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Don Cairns

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Review for Opal House, Snohomish, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege of three volunteer trips to Guatemala to actively participate in the development of Opal House into a place of refuge and learning for woman and children. Both Will and Diane are most gracious and hospitable hosts to both guests from the United States and the Mayan women and children that they serve. They have rededicated their lives to create a fully sustainable farm with a chapel and a school all to serve the native people in a rural area of a Guatemala. They have fully integrated Opal House into the local community and work collectively with the local Catholic Church in San Lucas.

My personal experience through the first two trips was life changing as we worked hard during the early stages to improve existing buildings and create a habitable and hospitable environment for the bigger vision of Opal House to unfold. On the third trip I brought my entire family and the experience and hospitality were of the highest quality. My girls both know Spanish and actively participated in the Sunday children's programs.

I have known Dr. Will Boegel for over 20 years and Diane for the last 7 years and both have exemplary character and commitment to service.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer