Father Stanley arrived in Guatemala in 1968, and he immediately identified with his parishioners’ simple, farming lifestyle. He learned their languages, prepared them for the sacraments, and cared for their needs. After nearly a decade, the violence of the Civil war found its way into the peaceful village of Santiago Atitlan. Disappearances, killings, and danger became daily occurrences, but despite this unrest Father remained hard at work. In early 1981, his name was on a death list, so he returned to Oklahoma and was told not to return to Guatemala. He could not leave his people so he returned and made the ultimate sacrifice for his faith. Paper.