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My Father: Impact and Induction

Liz Jefferson reflects on her father, Pastor Emeritus James H. McMearn, and his induction into the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 27, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Impact at All Levels

Two miles up a dirt road from the small town of Chicaman, Guatemala lays the secluded community of Chitas, nestled between dense forest and coffee plantations that hug the surrounding cliffs. The community consists of a school, chapel and dirt floor huts which house up to eight people and are smaller than the average American living room. They are furnished with, modest kitchens and perhaps a cot. Rain and a wood-burning stove serve as the water source and furnace. Life in Chitas is not glamorous.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Oct. 17, 2017, 10:49 a.m.