Smoky stoves and global solidarity

A visit to their sister parish in San Marcos, Guatemala, led parishioners at St. John the Baptist Parish in Covington, Wash., to a new understanding about the realities of life in their sister community. An article by Terry McGuire in The Catholic Northwest Progress, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Seattle, details how the parish raised $19,000 to purchase fuel-efficient, ventilated stoves for as many as 100 families in the 10 villages that make up the Guatemalan parish.

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