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For weeks, we await the coming of the Light and the Child. On Christmas Day, we joyously raise our voices in song, our hearts filled with hope for his arrival and all he represents: God with us. A new beginning. ... Read More
She sat across from me at the restaurant in Los Esclavos, Santa Rosa. She had been preparing for months for this day, the first day of our very first medical clinic in Santa Rosa, so I took the opportunity to ask her why. What would make someone volunteer to undertake such a clinic,... Read More
“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” I cannot remember when I first heard these words, but I have never forgotten them. Better said, I have forgotten and remembered them many times, as is often the case with words that hold truth within. We rediscover... Read More
I know you all are missing Guatemala. I am missing Guatemala. It is as if I am lacking an essential nutrient or vitamin. I can feel it physically, this absence. And, then I speak with Ana Garcia. As I listen to her words, I feel myself remembering, breathing it in, and finding myself... Read More
Geovanni’s shoulders were slightly stooped, the only sign of the weight that this young man bore. As he bowed his head, he placed his right hand lightly on the wheelchair’s bright blue handle.
You know it, don’t you? That aroma as you leave the plane and step out onto the turquoise jetway? That unique bouquet that tells you that you have arrived in Guatemala. The moment you recognize that even though you have traveled long distances, you have somehow come home. That first... Read More
It stopped me in my tracks as I lugged my suitcase down the stairs to the guest bedroom. One after the other, each outlined in a simple black frame, Faith In Practice certificates. They covered the entire wall. In the early years, Padre José would present each volunteer with a... Read More