It is all about partnership: Global Ministries, the Penn Northeast Conference, and the Ecumenical Christian Council of Guatemala work together to help Amigos de Guatemala to help others. The group started in 2008 with a dozen participating churches of the Penn Northeast Conference who wanted to effect change in a South American country. They visited Guatemala in 2010 and were immediately struck by the need for accessible medical care. They chose to focus on the village of Monte Margarita. Roger and Karen Heim, members of Amigos de Guatemala and Hope United Church of Christ in Allentown, PA, are leading fundraising efforts to raise $300,000 to build a multi-use medical clinic in Monte Margarita.