A team of 16 people came from Michigan; a good number were first timers to come to work with Servant Ministries and many were experiencing their first foreign mission trip. They had two main areas to cover. The first priority was a construction project to enlarge one of our churches in the village of Marimba. They provided the funds and much of the manpower to add a 50% addition on to the church.
The team also gave the kick off to starting to fill our school supply packs for our School Sponsorship Project and the distribution that will happen in February 2019. Almost 3000 of the 7000 projected packets were filled.
The team worked a lot to assist with the Embrace program; in weighing corn and beans, filling the food bags, helping to weigh and measure the children and help in general with the monthly meetings that they attended. They also divided into groups to go to the Mayan Ruins in Honduras and the remaining part of the team did hospital visitation. They had a tortilla class and did an Adopt-a-Child activity and visited a mountain church and town church. They finished off their time at a resort in El Salvador to get some R&R before leaving Guatemala.
Have you been on a short term trip to Guatemala in the last year or so?????? Write us and tell us how it impacted your life and how you enjoyed it! We would like to start a new area that shares these “testimonies” with others in the hopes of motivating them to come on a team. You first timers can identify with the fact that you just “don’t know what you are getting into” and there are always a lot of questions. You can also share how it really turned out and what kind of an experience it was for you. I know that these short term trips can absolutely change people’s lives! Will you help us to encourage others to take the step to have this experience????? Send your testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org and let others be blessed through your experience!
Are you interested in bringing a team down in 2018, 2019 or 2020? The below chart shows the team(s) already scheduled and dates that are still available. If you are interested in bringing a team to fill one of the available time periods contact us.
|DATES||TEAM FROM||PERSON/GROUP||ACTIVITIES PLANNED|
|Oct 17-27, 2018||Mount Clemens, MI||Bob and Maureen Baker||Construction|
|Nov1-10, 2018||CERT (Crossville, TN)||Bruce Rainwater||Medical/Dental|
|Nov 15-24, 2018||Graford, TX/Canton, MI||James Turner||VBS and misc. activities|
|Jan 3-12, 2019||Chattanooga, TN||Jon & Kristina Manley||Medical|
|Jan 17-26, 2019||Crossville, TN||Ed Camera||Medical|
|Feb 7-16, 2019||Brown City, MI||Omard United Methodist Church/Becky Lonnborg||SSP annual school pack distribution|
|Feb 22-Mar 2, 2019||Servant Ministries||Kim Slowinski||Misc. outreaches|
|Mar 14-23, 2019||Monroe, GA||Lighthouse World Outreach Center||Church construction|
|Jun 6-15, 2019||AVAILABLE|
|Jun 20-29, 2019||AVAILABLE|
|Jul 11-20, 2019||AVAILABLE|
|Oct 17-26, 2019||AVAILABLE|
|Oct 31-Nov 9, 2019||AVAILABLE|
|Nov 15-24, 2019||Michigan||Shane Hunter||VBS and misc. activities|
|Jan 2-11, 2020||AVAILABLE|
|Jan 15-25, 2020||AVAILABLE||Medical Team|
|Feb 6-20. 2020||AVAILABLE||SSP Team|
|Feb 20-29, 2020||AVAILABLE|
|Mar 12-21, 2020||AVAILABLE|
I have been communicating with a few more groups that haven't set their dates yet, but want to encourage you to get your time slot set aside. These short term trips can impact their participants in a dramatic way. Take advantage of exposing your people to an opportunity to "experience missions"!
Here are some of the pictures from this team's mission trip.
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