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Please contact us by clicking on our names if you have any questions or suggestions.

Jacquelyn Helmen

I am the daughter of Leslie Helmen. I recently graduated from Oral Roberts University, and I am very excited to be a part of this. I believe what we are doing is not only a week long trip, but an event that will be a catalyst for many changes both in our communities and in Guatemala.

I am the technical contact (web page, hand outs, advertisement, etc...) 

I am going on the trip as a team leader and a registered nurse.

Leslie Helmen 

I decided to do this trip because of the enormous impact that similar trips have had on my own life.  As a Spanish teacher, I have had many opportunities to travel.  However, those experiences that have been most meaningful to me have been  those in which I have had the opportunity to serve and to reach out to someone else.  As participants of a Habitat Global Village team  to Guatemala, Johnson students will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on someone else’s life.

 Beyond the tremendous value of the work itself, I believe in the potential for this trip to make a life-changing difference in the lives of our students.  In preparing for the trip, Johnson students will experience what it is to have a dream, work towards that dream, and then, ultimately, to achieve it.  Later, as participants of the trip itself, our students will experience the  unique kind of personal growth that occurs when you know that you’ve made a difference in the world, that you’ve touched someone else’s life in such a meaningful and tangible way.  Not only will their efforts impact the life of a family in Guatemala, I believe that their lives will be forever impacted as well. “In every person’s lifetime, there are moments that will never be forgotten.”  I believe this trip will be filled with those moments. 

 Lisa Freyberger 

 Hello!  I am the fundraising coordinator as well as the parent of one of the Johnson students going on the trip.  My husband Scott will also be joining us.  To build a decent place to live in Guatemala doesn’t take much in the way of materials.  Bricks, wood, tin  and iron are the basics that houses are made of.  What is needed, however, is community support.  It is our belief that a caring community will improve the quality of life.  So we’re proud to be a part of the team going to Guatemala.  We know that by giving our time we can strengthen both our community here and in Guatemala.  We hope that you can support our efforts by joining in our fundraisers.  Please keep us in your prayers as well.  Thank you!