Hamblen partners with PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers Richard and Debbie Welch as they work with education in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala.
With Richard and Debbie's help, we have committed to a three-year relationship with La Libertad Primary School in Coban -- funding a library and teacher training programs with donations from the congregation. Adults from Hamblen travel to Coban annually to visit the school, and the children of our church send and receive photos, cards, signs, videos, and bookmarks.
There are many ways to be involved in this mission partnership. Participate in a trip (speaking Spanish is an asset, but not required); give financially to the "Libros Para Niños" fund; pray for the partnership -- for the children and for the teachers. We not only hope to make a lasting difference in the lives of children as they learn to LOVE reading, we expect that our lives and perspectives will be transformed as well. Contact Mary Mattie at for information about the 2020 trip!