News & Events

News & Events

Faith In Practice President Rev. Linda McCarty and Gala Chairs Dan and Lori Wolterman
2014 Gala: Steadfast Love

Padre Jose Contran’s gentle and quiet words carried across the room, holding each person present at the Steadfast Love Gala in rapt attention. Padre said, “Together, we feel that we have been entrusted with a mission: to be the hands and feet of the disabled and abandoned, to be the... Read More

2014 Night of Comedy

Balfour Beatty Construction has done it again! Two packed houses and $55,000 raised for Faith In Practice and $55,000 raised for Memorial Hermann Medical Missions. Co-chairs Pat and Sarah Stanley led the team of comedians: Anthony Westbrook, Jim Ritsema, Gary Hillock, Ted Vincent,... Read More

On the Border: Children of God

The images rip into our hearts. Children with stoic faces, old beyond their years. Children whose young faces cannot quite hide the fear that peeks from behind the resolve.  Growing up too soon.  Possibly never to grow up at all. Risking life itself for a border crossing and an unknown... Read More

2014 Women's Luncheon
Kathy Vrabec, Suzanne Werner and Kay Zost captivated those in attendance at the Annual Women’s Luncheon held on May 8th with their patient stories of love and compassion in Guatemala. More than 300 listened attentively at the luncheon, which was graciously chaired by Mary Card and Julie... Read More
Dr. Parsley and his daughter, Allie Curry - 2011
Giving 150%: Dr. Brian Parsley

“It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak Spanish.  A touch, a hug, it matters,” said Dr. Brian Parsley as he addressed his orthopedic surgical team on their first day in Guatemala.  “It will make all the difference to them, and to you.”  Brian knew what he was talking about. He has been... Read More

Lent: An Alfombra Offering
This past week, Faith In Practice created an ‘alfombra’ or carpet in the streets of Antigua. Across Guatemala, throughout Lent, thousands of people kneel for hours crafting elaborate alfombras made of flowers and colored sawdust. Carpets laid in the streets, offerings over which,... Read More
Dr. Patty and Felicity practicing breech delivery with student
Saving Lives: Felicity Thompson and Midwife Training

After nine months of long preparation, a woman goes into labor. She, like most women in Guatemala, lives far from a hospital. She must rely upon thecomadrona, her local community birth attendant. These dedicated and competent women often do not have formalized training to... Read More

A Woman of Faith: Patty Baiza

Whether Dr. Patty Baiza finds herself standing on a podium with the Guatemala’s Vice Minister of Health talking about Cervical Cancer prevention, or before a group of eager students in a remote village in northwestern Guatemala about how to identify the cells that will kill, or whether... Read More

Be the Miracle Update: A Cacophony of Joy

Hilario Galindo was alive with noise this past week. Bulldozers grunting, with the occasional crash of a tree coming down. The echo of corrugated roof materials as the workers built temporary shelter for the workers who will work on the site over the next several months. The hum of... Read More