Saturday, June 6, 2009
June 5 is celebrated throughout the WORLD as the day of the environment. Garbage dumps everywhere, lack of sanitation and potable water in many communities, forest fires and brutal deforestation, lack of recycling, make this month of major importance for Guatemala and the Clinica Maxeña. Human beings do not feel part of NATURE but rather OWNERS of the PLANET. NO longer are we good gardeners! We cannot as Human Beings and CHRISTIANS not make a difference. We must reflect and act with urgency to make changes in the PLANET. This Years THEME is THE PLANET NEEDS YOU! The CLINICA MAXEÑA has placed a banner on the entrance of town to commemorate the MONTH. This theme plus the phrase, PLANT A TREE, adorns the banner. Pastoral Health of the CATHOLIC CHURCH reminds us that "CREATION IS A REFLECTION OF THE BEAUTY AND KINDNESS OF GOD"
A few months ago we had a major forest fire on the VOLCANOE PECUL which is the source of all water for the lower coast where our mission is located. 1300 hectares burned and only the miracle of rain was able to extinguish the fire. Local Mayan field workers trudged up the mountain daily as volunteers, carrying a few gallons of water, picks and hoes in a futile attempt to save the mountain.
The FORESTS are disappearing, the WATER is being negotiated, CONTAMINATION advances, ILLNESSES, SUFFERING AND HUNGER are increasing! HELP ONE ANOTHER so that the fruits and beauty of the earth are conserved for generations, present and future.
CELEBRATE TOGETHER THIS MONTH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!! HELP US IN OUR EFFORT IN OUR PARISH CLINIC OF OUR MISSION OF THE DIOCESE OF HELENA!
SEND A DONATION DURING THE MONTH JUNE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN GUATEMALA!
$100. will purchase an Onil Stove that saves firewood for a Poor family in Guatemala.
$20. will allow us to purchase 50 trees to plant and fight deforestation.
SEND your DONATION to:
PO BOX 1729
Posted by Sheila at 6:21 AM