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Donnie Long – Living & Working In Guatemala

Yesterday our friend and team member, Donnie Long, arrived in Guatemala and now begins the process of settling into his new role as Director of The Lemonade House and Group Coordinator. His responsibilities will include leading a house full of interns and being the point person and host for groups traveling to Guatemala to serve in La Limonada.

Donnie had been a friend for several years and has been an instrumental part of helping to establish Lemonade International as an organization. He has spent countless hours volunteering his time over the past two years developing our website and capturing our work on film. He has devoted the past several years of his life to serving internationally – traveling to Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

He is a life-long learner of other cultures and has worked very closely with Ramon Crespo in several of those countries, the Missions Director at his home church, Lifechurch in Allentown, PA – gaining invaluable international experience.

Donnie absolutely loves children and has a passion to see them freed from injustice. The children in the La Limonada community beam with smiles when they are with him. He has dedicated his life to doing whatever God wants him to do – wherever that may be. He lives very simply and has a humble heart. He adds value to our work through his organizational and business skills. And you can’t spend ten minutes with him without laughing!

We are very excited that he will now be giving his full-time to serving the La Limonada community.

More about Donnie…

Interests and Passions: musician – guitar, snowboarding, travel, fighting injustice of any kind

Family: Mom, Dad and brothers Mark and Ryan

International Experience: Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala. Experience includes everything from helping to lead orphanages to installing water systems, building walls, digging foundations, painting schools, video documentation of trips, co-leading teams with Missions Director

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Minor in Business from Temple University (2004), Concentration Certificate in New Media, Certified for the Living Waters for the World Clean Water System for Field Surveying and Water Testing, Managed band through high school and college

Donnie’s role with Lemonade International relies on the financial support of family and friends of his and of our organization. To provide him with regular monthly support – click on the Donate Button below – then select the “Support A Team Member” Fund and “Donnie Long” in the drop-down menus.

Thanks so much for your support of Donnie as he moves forward with this big step in his life to serve in La Limonada!

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