Episode #6 Connie Erickson’s Guatemalan Artisan Sale

This interview was special to me since it was a recorded phone call with my mentor, “adoptive mom,” and “homie,” Connie Erickson.  I mentioned Connie in my last episode as my 6th grade teacher.  She is one of the most generous people I know, so I enjoyed speaking with her about her Guatemalan Artisan Sale that’s coming up on November 23rd and 24th at her home.

Connie discusses her inspiration, as a young 12 year-old girl, to want to learn about the people of Guatemala from reading John Stephens’ books.

She talked about the amazing and magnificent kites that were flown on the Day of the Dead in Sumpango, Guatemala.

We also chatted about Common Hope which is a wonderful organization that helps Guatemalan children and their families.

This is the flyer Connie created for the upcoming sale she is having:


Here are some of those photos of their most recent trip to Guatemala:










If you would be interested in contacting Connie and helping provide any sort of support to the people in Guatemala, you can email her at:    abuelos2@q.com

Thank you to all of the wonderful people, like Connie, who support families and people in other countries who really need and appreciate the help!  Also, a big thank you ahead of time (and for the past) to those who buy jewelry, textiles, etc. from Connie’s sales to help generate money for the people in Guatemala.

If you have any troubles with downloading the podcast to your computer, tablet, or smart phone, please don’t hesitate to email me!

Lastly, I’d also like any emails from people sharing messages of generosity I can share on Friday’s show.

Thank you all again for doing the work you do to make the world a better place!!!

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