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Where We Serve - Guatemala
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Guatemala

The Josiah Foundation’s First Full Time Partner – Pat Duff

In the spring of 2010, Pat Duff stepped down from her staff position with Westside Church in Omaha, Ne. to relocate to Guatemala where she has been ministering under the auspices of The Josiah Foundation. Pat loves to serve the Lord by working with special needs children.  










Pat loving on the children at Hermano Pedro Hospital / Orphanage in Antigua

Pat is drawing upon her past training to help children with physical, oral/motor and cognitive
Pat is drawing upon her past training to help children with physical, oral/motor and cognitive disabilities to communicate efficiently and effectively. Often children with disabilities are not allowed to attend public school. Pat’s goals also include giving support to teachers so as to enable disabled children to attend public schools. Many of Guatemala’s poor have never seen a doctor. Accurate diagnosis and adequate care are essential to their lives. Pat is working to help those living in deep poverty to find much needed medical help.

For more information on Pat Duff’s ministry plans in Guatemala, check out her web site at: http://guatemalagrandma.com/

​To Support Pat Duff's Ministry in Guatemala please click here!

Ministry with Bethel Ministries, International

The Josiah Foundation has enjoyed a close working relationship with Bethel Ministries, International (www.bethelministriesinternational.com) for several years. Bethel Ministries serve many of the poorest of the poor in Guatemala. The Josiah Foundation has sent numerous short term mission teams to serve with Bethel primarily in the following areas:

Home building
Wheelchair distributions
Food donations
Loving/serving orphans

Photos from one our past Short Term Missions with Bethel:






































































Short Term Mission Team Members Below with Children at Hermano Pedro Hospital/Orphanage




















Medical Missions

The Josiah Foundation has sent several teams to Guatemala with a significant number of students studying for careers in the medical profession. These teams have worked with Hands of Hope Clinic (http://hands-of-hope.com/s) in the indigenous Mayan village of El Arado. Ministry efforts included:

Supplying medicines and medical equipment.
Building and delivering beds to the people of El Arado. Sleeping on a dirt floor causes many respiratory problems and sicknesses. Respiratory  disease is a common cause of death in developing nations. 
Providing lice shampoos for Mayan children.
Assisting in feeding center.
Distributing basic hygiene products in a local school.


Photos from Josiah Mission Team with Hands of Hope ministry in El Arado












































The Josiah Foundation continues to have an interest in supporting Christian medical work among those living in deep poverty in Guatemala.

Local pastor praying with one of the wheelchair recipients.
Her smile was all the thanks we needed!  We individually selected and fit each person's wheelchair.
Bethel Director Chris Mooney at right and James Wheelock in rear with the grateful recipients of a new water filter.
This is the "before" picture of Alicia's home.
The team and Alicia's relatives in the "after" photo in front of her new home (complete with high efficiency cook stove, water filter, beds, blankets, table, chairs, dishes, towels).  Alicia, the widowed mother is in the yellow top in the center.  She has two young sons; one holding the ball and the other in Harmony's arms in the second row.
Richard with plenty of help building a bed.
Tiffany on a bed delivery run.
Michelle with a mother and baby and their new bed.
Mission team 2009 in front of medical clinic.