Since 1996 our church has been in a covenant relationship with Arca de Noe, a small, rural church in Guatemala, as part of a larger partnership relationship between our Presbytery and two Presbyteries in Guatemala. Members of our congregation have visited regularly, providing assistance with education, housing, drinking water and simply extending this relationship. In addition to these budgeted funds, non-funded, committed
funds are donated to support educational scholarships totaling $5,000 to $10,000 per year.
Click this link to read a personal account from Kathy Ward, who just returned from our latest mission trip to Guatemala in November, 2014: My Guatemala Experience
Since 1996, Banner Elk Presbyterian has nurtured an enriching relationship with Arca de Noé (Noah’s Ark) Church in Morelia, Guatemala.
Our Partnership grows stronger each year. We visit Guatemala at least twice a year and have been blessed with visits from some of our brothers and sisters from our partner church as well. We are partnering with Arca de Noé in a children’s scholarship program. There are 33 children from both the church and the community receiving support for school supplies and tuition. Each time we visit, we purchase hundreds of pounds of rice, beans, sugar and other essentials for the poor of the community.
The sisters of Arca de Noé bag them and distribute them as one of their most important ministries. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to have these wonderful people as part of our family in Christ. Contact: Barbara Hosbein