The Word from Guatemala is JOY!

We are overjoyed as thousands of Mayan people enter the Orthodox faith. Follow us as we guide them in this transition and help us through your prayers and support.
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A life-size photo of Fr. Andres  animates his memory on church property in Nueva Concepción

As commemorations of the one year memorial of Fr. Andres Giron continued throughout the villages, the question arises- what made the priestly ministry of this man so compelling to thousands of Mayan people? In an interview, Fr. Andres explained: “I became involved with them twenty-five years ago through land reform, and because many of them […]


Fr. Andres lives on in the hearts and minds of his people

“A righteous man shall be in everlasting remembrance…” according to the Psalmist David (Ps. 111:6, OSB). One year after the falling asleep of +Fr. Andres Giron (2/16/14), these words seem to ring true, especially for the many thousands of Mayan Orthodox Christians who still hold him in such high esteem. For many years most of […]


Baptisms of 13 infants in Aguacate

Things have been busy, to say the least, since our recent arrival in Guatemala. There were 6 of us in our group: Fr. John and myself, Bob Kirschner – project director of our new clinic, Dr. Willie Manteris – a dentist and partner in the building of our clinic, Dave Sevick – computer expert and […]

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