The Mission at Guaimaca, Honduras, includes a high school for village young women, a medical clinic and an organic farm at the parish of Sta. Rosa de Lima. Staffed by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation it offers 70 girls comprehensive formation, medical care for the desperately poor and a food-producing farm.________
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The year 2011 has been a year of many blessings for our Mission in Guaimaca:
We are now five sisters in our community. Sr. Olga Iris Diaz is a good pastoral help both at the Clinic and at the Marie Poussepin Center (CMP).
Besides several groups of volunteers thoughout the year, we had three full time volunteers from Stonehill College not only as tutors at the CMP but also collaborating in different projects of the misison.
Sr. Teresa María Abelló's first year at the CMP has brought more organization and service to the students, parents and tutors and the fourth graduating class.
Since the end of April, we have Joel Espinoza, a new agronomist at Nazareth Farm, who has brought new energy and agricultural practices, as well as good team work spirit to the farm.
Sr. María Ceballos and Sr. Gloribel Mendoza have stregthened alternative medicine at the Clinic.
Sr. Marta Inés Toro was able to obtain a few grants to carry out our service to the poor. However, as we move into the end of the year our main concern is to be able to pay about $10,000.00 in oustanding bills.
We appeal to the generosity of our readers and benefactors during this Christmas Season! If you wish to make a donation for our mission in Guaimaca, please send it to: Dominican Sisters of the Presentation - Honduran Mission, 3012 Elm St. Dighton, MA 02715.