Support Maria Chavalan Sut & Sanctuary Fund

The Wesley Sanctuary Fund is raising money to support Maria Chavalan Sut, an indigenous Guatemalan asylum-seeker, living at the church in Sanctuary. Maria's family still lives in Guatemala, and the coronavirus is making it difficult for them to work and afford food. 100% of donations go directly to Maria.

Here is a message from Maria: 

Por la pandemia que estamos afrontando, el gobierno de Guatemala esta siendo todo lo posible, dio orden de cerrar calles y avenidas en todo el pais para evitar el contagio masivo.

La constitución de Guatemala tiene poder de emitir estado de sitio, ya esta emitido.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guatemalan government is doing everything possible. They have closed the streets and avenues to traffic throughout the whole country to avoid a massive spread of the virus. The Guatemalan constitution has the power to declare a broad curfew that limits movement, and they have already done so.

Dada la emergencia en general cada lugar, aldea, rincones del pais, de Guatemala, caminos entre las montañas hay control de circulación de las personas, todos los precios de los alimentos se incremento.

Due to the emergency, in every place, each village, all corners of the country of Guatemala, including mountain paths, they are controlling the movement of the people.  Also, the prices of food have increased. 

En lo personal he pasado situaciones faciles, Ahora sigo sin poder trabajar para poder ganar el pan diario de cada día y no me gusta. Quiero ganar el pan diario de cada día como Dios Manda, asi tambien proveer alimento para mi familia.

In my personal situation, I have had easy situations. Now, I am still unable to work to earn my daily sustenance, and I do not like that. I want to be able to earn my daily sustenance, just like God commanded us, and that way be able to provide for my family.

Tengo ya 18 meses refugiada en santuario, mi familia y yo seguimos necesitando  de tu apoyo del medio tan necesario para la adquisicion del sagrado alimento para mi familia.

I have lived in sanctuary for the past 18 months. My family and I continue to need your help to secure the sacred subsistence for my family.

Ruego a Dios  primero pasen las tormentas, y estoy tan agradecida de cada grano de apoyo obtenido de ti, que Dios te lo multiplique

I pray to God that all the storms pass, and I am very thankful for each kernel of support that I receive from you. I hope God returns your support and multiplies it.

Reciba todas las gracias en nombre de mi padre Celestial.
In the name of my celestial father, thank you.

Gracias por tu donación a santuario

Thank you for your donation to the sanctuary


María Chavalan Sut

For more information about Maria, see here:


  • Tracy Howe 
    • $200 
    • 19 d
  • Juliana Piacentini 
    • $50 
    • 21 d
  • Ryan Snow 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Frederick Schneider 
    • $55 
    • 1 mo
  • Audrey Heivly 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: Hands Off Maria (2)

Isaac Collins 
Raised $2,050 from 17 donations
Charlottesville, VA
Dan Doernberg 
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
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