Sunday, June 12, 2016

Guatemala Project Sendoff!

You’re invited!
Guatemala Bound! Sendoff Fiesta
Sat. June 18, 5 PM
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
602 N. Wilmot Road (at 5th Street)

Welcome visitor Domingo Alvarez Ajanel, health leader and president of the 22 associated rural Maya communities St. Michael’s Guatemala Project serves. Alvarez has testified in D.C. on behalf of forensic teams working in Guatemala. He is completing a professional nursing degree on weekends.

Send off a Jeep Cherokee and drivers, traveling overland through Mexico for Guatemala – a 2400 mile adventure. Photographer Michael Hyatt, Tucson Samaritan, donated the vehicle and will help drive.

Celebrate Maya survivals and a 23-year non-sectarian Project relationship emphasizing health, mutual learning, cultures, and indigenous rights.
  • Greetings from Arizona indigenous friends
  • Jeep blessing
  • Thanks and in-country updates from Alvarez Ajanel
  • Project information
  • Maya traditional textiles on sale

Light refreshments, gratis. Guatemalan foods available.

FREE. Donations encouraged to benefit Maya health volunteers, the communities served, and children who need special treatment – and help deliver the Jeep!

Information: Coordinator, (520) 623-3063, Church, 886-7292,

Photos: Domingo with Project medical supplies purchased in-country, above. Young weaver, Pal, Area Xeputul. Michael with the donor jeep and communities’ logo. Coordinator Ila with same. Rural Ixil Area community. The Jeep will deliver supplies and move patients in this and other hamlets.