Opal House Update - Playground, New Puppies, Dance and more!

Opal House Update - Playground, New Puppies, Dance and more!

How did it get to be mid-December with Christmas just around the corner? 

It has been a year of growth and gratitude for me. 

It has gone very fast. My son got married in Michigan. It was a blessed, festive time.  Another meaningful trip to Guatemala. Reconnected with friends and the kids and made new connections. 

I launched my coffee merch e-commerce site, started writing a blog (shocking myself each week) and I have my own brand of roasted coffee!

A happily caffeinated milestone for me.

I have learned so much from so many. I continue to grow and learn about myself and business. There are so many more experiences and people who have blessed me, too many to cover in a short blog. But they are cherished. 

I want to say how grateful I am for the opportunity to share coffee tips, trivia, education, and fun merch with you. Thank you. 

Another thing I am massively thankful for is Opal House in Guatemala. I am blessed and humbled to be working with them hands on while in the country and with them year round from home. The generational changes Will and Diane Boegal are creating there are phenomenal and impact a great number of children and adults in so many ways. 

This brings me to the December update from beautiful Lake Atitlan, home of Opal House. Thanks to Will for providing this each month.

CHRISTMAS Preparation is here! 

We hosted our Sunday house church in our Peace Chapel and prayed to and worshiped our Savior.  

Our big “Christmas gift” for our school is an industrial playset and it is finished just in time for Christmas.

We hosted a retreat group of 8 CAMINANTES (those on a spiritual journey) and good fruit came out of it. One of our dear teachers, Josefa, was accepted as a CAMINANTE and will be trained in spiritual formation all year.

Finally four of our students danced “worship ballet” in a recital a few days ago and it made Diane and I cry to see the fruit of our students honoring Jesus!

Feliz Navidad!

Dr. Will and Diane Boegel

What Will did not say in the update but surprised me in the pictures was ….new puppies! 

Opal House added 8 puppies to the farm. I think there are 6-7 dogs on the farm. Dogs play a big part of the farm and school. They provide protection and joy. I am glad there are so many more and I can't wait to see them on our next trip.  

Enjoy the pictures of all the December happenings.  

It is the end of the year. A time when many people make year-end charitable donations. Please consider a tax deductible donation to Opal House. 

One VERY unique fact about donations to Opal House…100% of your donation goes directly to benefit the kids, community, and the school. There are no administrative fees or overhead that eats into your donation. I don't know about you, but knowing that our hard earned money is working harder to make an impact helps me sleep better at night.  

Here is a link to learn more about Opal House and perhaps donate as well. 


Thank you for your consideration. 

Have a blessed Christmas.  

Stay caffeinated, my friends

Tim @ Good Bean Gifts.



Here are a few pictures of the playground construction. 

Opal House Sunday house church at lunch

Pictures of the Worship Dance

Opal house students dancing with Ms. Christine

Opal House scholarship students in white



Opal House Diane with one of 8 new puppies, on their birthday! 

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