ABC/LifeNets Guatemala Relief Update

Progress report on the Guatemala Project

January 11, 2001

 Churches Unite to Help Brethren in Guatemala

UCG President Les McCullough 
and Vince Thompson

Several UCG congregations have pulled together to help  in Guatemala. In the last few weeks the Cincinnati East Church, along with Cleveland, Akron and Portsmouth, Ohio churches, just finished a big drive gathering up much needed aid for Guatemala.

 They completely filled a U-Haul trailer. Even the U-Haul employees got into the act, giving us a good discount on the trailer and making a nice donation. Vince Thompson, of Houston, Texas, volunteered to come to Cincinnati and drove the shipment back to the warehouse in Houston.

Aaron Dean

Council member,  Aaron Dean, along with the Big Sandy, Texas congregation, enthusiastically collected two pallets of things, including some specialized tools. Mr. Dean then made the 9 hour round-trip from Big Sandy to Houston, bringing everything to the Houston warehouse and then helping at the warehouse. 

Also, Warren and Joan Ott of Springfield, Missouri, have done a tremendous job gathering much needed medical equipment. Through their efforts and dedication, several thousand dollars worth of new and used medical equipment has been donated and it is now en-route to the Houston storage site. 

Warren and Joan Ott from 
Springfield, Missouri

Rob Stanchi of Houston, has coordinated the storage area, organizing a work party this past Sunday, to label all the boxes and make sure everything will meet customs requirements. Thanks to the combined efforts of many people, the container is now ready to ship out. The anticipated ship date is in two weeks and will arrive in Guatemala a few days later.

Four more concrete floors are being poured in homes that now have dirt floors. When they are finished that will bring the total to seven floors done, with eight more members homes to go. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and dedication. A little effort from all of us is making a huge difference in the lives of others! Check here often for the latest updates and photos on the shipping of the container and it's arrival in Guatemala. 

Here's how the money's holding out for this project:


$7203.25 total as of January 11, 2001


$2000.00 for concrete floors
$  934.47 for medicine purchase
$  293.49 for shipping 
$  245.54 for shipping
$  829.25 for shipping
$1500.00 for final purchases and expenses (McCloud)

$5802.75  total 

$1400.50  BALANCE as of January 11, 2001

The container will cost about $2500 to ship.  And we want to put in more floors.  So, any continuing support of of this project will be greatly welcomed.  

To help, please send your tax-deductible contribution to 

        LifeNets -- For Guatemala
        1227 Woodchase Trl
        Batavia, OH 45103

Thank you

Victor Kubik