Tom Heaton, founder of Mission Guatemala, will speak at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 30 about how the organization works to improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala. Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.
Heaton will share information during the 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM worship services at St. Mark’s about how any interested person can become involved in the group’s efforts. Mission Guatemala, formed by Heaton in the spring of 2009, operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj Guatemala.
Since 2000, Tom has had a strong connection with country of Guatemala and has worked to help make a difference in the life of the Guatemalan people. For several years, he helped the working poor of Guatemala by forming a nonprofit called Mayan Traditions for the sales of fair trade crafts. Profits from the sales of the crafts were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries there
Heaton is a 1982 graduate of the University of Evansville and a United Methodist Pastor from the Indiana Conference. Prior to being called into ordained ministry, he served as advertising office for a Midwest bank holding company. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is located at 126th St. & Gray Rd. in Carmel. For more information, visit www.stmarkscarmel.org or call St. Mark’s at (317) 846-4912.