During a recent trip to Guatemala in June, the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development presented New Castle Presbytery with an official – and heartfelt – diploma. It is signed by every board member and reads: “With a deep appreciation for the support to the projects of the Association for the benefit of the families of the Mam area. Receive this recognition with love.” The women told us that they pray for members of the Presbytery every day and send their blessings to all of you. Thank you for your continued support of their work!
In early March, two enormous trees fell on the workshop of our Guatemalan partners AJPU, causing significant damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the entire roof and portions of the external walls were destroyed. To witness the damage up-close, view this five-minute video taken just hours after the tree fell. Please be sure your Subtitles/Closed Captioning is turned ON in order to read the translation in English.
With the resilience and resourcefulness that is so typically Guatemala, AJPU had a crew working onsite within 24 hours. A week later, they had secured a loan from the bank and had begun reconstruction. We are pleased to report that they are now back up and running at full capacity! Read more
As the Guatemala Partnership continues to flourish, we elevated the website to better inform interested parties of the work happening in Western Guatemala. View the various projects that you or your church can support and other exciting ways to participate.
Please use this resource to share whether it be with your congregation or mission committees. All are welcome in this partnership!
We recently received some news from our partners in Guatemala (AJPU) who produce the water filters, VIP latrines and fuel-efficient stoves for us. On the morning of Ash Wednesday at 11:45 am, strong tornado-like winds downed two enormous fir trees onto their workshop. Four men were working inside, fulfilling a recent order placed by the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development using funds provided by New Castle Presbytery. By the grace of God, the men were not injured, but very shaken.