The volunteers and donors of our ORC community, under the umbrella of the ORC Chapel (which includes our Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, and Protestant congregations) are partnering with the folks at Casa Bernabé Orphanage to fulfill their mission of caring for the lost (but not forgotten) children of Guatemala.
Our own Christina Watson adopted 2 children from Guatemala. While her second child‘s adoption was stuck in the process for 5 years, Mariela lived at Casa Bernabé and Christina forged a friendship with this helping mission and the children still there.
It is with gratitude and a desire to be the hands and feet of God in action, that Christina leads groups from ORC to Casa Bernabé. (Mariela and her older brother, Jake, are alumni of the Academy at Ocean Reef.)
Have you ever wanted to go on a mission trip? We have one scheduled for August 6-11, 2022. Casa Bernabé is located 45 minutes outside of Guatemala City. We are picked up at the airport by bus and delivered to the 13-acre walled-in campus they call home. We leave the campus infrequently. We will NOT be trolling around dangerous parts of Guatemala, and nobody will be out alone on our trip. The cost to go is the plane ticket (+/- $550 from MIA) plus $250 per week room and board - accommodations on the grounds - (think summer camp, bunk beds - we do have hot water in the showers though!) and a $90 activity fee.