News & Events

News & Events

September 2020 eNews - Enlivened and Encouraged
09/17/2020

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” I cannot remember when I first heard these words, but I have never forgotten them. Better said, I have forgotten and remembered them many times, as is often the case with words that hold truth within. We rediscover... Read More

August Volunteer 2020 eNews - Encouraged and Fed
08/20/2020

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

July 2020 eNews - Enfolded: César and Geovanni
07/17/2020

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. 

 

June Volunteer 2020 eNews - The Call Continues
06/18/2020

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

May 2020 eNews - Our Wild and Precious Life
05/21/2020

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

Faith In Practice Responds - #GivingTuesdayNow
05/15/2020

“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

April 2020 eNews - His Catch
04/29/2020

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

Our Women's Luncheon Virtual Experience is Now Available!
04/23/2020

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. 

 

April 2020 eNews - Into Your Hands
04/10/2020

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

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