Piedra Ancha is a community of about 300 people located deep within the desert mountains of eastern Guatemala. It’s a 3 1/2 hour drive from our ministry center to where we leave the road for the river bed. It’s another 40 minutes of 4×4 driving through the river and up the mountain to Piedra Ancha. If you are walking from the river, plan on a 3 hour hike.
Mike Black Ministries has been working with this unreached area of Guatemala since 2008:
- Ministering the message of salvation,
- Feeding the community,
- Working with the children through dynamic children’s programs,
- Bringing shoes, toys, clothes and medicine.
This place is so remote and cut off from civilization that there are no stores, streets, doctors or any modern conveniences. People there live in houses made of adobe, and when possible, they live off the land growing beans and corn.
There is hunger in Piedra Ancha. Some have electricity but no one has running water in their homes. There is a two-room school with about 125 children. They have no school supplies and teaching only happens when the river’s water height permits it.
We love these people so very much and really enjoy spending time with them.
Join us in making a difference in Piedra Ancha:
- We need two 4×4 pick-ups to get here.
- Someday we would like to open a feeding program at least once a week.