Since 2015, St. Andrew has sent several missions teams to Impacto Ministry in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala. Those teams have expanded the ministry relationships between Impacto and St. Andrew to include everything from elaborate sewing projects to sight-saving medical interventions.
COVID concerns have cancelled plans for mission trips over the past 16 months, but our thoughts and prayers have remained with the extended Martinez/Mendez families and with the other Impacto staff and volunteers. We have continued to offer financial support for the Happy Tummies children’s program and for the housing plans for the abuelitos y abuelitas. And our Sewing For Others Team has been working to send dozens of quilts to Guatemala.
As we prayerfully continue to make plans to return to Impacto’s aptly named Promised Land campus, the Impacto staff made plans to visit us. Impacto's Pastor Luis Martinez join to Iowa City in August 2021, along with his wife Dinora and their daughter, Andrea Mendez.
For more information about St. Andrew's mission partnership with Impact, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.