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Memorial Day is an incredibly special time in America’s history. This weekend, do more than barbecue. Take time to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday and celebrate the servicemen and women who have given everything to this country.

Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.

All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.

Use the power you have to make the world a brighter, better place, and you’re sure to also experience some of that kindness. Together, we have the power to change the world!

In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!

Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.

This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working in your community to get up and clean up. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.

Spring is a time of renewal, and cleaning doesn’t have to simply mean scrubbing the floors! Try these cleaning activities to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Spring break is a time for rest and relaxation, but it has the potential to be so much more. Ask your kids about causes they’re passionate about and try to line those passions up with a local organization.

Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day.

In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday  as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!

Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!

There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.

How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!

February is the month of love, and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. Now is a great time to give back in any capacity for any cause you’re passionate about!

Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way. 

Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.

Learn more about our mission trip in 2022.

The Living Stones campaign will raise $40,000 to renovate the house and purchase the appropriate furniture, appliances, and office setups to promote their work. Please consider a contribution to help make the Disciples the living stones upon which the future church in Huehuetenango will be built. 

In this update, a look at Fabiana Morales, who will be consecrated in November.

Reconnect to a community of faith. Rekindle your passion for mission.
Renew your spirit of solidarity.

Schedule: Friday, July 30 at 6:30 PM to Sunday, August 1 at 12:00 PM.

Cost: $175 covers two nights in the retreat center, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. And Marimba dancing!! Financial assistance available.

Reserve your spot by July 16 with Charlie at or 531-218-6354.

We ask that all attendees be fully vaccinated by July 16 in order to attend.

Pray the Stations of the Cross for the protection of migrants, especially those with TPS or DACA status.

Ixim is working with OneWorld to help ensure the health and safety of our community.

Ixim is thrilled to participate in Do Good Week 2021.

Our Spring 2021 Disciples of the Good Shepherd newsletter

Calling Missionary Hearts

The Disciples of the Good Shepherd welcomed four new women into their formation program. Each of these women need a sponsor for their journey into religious life and in their career as servants of God in the Diocese of Huehuetenango. Please read about them and consider a sponsorship. Sponsorships can come at any level. Contact Charlie for more details.

Ixim's 2020 Annual Report: In Solidarity

Fall 2020 Newsletter and 2020 Annual Report

A report of the success of our COVID-19 response in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Hurricane Eta's Effects in Huehuetenango

Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity is happy to announce our presence in SHARE Omaha, an organization built to help Omaha nonprofits reach out to donors and volunteers.

Ixim: Spirit of Solidarity was present at Juan Diego Center in South Omaha to help stock over 5,000 lbs. of food received through the generosity of donors across the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Ixim finished its second round of mask-making by delivering 700 masks to Catholic Charities' Juan Diego Center in South Omaha.

Ixim makes and distributes over 2,800 masks across Omaha.

Ixim and the Disciples of the Good Shepherd respond to COVID-19 in Huehuetenango

Ixim launches Phase 2 of its Safe Smiles project

Our weekly update on COVID-19 in Guatemala and Huehuetenango

Cardinal Ramazzini to preside at mass for United States Mayan Pastoral Conference.

Our weekly update on the effects if COVID-19 in Huehuetenango and Guatemala

Ixim-supported water purification plant in the Diocese of Huehuetenango receives production certification.

Ixim launches Good Shepherd Assisatnce Program to help families most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 in Huehuetenango.