I remember the first build I ever did for Arnulfo Paredes. He was new to our pastor’s committee and told us that he wanted to build for the community around his church. In the summer of 2017, Arnulfo passed away unexpectedly. At the next pastor’s meeting, Olga, Arnulfo’s wife, and her daughter walked in. While holding back tears, she told us that nothing was going to change. She was going to step into her husband’s role on the pastor’s committee and become the head pastor of their church. She knew their small community had needed her husband, and despite a broken heart, they needed her.
Story by Wayland Dietrich
Guatemala Field Coordinator