We are delighted to report that two churches in New Castle Presbytery have jumped on board and joined the Guatemala Partnership!
First, the mission committee of New Castle Presbyterian Church (located in Old New Castle, Delaware) is sponsoring their own microloan group. On May 5th, committee members presented a check for $3,120 to two members of the Guatemala Partnership team, who will hand-deliver the funds to the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development in June. These funds will support 12 women in a new microloan group called Triumfadoras (the Triumphant Women) as they launch their self-sustaining projects planting potatoes and raising small livestock. New Castle Church is also establishing a prayer partnership with the women of Triumfadoras, and plans to send one or two representatives to travel to Guatemala next January to visit this group in person and see their projects in action!
The second newcomer to this partnership is Ocean View Presbyterian Church. The Women’s Circle of Ocean View has made a generous donation of $500 for one fuel-efficient stove and one VIP Latrine. Ocean View’s Pastor, Terry Dougherty, just traveled to Guatemala in January with NCP and continues to share his enthusiasm and admiration for the work the women of the Association continue to do.
Thank you to both New Castle and Ocean View for their generous support of this partnership! If your church would like to learn more about becoming an active participant as well, please contact us. A member of our team would be more than happy to give a presentation to your committee or congregation.