Have you ever considered doing a short term mission project in a
foreign country? Have you felt the call from God to share faith with
people from other lands but never knew how to make it happen?
In 2003 the Archdiocese of Omaha began a mission project called
IXIM Spirit of Solidarity designed to build a relationship between the dioceses of Omaha and Huehuetenango in
Guatemala. Groups from Omaha have traveled to Guatemala and worked side by side with the people there to
improve the conditions and grow in faith. Five trips have taken place so far and more are planned for this year. This
year’s trip is planned for late June.
If you would like to learn more about the mission project,
assist with organizing and/or would like to be part of a mission trip. Contact
one of our organizers on our Contacts page.
Check out the Education link on our
Activities page to find out how schools in Omaha are in solidarity with
schools in Guatemala.
Ixim Spirit of Solidarity is a transnational
ministry that fosters mutually
enriching Christian relationships between the people of Nebraska and
Guatemala through sharing of our humanity, faith and resources.
Ixim, pronounced "ee-sheem", is the Mayan word for corn, a staple of
Guatemala and a livelihood of Nebraska. This represents the common goal of
forming relationships between the people of the Archdiocese of Omaha,
Nebraska, and the Diocese of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Who We Are
We are Christians from all walks of life who, through the Archdiocese of
Omaha, share our time, talent, and treasure with the people of the Archdiocese
of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Through mission trips and ongoing interaction with
the people of Guatemala we build relationships between the dioceses and enrich
our lives both in faith and the awareness of God's unconditional love.
"Parishes in America should be distinguished by their
missionary spirit, which leads them to reach out to those who are far away."
- Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia in America
"Borders are for countries, not for
- Sergio Sosa