Saturday, September 22, 2012

Clinic Workers Visit Other similar Parish Health Project

Six workers of the Clinica Maxeña traveled three hours to another Quiche Mayan Parish, Santa Maria Chiquimula, Totonicopan. This is a Jesuit parish that has similar projects to ours. There is a primary, junior high school, a clinic with a diagnostic laboratory, a Medicinal Plant project, community organic gardens, organic fertilizer, chickens, bunnies, pigs, ducks. Lovely farm like atmosphere.They were impressed with the workshops for carpentry, welding and farming as technical skills taught in their school. The group  retuned 2 days latter, tired, but enthused with what they learned.  Most important to them was their sharing with a Mayan Spiritual Director, that works in this parish, in Mayan Quiche translation. Our workers are interested to learn more and prepare for 13 Bak tún which will happen on December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan cycle and beginning of another; this happens every 400 years. Those who went on this excursion will share in the General Meeting, next Wednesday.

At the General Meeting, there will be sharing and planning also for the "WORLD DAY OF ALIMENTATION"; this day is to commemorate healthy food and HUNGER in the WORLD.  The Clinica Maxeña wiil celebrate in the court yard of our parish church with delicious organic food dishes, music of our band, raffles, healthy food advice and much more.  Raffles will include our ONIL STOVE, WATER PUIFICATOR AND FLOWER POTS OF SEEDLINGS OF ORGANIC NUTRITIVE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS TO RAFFLE AND SELL!.  SEE YOU THERE!