The Mission Continues

Staff member Tagni Moncada with Days for Girls groupGuatemalan volunteers receiving care packagesChristmas care packagesJuan and Dra. Patty Baiza at the San José Pinula Mobility ClinicPhysical therapist Samuel Villatoro showing Eulogio how to use his crutchesPhysical therapist Samuel Villatoro and EmmaSandra Xico, one of our Guatemalan volunteersGuatemalan volunteer, Sandra Xico, with staffStaff members Tagni Moncada and Gaetan Moussa preparing care packages for Guatemalan volunteersGuatemalan volunteer with care package contentsStaff members Gaetan Moussa, Joanne Wessels, and Jaime de Leon hosting the HHG and Providence symposiumCare package deliveryPatient giving thanks for new wheelchair she got from the Mobility ClinicTagni Moncada with patient at Telemedicine clinicFelipe Gutierrez with patient at Telemedicine clinicTagni Moncada with patient at Telemedicine clinicVarinia and her familyProsthetic patient, Varinia, walking on her new legVarinia and Marvin
At the beginning of December, we held 2 days of mobility clinics in Patzicía, a town in the department of Chimaltenango. We distributed a total of 21 wheelchairs, 6 walkers, and 4 canes to patients who came to these clinics. Patzicía is also the hometown of Sandra Xico, one of our Guatemalan... Read More
Christmas is a time of celebration and joy. It can also be a time of challenge and isolation, especially for those in need. Since May, we have been providing hope to families through monthly packages of food, supplies, and public health information. COVID-19 and hurricanes Eta and Iota that... Read More
When Dr. Chris Johnson heard Faith In Practice was piloting a telemedicine program, he was eager to volunteer. “I do a lot of telemedicine at home already, and I was glad to get to be with the folks in Guatemala,” he said.  “The most uplifting part was working with Dra. Patty, Felipe, and... Read More
“Mommy you are already walking!” On Wednesday November the 4th at 10:30am, Varinia received her first prosthetic. Jaime de Leon accompanied Varinia, her husband, and her daughter, to Xela for the fitting, the beginning of the end of a long and arduous journey. Jaime writes, “Varinia was so... Read More
Throughout the pandemic, our dedicated Guatemalan volunteers have served their communities by distributing food, vitamins, and health education materials that they receive monthly in Faith In Practice care packages. In October, the focus of these efforts turned to women’s health, including... Read More
Earlier this year, we held our very first virtual symposium with Hilario Galindo Hospital (HHG) and team members from the Providence-St. Joseph Health system. This is a new program we began as part of our Mission Continues initiatives. We wanted to create an opportunity for one of our partner... Read More