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Lawrenceville Presbyterian supports AIR Guatemala on a biennial basis;
sending members one year and resources the next.
AIR’s Mission is to implement educational programs and agro-forestry methods in Central America in order to protect water sources, prevent mudslides, reduce erosion, prevent lung disease and provide more nutritious crops, while protecting the Earth.
What’s so great about this organization and mission? AIR is led by Guatemalans for Guatemalans, serving people who agree to work together towards long-term, sustainable environmental efforts. We work side by side with AIR technicians and the families being served. We always return from Guatemala humbled, having learned more than we could ever have hoped to share.
What’s required in traveling to serve? A heart full of love of God and neighbor, a mind full of adventure and risk, and legs and lungs that can handle the steep terrain. Because of the elevation and season, the climate is usually mild, cool at night, and rainy in the afternoons. Guatemala is part of the “ring of fire” and is home to several volcanoes, some of which are still active.
Some pictures from the 2018 trip: