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Doing God’s Work in Guatemala

…[B]eyond the breathtaking ruins of Tikal and Chichicastenango, my most memorable visit was to a sprawling complex — a beautiful mansion — nestled in the old provincial capital of Antigua. It is home to an organization called the God’s Child Project, an award-winning international charity and one of Central America’s largest and most comprehensive health, education and human rights protection services.

…This is where too many modern-day Mayas — impoverished and imperiled by discrimination and outright racism — now seek refuge. The God’s Child Project — run mostly through private donations — has quite a history…