“For me, faith is everything. Faith in Christ gives meaning to my life and it is the foundation of all that I do – whether in my personal life or in my work in Santa Maria Chiquimula. The parish is home to some of the poorest and most marginalised in Guatemalan society. It is located in the highlands of Guatemala, about 6,600 feet high. There are plenty of mountains and forest, but the environment is suffering greatly. Deforestation is common place – where trees are cut down leaving vast, open areas of land susceptible to mud slides and a lack of water.