With a little luck with the weather, our mission team this July will begin work on a multi-year project, a sanitation system in Chuicutama, while lodging in the center we began in December. The roof is going up now.
I’ve been involved with Guatemala as long as I’ve been a pastor and, thus far, almost 1/3 of our average worship attendance have served on hands-on mission teams.
No matter how cynical you might think me, it’s work like this, done in partnership with friends in far places of the world and made possible by the prayers and generosity of Jesus followers in the pews, that again and again points out the possibilities of a People called Church.
Not only is this center the fruit of this community having been empowered- for they chose the project themselves- it will enable transformation to come to other mountainous Maya communities otherwise too remote for service teams to engage.
This is transformative, life-changing, important, Jesusy work that you can be a part of for the cost of a couple of Frappawhatavahs.
I encourage you- dare you- to be a part of it by pitching in for our next project, the Guatemala Toilet Project.
You can give to it by clicking HERE.
Unless you’re Mother Teresa or Pope Benedict, this could be the most needful thing you do for the poor this week.
Here’s some photos (courtesy of my bro-in-law, Mike) showing the Health Center’s construction, including the architect’s rendering of how the final building will look: