Since 2014, EAMC has been nurturing a relationship with the communities of Chocolá and Xojolá, Guatemala.
In 2014 EAMC generously helped fund a water/sewer system at Hospital Santa Fe de Cristo in Chocola, by donating $6,280 to the project. The system has four 2500-liter tanks that each hold approximately 500 gallons of water. This has made a huge difference in supplying clean and safe water to the clinic, hospital, pharmacy and living quarters for the patients, staff, and volunteers.
Happy couple in Xojolá with their new vented stove
Dr. Matt examines a patient in the operating room at Hospital Santa Fe de Cristo.
In February 2017, the EAMC Missions Committee started raising money from our affiliates to support several mission projects in these two impoverished communities. As of July 14th, 57 generous EAMC families had donated more than $38,000 allowing us to:
fund 14 surgeries at the Hospital Santa Fe de Cristo in Chocolá (our goal was 50),
replace the hospital's deteriorated roof (our goal of $20,000 was met), and
install safer and more environmentally-friendly stoves in 60 villagers' homes in Xojolá (our goal was 40).
The mission team also plans to:
spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through bible study for 200 children daily,
install curtain rods in the hospital, and
visit a group home for the elderly and a school for the deaf.
Additional information about the mission, the projects, and opportunities for making a financial gift, is available in brochures in the Chapel’s vestibule and here. For more information about the stoves and how they benefit the people, click to connect to the Boca Costa Medical Mission website and scroll down to the ONIL STOVE PROJECT.