Cross Catholic Outreach believes a dramatic, positive transformation is possible in the lives of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. It will take a lot of prayer, a lot of support and a lot of local Catholic leaders working in partnership to achieve this goal, but we are confident we can bring real blessings to the country and restore hope through this mission.
Here is a quick look at the many inspiring and life-changing projects we’ve committed to funding through your generous support during our 2020 fiscal year.
Holistic development — that is the operative phrase driving this socially active Catholic diocese, about a 90-minute drive from the Guatemala City airport. Or, as modern Catholic social teaching more often describes it, integral human development. The idea behind both terms is that the poor need more than full bellies, safe shelter or a basic education to truly thrive. The proponents of integral human development believe in equipping the poor fully so they can flourish economically, intellectually, physically, and spiritually.
Serving alongside Santa Rosa’s Father Rául Monterroso, we are working to reduce poverty and bring Christ-centered renewal to the most deeply impoverished corners of this Guatemalan diocese. This effort includes the provision of:
Cross Catholic Outreach is working with this ecumenical Christian ministry to reach some of the most destitute, isolated families in Guatemala — families whose incredible suffering might otherwise go unseen as their children languish from severe hunger.
This year, you can help us fund:
Guatemalan women victimized by domestic violence often have nowhere to turn for a way out. You can extend a helping hand to these women and their children by supporting Dios con Nosotras, a safe shelter run in a discreet location under the auspices of Emmanuel Catholic Church in Guatemala City. This program gives women the chance to rehabilitate, gain financial independence and begin new lives so they will no longer need to fear for their safety or the safety of their children.
Our 2020 commitments also include:
With your generous support, 2020 is going to be a year of met needs, answered prayers and changed lives in Guatemala!