A group of 10 came from Canton, MI with their main outreach being to cover our annual town VBS. We have been doing this outreach for 22 years now and Friendship Church has helped us with the last four. We had 279 children attend for a 3-day event that was a LOT of work but totally enjoyed by the children. They had joint times with a professional clown plus having activities of yard games, music with choreography, class time and the Jesus game. The last day was a carnival style complete with a dunk tank, blowup inflatables, face painting, food sales and a store to shop in. The team also worked on filling our school packs that we are preparing for our distribution of the School Sponsorship Project in February. They got a good amount done of what remained to be completed and we will make sure that the rest gets done. The team enjoyed a well-deserved R&R at the end of their trip in Antigua. It was a nice mix of first-timers and those who have been here multiple times and also a nice mix of different generations working together to serve in any way that they could.
A large team of 22 people came from Monroe GA. Their primary outreach/project was to do construction on the church in the village of Matazano and they sponsored this project financially. They were able to raise up the 4 walls, put the roof on and plaster the building both inside and out while they were here. We contracted out the finishing work that is still needed. The secondary project that this team had was filling school supply packs for our School Sponsorship Project’s distribution that will be done in February. They got just over half of the 9000 needed packs done while they were here. The team divided into Sunday afternoon activities of hiking to a waterfall, doing hospital visitation at the government hospital and going to the Mayan Ruins in Honduras. They did an Adopt-a-Child activity which has found us 4 new sponsors for some of our Embrace children and they enjoyed the R&R at the end of their time in Antigua. The team worked hard and really bonded together during their time in Guatemala.
Are you interested in bringing a team down in 2022 or 2023? 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 or to add on dates further out, please contact us.
|DATES||TEAM FROM||PERSON/GROUP||ACTIVITIES PLANNED|
|Aug 14-18, 2022||Camotan Clinic Team||Medical Clinic|
|Nov 3-12, 2022||Monroe, GA||Lighthouse World Outreach Center/
Leader: Raymond Hardy
|Church construction, marriage seminar, and misc activities|
|Nov 17-26, 2022||Canton, MI||Friendship Church/Cindy Fader/Scott Petersen||VBS, preparing school packs, and misc activities|
|Dec 14-17, 2022||Camotan Clinic Team||Medical Clinic|
|Jan 5-14, 2023||Crossville, TN||Ed Camera||Medical Clinics|
|Jan 19-28, 2023||Crossville, TN||Ed Camera||Medical Clinics|
|Feb 9-18, 2023||Kim Slowinski/Servant Ministries||Women's Conference, hand out school packs, and misc activities|
|Feb 23-Mar 4, 2023||Canton, MI||Friendship Church||School Sponsorhsip Program|
|Mar 9-18, 2023||Bowie, TX||Lighthouse A/G Church||Construction and misc activities|
|Mar 12-17, 2023||Camotan Clinic Team||Medical Clinic|
|May 7-12, 2023||Camotan Clinic Team||Medical Clinic|
|Jun 29 - Jul 8, 2023||AVAILABLE|
|Jul 9-14, 2023||Camotan Clinic Team||Medical Clinic|
|Oct 19-28. 2023||AVAILABLE|
|Nov 2-9, 2023||Renee Clayton||Annual Pastors Retreat|
|Nov 16-25, 2023||AVAILABLE||VBS & Misc Activities|
|Dec 7-16, 2023||AVAILABLE|
|Jan 4-13, 2024||Medical Clinics|
|Jan 18-27, 2024||Crossville, TN||Crossville Medical Team/Ed Camera||Medical Clinics|
|Feb 8-17, 2024||AVAILABLE||School Distribution & misc. projects|
|Feb 22 - Mar 2, 2024||Sebring, Florida||Bob & Maureen Baker/Spring Lake UMC||School Distribution for SSP & construction|
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"!
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 email@example.com and let others be blessed through your experience!