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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
“You are not alone in this,” he said, “you are always in our prayers.” That’s what our longtime volunteer, Armando Nájera, told Felipe Gutierrez, our village medical clinic director, when he arrived in Jalapa Tuesday morning. Felipe traveled for many hours to deliver much-needed food... Read More
What do you do in the midst of a surreal, life-shattering event? When the narrative of your past has lost its ability to comfort, and your present floats suspended in time? When the path forward is disappearing into an ink-black night? You go fishing. The disciples are stunned. Three... Read More
Join us as we take a trip to Guatemala, hear from our CEO Rev. Linda McCarty, watch a special message from our team leaders, Kathy Huebner and Linda Johnson, who will return to Guatemala later this year, and connect with our event chairs.
The streets of Antigua are empty. No crowds stand silently, reverently, in the darkness waiting for Jesus to emerge from La Merced at dawn. Jesus, carrying his cross, hundreds of the faithful carrying Jesus. No pause, an acknowledgement of the offering, before the procession moves... Read More
In this morning’s early light, I read, “I am here, Lord, to do your will.” Immediately what comes to mind are the healthcare workers across the U.S. and the world who opened their eyes this morning and wished that they did not have to rise, with less-than-adequate protective equipment... Read More