We have been a major contributor to a Medical mission to the mountain Mayas of Guatemala. This mission was founded and is run by the family of one of our parishioners. Thanks largely to the generous donations of several parishioners; the mission has been successful in saving the lives of many women and children living in dreadful poverty. The mission now has its own medical centre in San Rafael, a Mayan mountain village. It is continuing to provide medical services including prenatal and general health care, minor surgery, milk bank, treatment of mental problems relating to abuse, child care training, a program to provide blankets and periodic dental and eye clinics. A midwife training program is planned for the future.