GUATEMALA: WALK ON WATER

Guatemala FAITH STATEMENT
We are committed to bringing everyone we encounter to the knowledge of their true identity in the ONE that calls us out upon the water.  We will make Him known through the reality of the cross and the unconditional love, grace, healing and hope it brings.  We will love and serve as equals, restoring dignity through humility and loving through long term relationships with the people and communities we serve. GRACE will abound in all we set our hands and hearts to.

GUATEMALA MISSION
Walking on water upstream to prevent children from becoming orphans. Providing care and community development through relationships, preventing the relinquishment of children to institutions due to poverty. Enabling families to stay intact, with a special focus on single mothers and children with special needs.

EDUCATING, ENCOURAGING and ENABLING since 2006.

The programs include:

MEDICAL OUTREACH
We will address the preventive part of diseases and bring curative care for the communities, focusing on satisfying specific needs of each community. This will be done through  local and foreign resources in the form of missions teams and individual professional volunteers, and a Guatemalan physician as assistant director, full time.  The medical outreach will be the source in which relationships are formed and needs for all of our programs addressed. To Partner with us in medical outreach, please DONATE HERE.

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
We are committed to aiding communities through education and community development; including but not limited to the following:
– HIV testing, counseling and knowledge, treatment and prevention.
– Hygiene
– Parenting
– Family spacing
– Nutrition
– Environmental resources
– Support networks
– Microenterprise development
– Skills training
– Agricultural improvement
– Improving schools and community centers

We will assess and build indigenous relationships to meet the needs in the communities. To partner with us in Education and Community Development, please DONATE HERE.

HOPE+ SISTERHOOD (FAMILIES INTACT)
We have a specific focus on the challenges of single, widowed and abandoned mothers.  The majority of our Hope + Sisterhood mothers in Guatemala are impacted by the HIV virus and many are also very poor and subject to extreme abuses. For example, because of severe poverty, women in Guatemala are trafficked for prostitution at a young age, leaving them vulnerable to serious abuse and disease, including HIV. This cycle of poverty and violence often repeats itself in the lives of their children absent intervention. Our Hope + Sisterhood seeks to address malnutrition, sexual abuse, and disease. We seek to provide our Guatemalan sisters with the following but without limitations:
– Safety
– Personal care
– Nutrition
– Counseling and psychological care
– Parenting classes
– Medical care
– Job training
– Self sustainability
– Support networks/community
– Microenterprise
– Permanent home