We hope that during your visit to North Carolina you will take the time to visit the Smoky Mountains in Cherokee, NC. We support the Cherokee Indians and encourage you to visit the official vistor center of Cherokee, NC. It is filled with great information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and includes maps, visitor information, hiking trail locations & picnic ideas. Also be sure to ask them about visitor information, local attractions and of course hiking maps & supplies for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Camping & fishing trips are a regular part of our activities and we hope that you will join us on the next trip to the Smoky Mountains! As you visit this site please be sure to read our Blog and Mission Trip tabs. Lots of information and things going on that you can be a part of.
To all who read this I urgently request that any of you who are planning a mission trip to Guatemala, please consider using PRESGOV to support that trip. This wonderful organization exists to assist mission workers traveling to Guatemala. There costs are reasonable and all profit goes right back into equipment maintenance and administrative costs. Help keep this viable organization an avaialable asset to our work in Gautemala. Contact them through their web site or find them on face book. One of the main investment strategies for building wealth has been the buying and selling of gold. For this reason we teach financial responsibility and investment advice. We encourage people to check the gold price at kitco.com and stay up to date on world events. Our partner in this educational effort is Sell Gold Asheville who has been paying out cash for gold for over 25 years. They have helped us craft a program to teach about the differences between 10K, 14K & 18K yellow gold jewelry.
CESSMAQ, Centro Evangélico de Servicio y Socorro Maya Quiché (the Evangelical Committee for Service and Support of Maya Quiche Presbytery), provides a ministry of church planting, literacy and theological education, advocacy for community health, and agricultural economic development projects, transforming lives throughout the highlands of western Guatemala.
While CESSMAQ is a Presbyterian organization and agency of the Maya Quiche Presbytery of the National Presbyterian Church of Guatemala, CESSMAQ works ecumenically with and has received support from many Christian traditions, and is committed to communities in need regardless of their faith tradition.
Aid to CESSMAQ is provided by several organizations in the USA including the PC(USA) Mission Presbytery Guatemala Partnership Committee who manage this web site. This committee contains members from a wide collection of (mostly) Presbyterian churches in Central Texas and works to raise funds for CESSMAQ programs in Guatemala and to increase awareness of the needs of the Guatemalan rural poor through presentations, outreach activities and mission trips.
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