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#GivingTuesday! Help us bring clean water to Gerona

On #GivingTuesday (November 27, 2018) YOU can help us raise money to bring clean water to the community of Gerona by creating a personal fundraising page on Facebook. We spent time this past year, surveying this community and found that the greatest need is clean water.  We are committed to providing effective and sustainable water filters that will cost $65 per family.  Our goal for #GivingTuesday is $13,000 which will provide filters to 200 families! On Tuesday, Facebook will not only waive the transaction fees for donations made on Facebook Fundraising Pages but together with Pay Pal they will match $7 Million of those donations!   The giving starts on Tuesday at 8am EST (7am Central, 6am Mountain, and 5 am Pacific) and will be given until the $7Million is gone. We know from experience that the matching dollars are usually gone within 30 minutes.  How can you help? Set up a Facebook fundraising page prior to Tuesday morning and then promote it like c

To comfort all who mourn

Last Spring, our Board of Directors met with a Strategic Planning Team.  We felt like it was time to refocus and ask God what He wanted for His ministry.  The process seemed a bit cloudy and overwhelming when we began, but then He showed up, and we realized that we share the same heart: His heart for the people of Guatemala.   He gave us a new Vision Statement:    "A world where hope grows and communities thrive" He gave us a new Mission Statement:  " Growing relationships that nourish individuals and communities to be whole  and thrive in Jesus Christ"  He clarified our objectives and helped us set goals.  We walked away knowing that the scripture that He so often had brought to us in the past would continue to be our theme.  Over the next few weeks, I hope to share stories of how your partnership with us in Guatemala is bringing Isaiah 61 to life.  Perhaps you would like to join me in praying this scripture daily or weekly over our community he