Since 2015, St. Andrew has sent several missions teams to Impacto Ministries 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 also has been making plans to visit us. Impacto's Pastor Luis Martinez will be visiting Iowa City during the last weekend in August along with his wife Dinora and his daughter, Andrea Mendez.
There will be multiple opportunities on Saturday August 28 to meet with (and learn from) our Guatemalan friends — including an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Atrium. And Pastor Luis will be delivering the message during St. Andrew's regular worship service on Sunday August 29.
Check back to this website for updates as more information becomes available. For questions, contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the event organizers, Kathi Anderson and Karna Wieck.