Guatemalan Concerns

Back to Guatemala in June 2013

We will be helping the Hogar Luz De Maria Orphanage, home to  children 1 month to 6 years old.  Because children in Guatemala   often have no shoes, we have been asked to help provide shoes for the children. We will be hiring a local man to make shoes for the children while we are down there.  We also want to raise money for formula, preschool books in Spanish and sponsor a child or two ($120.00 a year)
You can help by collecting books in Spanish, socks and art supplies. Leave at the church and we will pick them up. Or donate money. You could write a check to All Souls Att: Guatemala 2013.


Contact: Linda Parkinson


Linda Parkinson with Angelica and her family



The committee for Guatemalan Concerns works to keep the congregation aware of the work both the church and individual congregants are doing in Guatemala.
Recently we have built a home and an outhouse for a single mother. Helped  her set up her apron-making business with a small micro-loan and a work table and chair. Gave her a mattress to sleep on and a water filter so her children had clean water. We gave tables, chairs, whiteboards, bookshelves and cubbies to Xecotoj school and hope to get a patio made and electricity wired up.

Guatemalan school children (with Linda Parkinson)

On our last trip we tutored preschool children, did field work, made hundreds of Fathers Day baskets, helped with stray animals, and worked on furniture.

Want to help?
Want to go?

We practice shoestring philanthropy———–please join us.
We have several projects that members and friends can get involved in:
You could help us collect school supplies (pens/pencils/notebooks/English-Spanish dictionaries for our school in Xecotoj).
You could buy aprons from a young mother whom we helped set up in business with a micro-loan.

Beautiful Glendi

You could help with a Sunday Plus lunch so we can fund the school fees for  a high school girl.