• November Newsletter

    November 27, 2017 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    Blessings Over the past week here in the village, I have had the opportunity to speak with countless people. The majority, when they have come to the project to receive assistance. It is very common when they are leaving for them to say “Yo no te lo puedo pagar, pero...
  • What a Privilege to Serve

    July 10, 2017 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    It amazes me what people can get used to. I had the privilege of having my dad visit me this past weekend. After he left on Tuesday morning, I went to visit a few families I had been meaning to see. I started with an elderly woman we call Laura....
  • A Day in the Life

    June 30, 2017 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    “Are you having fun?! Do you love it there?” These are the messages I get on a regular basis from friends and acquaintances checking in on how things are going. Honestly, I am loving things here and I am having fun, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard. I love...
  • A Year in Review

    June 16, 2017 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    Past year in summary and where we are now We are so excited to write you and tell you all we have been able to accomplish by the grace of God through your donations in this past year. During 2016 we were able to provide over 27,000 meals to the...
  • March Newsletter

    March 23, 2017 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    Wishing you all a joyful start to spring filled with hope and new beginnings. It is refreshing to know that no matter how dreary things may appear, God has the ability to breathe life so radiant everyone stops to admire. The time and patience needed during a season of growth...
  • A Volunteer's Experience

    March 06, 2017


    By Robbin Sicajau Santa Maria is a municipality of Guatemala located 50 km outside of the capital. It is a beautiful, lush place that would be great for your vacations. Vacations where you can experience the life of the locals, a people determined to fight for a better life and...
  • The Giving Season

    November 21, 2016 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    It is hard to believe that it is already November, and soon we will be preparing for our third Christmas together in Santa. Sharing the holidays is one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced in Guatemala. We are always eager to learn more about their culture and...
  • Barks of Hope

    October 25, 2016 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    You never know the impact your actions will have. When we began our work in Guatemala we had no idea where it would take us. Honestly, we still have no idea where exactly this adventure will lead and who we will be able to help along the way. In previous...
  • For I Know the Plans I Have For You

    September 19, 2016 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    As Emily and I prepared to leave Santa Maria just under a month ago, we were both struggling with the thought of leaving. This time, leaving was different. We knew it would be several months, potentially even a year before we return to Guatemala. As the departure day approached, my...
  • A Week in Guatemala

    June 27, 2016 by Sam Swanke


    This last week (June 18 - June 25) I was in Guatemala working with Cosechando Felicidad. I am the web developer, and I had not seen their work first hand. The week was a wonderful opportunity for me to see what is happening as well as the effect it is...
  • May Newsletter

    May 21, 2016 by Brennan McMillen


    On behalf of myself and the Cosechando Felicidad family we want to sincerely apologize for the long delay in communication. We having been wanting to reach out for a long time now. The delay was partially due to the hectic schedule over the last month with preparing to come back...
  • Jesus Has Overcome

    March 19, 2016 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    I used to think that because God has overcome the world I don’t have to fear death. Which is true. But I didn’t realize how much it applies to my life; not just my death. Because God has overcome the world we don’t need to fear. Period. We don’t have...
  • So Much Better Than Comfort

    February 28, 2016 by Emily Keller


    There are so many different kinds of comfort: spiritual, emotional and physical. Each day, regardless of what country we are living in, we encounter things that make us feel uncomfortable. In Guatemala, there are all sorts of things that make us feel uncomfortable. Sometimes we are uncomfortable because we are...
  • Worth It All

    February 03, 2016 by Emily Keller and Brennan McMillen


    “I can’t find the exit from my suffering.” “This is my last option, I don’t know what to do.” “I just want him to stop drinking.” “I haven’t seen my husband in fifteen day. He left like it is easy. All I want is for him to help me with...
  • January Newsletter

    January 01, 2016


    We want to start out by thanking you all for your support! We are 4 months old as an official IRS non-profit and wouldn’t have made it this far without your help! It is pretty crazy to look back at the past year and see all that has happened in...
  • December Newsletter

    December 01, 2015


    Thanksgiving in Guatemala As Thanksgiving came and went I thought about how truly blessed we have been. God has overwhelmed us with His goodness, and I find myself in awe of how he takes care of even the simplest things. Volunteers, resources, opportunities and even the new locations God perfectly...
  • The Sting of Real Life

    November 25, 2015 by Brennan McMillen


    After being here for two weeks, I feel like I never left. The streets and faces are familiar and welcoming. I often find myself referring to Santa as ‘home’ as though my roots were planted here. Each time I come, I find it easier to adjust to Guatemalan life, and...
  • November Newsletter

    November 01, 2015


    Growth Yet another month is upon us and we are excited to share with you more about what we have going on. Last month we set up our online donations system. This was a big step for us as it allows people to donate more easily and allowed us to...
  • October Newsletter

    October 01, 2015


    We Are Called We are continually overwhelmed by the magnitude of God’s goodness he has lavished on us! So many new and truly powerful things are happening. Doors are being opened and lives are forever being changed. So much has happened in the past five months, it would be near...