Village Thompson Totonicapán

Arrival in AntiguaLenten Season in AntiguaAntigua is a UNESCO World Heritage SiteCentral Plaza in AntiguaMorning Reflection

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“Lord make me an instrument of your peace ...” Yesterday was a particularly tough day for the team. The weather was cold, windy and harsh. The old grammar school class rooms were dingy and drafty. The team was far from the comforts of their offices back home, yet the team remained upbeat. I... Read More
Today we move on to the small Mayan village of Canton Chotacaj, meaning “in front of the sky.” Rising 7,5000 ft into the Sierra Madre mountains, the oncoming spring rain brings relief for the economy in this agricultural village. This land here is rich in volcanic ash.    These remote mountain... Read More
Today we are focusing on Women’s Health and the unique challenges women face in Guatemala.  Having worked for years with women in rural Guatemalan villages, Dr. Andrea, the village team gynecologist, shared some of the challenges women face.  “Maternal mortality rates in these rural villages... Read More
Our day started before dawn. The air was thin and cold from the altitude. When the team arrived at the clinic in San Francisco el Alto, the waiting crowd burst into applause. They were bundled and cold, but greeted the team with warm smiles. Many started their day in the middle of the night to... Read More
Journey to Totonicapán Our life-changing medical mission in Guatemala leads us to the rural region of Totonicapán, one of 22 departamentos in Guatemala. The residents here express pre-Columbian customs, adapted to the traditions imposed by the Spanish. The area we are serving in is the center... Read More
Our journey begins with a beautiful sunny day in the fascinating city of Antigua, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Faith In Practice Thompson Village team began their week with a orientation at Casa de Fe.  Casa de Fe is a temporary home for families waiting on medical procedures.  These... Read More