Work, Play & Enjoy
...in your"
Guatemalan Encounter!"

 

Rental Apartment Information

General Information

Perhaps something off the beaten path, to rekindle family relations or instill life-long values into your child or marriage? What about a trip to the beautiful mountains of Guatemala?

Come experience the friendly people of Guatemala and see their colorful Mayan culture. This is an opportunity to have a true “hands on” experience and to mix your time of vacation and pleasure with the opportunity to get involved with the many different forms of outreach of Servant Ministries.

A comfortable one bedroom apartment is located within an enclosed security wall and with North American workers living all around you. The apartment features full size appliances in your fully stocked kitchen, a dining/living room, a bedroom, bathroom and walk in closet. It also has a roof top patio complete with a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains. You have access to the swimming pool which is just next door at the ministry center.

Most people will arrive at a modern airport in Guatemala City, with marimba music playing and many friendly faces to greet you. People are available to answer any of your questions in English. Should you need help with your bags, porters are there to help you to your awaiting private vehicle and chauffer.

Your chauffer will whisk you through the busy city streets of Guatemala to the inviting mountains. You wind your way up and over these never ending picturesque views, past coffee farms, papaya plantations and the smell of sweet pineapples as you pass the rows and rows of farmers selling their fruit. Along the way, you will have a chance to stop and stretch your legs as you take in more of the local culture.

While most people will fly into Guatemala City, there are two other options available. We are located in Camotan, Chiquimula in the eastern region of Guatemala, about four hours from Guatemala City. The airports in San Salvador, El Salvador, and San Pedro Sula, Honduras are also about four hours of road transportation from our center.

You reach your destination, tucked away in a small town named Camotan that will be your home away from home. A comfortable one bedroom apartment, move in ready awaits you. After you get settled in, go up to the rooftop to enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the mountains that surround you on all sides. Oh, don’t forget to put on a pot of coffee to take up on the roof with you. You receive a complimentary pound of coffee of some of “Guatemala’s finest” that will make even the most serious coffee drinkers coming back for more.

You can decide how to schedule your time. This is a unique opportunity to combine the chance to serve and to kick back and enjoy as well. We believe we can be a great alternative to snowbirds going to escape the cold northern winters, teachers who want a memorable time over their summer breaks or just a vacation get-away that will show you the “real Guatemala” and give you a chance to interact, and have hands-on opportunities to make a difference. The people are friendly, the culture inviting and there are many beautiful sites to enjoy in the surrounding area.

Do you have any special talents that we can put to use???? Just let us know; whether that is cutting hair, doing small handyman jobs, photography, gardening etc. No special skills? How about a willing set of hands? The apartment is managed by Servant Ministries, a multi-faceted ministry that always has something going on where you can jump in and lend a hand. The ministry is involved in many areas where you can jump in and get involved, including:

  • Medical/Dental Clinics
  • Sponsorship Program
  • Embrace (our children's sponsorship outreach)
  • Community Projects in Mountain Villages
  • Activities with Youth and Children

We are here to make your stay a pleasant one. We can line up a driver to take you places or serve as a guide to know where you are going. Guatemala is a beautiful country that has many sites to entice you and to make life time memories for you to take home with you.

Questions???? Please contact us at: nsheldon1@gmail.com to satisfy any lingering doubts or to obtain further details. Let us help you to set up a truly memorable vacation that you relive for years to come! Check out our ministry website at www.servantministries.net. There is a vast amount of information there to let you have an idea of the many areas where you can choose to participate!

Points of Interest


Chiquimula, Guatemala

Chiquimula, Guatemala's third largest city, is only 30 minutes away by vehicle.

Volcanic-Heated Hot Baths

Hot volcanically heated sulfuric baths are within 10 minutes of the apartment facilities.

Typical Market

Visit a true Mayan village on Sunday mornings (5 minutes away) when the people come in their typical dress to sell, trade and buy their local wares.

Mayan Ruins

Mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras are only an hour away; an opportunity to learn about he Mayan culture and history of its people.

Visit a Mayan Mountain Village

Visit a mountain Mayan village to see how the people live and work.

Waterfall in the Mountains

Walk to a beautiful waterfall located up in the mountains.

Visit a Coffee Farm

Visit a coffee farm to see where some of the best coffee in the world is grown.

Professional Language School

A professional language school located in Copan, Honduras where you can study Spanish.

Enjoy Beautiful Nature

Enjoy the beautiful flowers, plants and natural fauna.

Tortilla Making

Watch and try your hand at making corn tortillas, the staple food for most of the Mayan people.

Visit a Volcano

Visit a volcano cone where you can actually slip in and take a dip in the water filled crater.

Amenities

  1. Bi-weekly cleaning services included and additional hours that can be scheduled
  2. A/C in unit
  3. Wireless internet service
  4. Use of a cell phone with very affordable rates to call back to the US/Canada
  5. Use of DVD movies to watch or books to read
  6. Two single beds for sleeping but an extra room available upon request
  7. Use of a beautiful kidney shaped swimming pool
  8. Laundry facilities available
  9. Full furnished accommodations with large and small appliances, towels, bedding and move-in ready lodging
  10. Transporation and/or guides to take you to various locations

Questions???? Please contact us at: nsheldon1@gmail.com to satisfy any lingering doubts or to obtain further details. Let us help you to set up a truly memorable vacation that you relive for years to come! Check out our ministry website at www.servantministries.net. There is a vast amount of information there to let you have an idea of the many areas where you can choose to participate!

Pricing

100% of all rental income goes to help with the general ministry expenses, along with all of the many special projects that we are involved in. 5% of all housing rental fees go to buy basic school supplies to provide mountain village children the opportunity to go to school and break the cycle of illiteracy that has held their families bound for many generations.

  • Daily rate - $55 per night
  • Weekly rate - $350 per week
  • Monthly rate - $1,050 per month

Come share a life changing experience as you get to participate in the Latin/Mayan culture and actually have the opportunity to get involved, make some friends and take home some wonderful memories. The people will embrace you, the culture will draw you and your heart will be changed as you experience your “Guatemalan Encounter”.

Questions???? Please contact us at nsheldon1@gmail.com to satisfy any lingering doubts or to obtain further details. Let us help you to set up a truly memorable vacation that you relive for years to come! Check out our ministry website at www.servantministries.net. There is a vast amount of information there to let you have an idea of the many areas where you can choose to participate!

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or suggestions about our ministry, please use one of the means below to contact us.

 

Phone: US Office:

(810) 385-4338

Email:

Servant Ministries

Nancy Sheldon

Webmaster

Addresses

Field Address:

Nancy Sheldon
Barrio Shalom
Camotan, Chiquimula
Guatemala, C.A.

Stateside Address:

Servant Ministries
P.O. Box 596073
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059-6073

Canadian Address:

Koinonia Christian Fellowship
850 Sawmill Road
Bloomingdale, ONT N0B 1K0



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