The Guatemala Mission Group &
St. John the Baptist Church
…is excited to announce their 8th Trip to Union de las Aldeas Corpus Christi (Union of the Villages of the Body of Christ) in the region of San Marcos in the NW Highlands of Guatemala
Trip Focus: Continue the work of planning to install compostable latrines which will improve overall health for families and protect the ground water. At this point, there have been at least 100 families that expressed need for sanitation support. To facilitate this project, our mission team has been researching different organizations that provide composting latrines in Central America. The data we have collected shows an average cost of $500 US dollars per latrine. Additional implementation and training for the receiving families may increase the cost to $800. During our visit to Guatemala in July 2023, we plan to meet with our companion parish leaders and the community to discuss how we can support them to move forward with this sanitation project.
Current Latrine in Guatemala:
Mission Purpose: Our Guatemala Companion Parish Committee focuses on developing and deepening our parish relationship with the Union de las Aldeas Corpus Christi, our companion parish in San Sebastian, Guatemala. The committee sponsors events and activities within our parish through which the lives and hopes of our companions become known to us, as well as visits to Union de las Aldeas Corpus Christi.
Mission Partners: Covington Rotary Club
Past Projects: Stove Projects, Home Building and Replacement, Water Filtration and Earthquake Repairs to Main Church and other buildings
Trip Timing: July 23 – August 2nd, 2023 – There will be (9) members of our community traveling to Guatemala to represent our Community of Covington and St John the Baptist Catholic Church (SJtB)
How Can You Support:
Have some tasty food by attending the upcoming Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast! Net proceeds go to support these efforts.
Donate directly to our SJtB Guatemala Fund. These funds support mission trips and special projects, including the upcoming focus on improved sanitation. 100% of these donations are restricted to help underwrite all projects and support travel of our groups. Gifts made directly into this account are 100% tax deductible.