the first stones being laid and watch this vision come to life! God willing, we will have poured all the footings for the first half […]
Thanks to a team of Canadians and North Americans from Kids Around The World, the Lautaro church and future school now have a playground! It was challenging but fun to put it together.
So I’m just going to be honest here for a second. Sometimes we really (did I say really) don’t like living in Chile. Yep, I said it. Sometimes it drives us crazy, with this month being especially frustrating. And trust me, I could make this whole blog post full of my “North American, raised in […]
The ground is officially broken on our elementary school project here in Lautaro. Several months ago, when we were looking at the plans and leveling the earth of what will be the east wing of the school, it was hard to imagine the scope of the project. Now that the footings for the entire foundation […]
Have you read Pope Francis’ Christmas Day prayer? Okay, we totally realize Christmas was last month, but seriously, if you haven’t you should totally read it. We’ve made it even easier for you by posting it below. 🙂 Urbi et Orbi is the blessing given on Easter and on Christmas from the balcony of St. […]
The first of November marks a day in Chile when the majority of citizens make an annual pilgrimage to their respective family burial grounds. A reverse migration occurs when these individuals, many of whom have left their small towns to pursue success in the big city, leave their big city lives and return to their […]