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Community Health Evangelism Program in Guatemala

2016 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi,Training

Let’s rejoice in what the Lord is doing in the lives of our Achi brothers and sisters, and their community. Here is what Dany Xolop and Dr. Jacobo are working on through the CHE (Community Health Evangelism) Program:

Guatemala, March 2016
Dear friends in Christ:

It´s a pleasure to inform the work made in the Achí area; and what is happening with the local committee of Chicholom.

On March we had a meeting with the CHE committee, and we visit the children of the dental screening program.

During our visit of the Dental screening program, the mothers of the children who are in the program received training on oral health, which has led us to see gradually positive changes.  

We also had training with the CHE committee, the subjects that were given during this training were; How to plan by steps, The role of the committee (Physical topics), Discipleship and Worldview (Spiritual topics). It was a blessing to share these topics with the committee, it motivate them and we enjoy learning together these topics, based on the Spanish Bible and The New Testament in Achí, which made the learning process easier for the committee by analyze the bible verses.

Moreover we have been working on the self management of the local community, through trainings and by forming the CHE committee, to be successful as result of taking everything that they learned in the trainings through practice. It´s great to see how the CHE committee it’s putting into actions all the theory learned during the trainings, for example; the construction project of the Middle school for the community, using the local resources and materials like: bricks made ​​of clay, soil and sand cooked in a wood oven, using only 10% of resources or materials that are not made in the community like; galvanized iron and cement. To end this project they need to put on the roof of the classrooms with meat roof support and aluminum ceiling.

We want to share our request prayers;

  1. For the CHE committee training, to keep seeing physical and spiritual changes as the result of the training.
  2. For budget to finish the Middle school for the community.
  3. For budget to have three bilingual teachers (Spanish-Achí)

In the love of Jesus Christ, yours sincerely,

Jacobo and Jannette Pineda                      

Dany Xolop


The next five photos show the self management of the local community, using the local resources and materials.

other shed


brick oven

shed with bricks


Photos from the training with the CHE committee

CHE meeting

the Word

This is the dental screening program with children where they received each one a new tooth brush and tooth paste.

kids with toothbrushes

girls with toothbrushes