Celebrando la Navidad

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Celebrating Christmas!

For most of us, the Christmas season is a time of relaxation and celebration, of gifts and abundant good food, of vacations with friends and loved ones.  But for many of the families in the villages and communities of San Andrés Semetabáj, the Christmas season holds little possibility of gift giving or holiday celebrations.  Instead, the season promises only more of the same ever-present, day-to-day struggle for basic food, clothing, and necessities as the rest of the year.

So, this past December, for the third consecutive year, Mission Guatemala worked to bring some Christmas hope and joy to some of these struggling rural communities.  This year, we celebrated la Navidad with the villages of Nueva Esperanza, Chutinamit, and Nueva Victoria, three communities that were previously displaced by Hurricanes Stan and Agatha, and which have been working through the years since to rebuild in new locations.

Nueva VictoriaOur celebrations consisted of two events in each community.  For the children, we threw a party in each village, complete with the clown Payaso Pirulin, an individually wrapped gift for each child under 13 years of age, and enough cake for every child to have a piece.  The following week, we returned to the communities and presented each family with a food basket containing 20 pounds of corn and a variety of other basic Guatemalan food staples, along with a few special Christmas treats, as well.  In total, between the three communities, Mission Guatemala distributed baskets of food to 135 families and gave gifts to over 300 children.

For us here at Mission Guatemala, it was a time of true happiness to be able to share these moments of laughter and Christmas cheer with these communities.  And it is our hope that, for each of the families, we were able to bring a little bit of hope and happiness to their holiday season, and that we were able to help remind them that, in spite of their difficult lives, they are loved, and are not forgotten.

Nueva Esperanza
Chutinamit
Chutinamit
Nueva Victoria
Nueva Victoria
Chutinamit
Chutinamit
Nueva Victoria
Chutinamit
Nueva Esperanza
Celebrating Christmas!
Nueva Esperanza

 

 

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