Local and Global
Around the world – Mission Guatemala
2011 and 2014
In October, 2011, Pastor Kim King and nine members of Roberts Park departed Indianapolis International Airport for Guatemala. The team traveled to Panajachel and San Andres Semetabaj to volunteer at Mission Guatemala.
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Many families around San Andres Semetabaj are now enjoying the convenience of cooking on a stove for the first time in their lives! The Roberts Park team installed eleven high-efficiency stoves.
The Roberts Park team also organized the storeroom, built a suspension bridge and slide for the preschool playground, finished building the playground fence, read with preschool children, and spent time playing soccer and doing crafts with the school children in Neuva Esperanza, a community where Mission Guatemala has a lunchtime feeding program.
Roberts Park also has an ongoing partnership with the Anti-Poverty Initiative in Senegal. This important mission led by Sebastine Ujereh has several facets, including a program to bring safe drinking water to rural villages and another to train urban dwellers to create rooftop gardens. A microlending program enables women to bring their business dreams to reality.
A trip is being planned for November of this year, 2017. Read more about this trip and how to make a donation.