Water filters, roofs, a restroom with running water, soccer balls and a play area are some of the projects that Holy Sepulcher Parish has tackled and completed in its first two years supporting San Bernardino in Patzún Guatemala. The restroom at the left is one of the first with running water at San Bernardino. Money from Holy Sepulcher was added to other funds to complete the restroom project. One nice surprise on the June 2011 mission trip was the little play area seen at the right. A report in March or April let us know that a bit of our
money had gone to building a play area for students in the primary school but I couldn’t imagine where it might be. It was a bit comical, Hermana Angela and I were on our way to the back side of the primary school to look a a wall that had collapsed in the heavy rains. I saw a modern restroom and beautiful play area and asked, “Whose project was this?” “Yours” was her one word answer. Indeed this is your project, Holy Sepulcher. The simple things pictured here seem like nothing but nothing is precisely what kids had to play with the first 50 years of San Bernardino.
In 2010 Holy Sepulcher noticed that the kids played soccer at every opportunity
but the only available balls were hard plastic. We collected two dozen good soccer balls, sizes appropriate for the littlest students up to full regulation used in this game between the mission group and students from San Bernardino.