• Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

  • Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

  • Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

  • Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

  • Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

  • Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

  • Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020 - Guatemala  - Mission Finder

Group Mission Trip to San la Laguna, Guatemala 2020

Guatemala is located in Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras on the Caribbean Sea, between Honduras and Belize. Because it is located within the tropics, it ranges in elevations between sea level and more than 13,000 feet. It is a country rich in natural beauty, and features impressive mountains, volcanoes, and lakes.

The Maya civilization flourished here during the first millennium A.D.; then for 300 years, it was a Spanish colony, until finally it won its independence from Spain in 1821. From that moment on, the country has experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, and a 36 year civil war, which ended in 1996 when a peace agreement was signed. The civil war killed more than 200,000 people and created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

The civil war may be over, yet there are many challenges the Guatemalan people currently face. Guatemala is a predominantly poor country that struggles in several areas of health and development, including infant, child, and maternal mortality, malnutrition, and literacy. Chronic malnutrition and mother-child mortality rates are among the highest in the region; the country’s large indigenous population is disproportionately affected. According to the World Bank, Guatemala has one of the highest levels of inequality, especially in rural and indigenous areas. In rural municipalities, (which account for 44% of the country) almost eight out of 10 people are poor, according to the outcomes of the 2011 Rural Poverty Map. Most recently, a series of natural disasters hit Guatemala in 2010 and 2011 causing an estimated $1.8 billion in damages and losses.

When you serve in Guatemala with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside those who are making a difference in Guatemala. This experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of the complexity of poverty and cultural diversity.

All ages welcome

Where

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA); stay overnight near Antigua.
Sunday – Tour Mayan ruins at Iximche; take a boat to San Juan La Laguna and attend a local church in the evening
Monday-Thursday – Service rotations throughout the different projects; evening devotions and God Sightings
Friday – Free day (zip-lining and visit to Antigua) – Overnight in Antigua
Saturday – Depart for GUA airport; fly home

When

Jan 04 2020 to Jan 11 2020
Apr 10 2020 to Apr 17 2020
Jun 13 2020 to Jun 20 2020
Jul 18 2020 to Jul 25 2020
Jul 25 2020 to Aug 01 2020

Skills

Taking a Group International Mission Trip lets you see the world through God’s eyes. You’ll gain a fresh perspective about the work God does in local communities throughout the world and that new view will make you more aware of the different cultures and misperceptions about where you’re serving. With a deeper insight, you’ll return home transformed. Plus, you’ll grow closer to Jesus through acts of service and get to know him more deeply.

We’ve partnered with long-term ministries that are rooted in the countries we serve. As you’re reading this, they are passionately serving and loving their neighbors, working to meet physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ name. When we arrive, we come alongside their efforts for long-lasting impact. Types of work vary based on location, no special skills are needed!

What We Will Do

How You’ll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

Light construction projects for schools
Assisting at a local coffee farm
Engaging in English language programs at a local school
Supporting a local women’s cooperative
Agricultural projects like maintaining a botanic garden
Improving land for higher crop yields

Our Partners

Our projects are chosen with the locals’ ongoing needs in mind, with coordination from local community members and non-profits to ensure we are making a long-lasting impact. You will surely get plenty of cultural interaction with Guatemalans as you serve in many beautification projects throughout the community of San Juan La Laguna.

Each evening, some of our local partners in the community will join us for dinner, so that you can interact and get to know them better.

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