We were thankful to have had our long-time friends from West Lafayette, Indiana in Guatemala again recently! Christ United Methodist Church and Our Saviour Lutheran Church have sent many teams to work with us over the past several years.
We had the opportunity last month to host a wonderful group from the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana! This was the first week that a group from U Indy had spent working with us, and what a busy week it was!
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to travel to Alotenango, a small town located just 7 miles from some of the areas most impacted by the recent eruption of Volcán de Fuego...
Sewing Program Students Graduate!
Desks and Chairs for Choquec!
Over the past months, in addition to the opening of our laboratory, we have also broadened the range of services that we provide at Mission Guatemala's clinic!
We were happy to have our good friends from Advent United Methodist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina in Guatemala again!
On this International Women’s Day, we want to take the opportunity to recognize and thank each of the incredible, strong, and capable women on our staff.
We’re excited to welcome the community of Chuiya into our “Como Saludable” Wednesday lunch program!
Near the beginning of each school year, to kick off a new year of our "Como Saludable" (How Healthy!) lunch program, Mission Guatemala staff members present a cooking workshop in which mothers and teachers from the local communities learn to cook the meals used in our "Como Saludable" weekly lunch program in several local schools.
We recently had the pleasure of working alongside a fantastic group of volunteers from St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Overland Park, Kansas!
As 2017 came to an end, we were excited to welcome in the New Year alongside an amazing group of volunteers from Plymouth First United Methodist Church in Plymouth, Indiana!
Construction on Mission Guatemala’s “Casa del Maestro” (House of the Teacher) building project continued throughout the fall months thanks to the hard work of teams from Elberton First UMC in Elberton, GA; Noblesville First UMC in Noblesville, IN; Calvary UMC in Brownsburg, IN; The Promise UMC in Fishers, IN; Roberts Park UMC in Indianapolis, IN; Zionsville UMC in Zionsville, IN; and Bluegrass UMC in Evansville, IN!
The first lunches of the 2018 school year were served this week in Mission Guatemala’s daily lunch program at the public elementary school in the community of Choquec!
We celebrated the beginning of a new year of the daily snack program at the Kikoten school in San Andrés this past week, which was also the first anniversary of this program at the school!
We are excited to welcome the community of Caliaj as the newest member of Mission Guatemala's early childhood nutrition program, "Niños Chispudos" (Kids with a Spark)!
This past August, we shared a week with an amazing group of hardworking volunteers from Assurance United Methodist Church in Huntersville, North Carolina!
A new school year in Guatemala is beginning once again! And once again, we're welcoming new and returning students to Mission Guatemala's scholarship program, "Becas Con Misión" (Scholarships with a Mission).
Now in their 7th year, Mission Guatemala's community Christmas parties are always a highlight! This year, we had the chance to celebrate with not just one, but TWO amazing communities in the San Andrés area!
For the 8th year in a row, Mission Guatemala distributed Christmas food baskets in a local community in San Andrés Semetabaj!
This summer, we had the pleasure of welcoming teams from two wonderful churches located in Georgia and Tennessee!
We shared a wonderful week this past summer with teams from Lake Orion United Methodist Church in Lake Orion, Michigan, and Corydon United Methodist Church in Corydon, Indiana!
Mission Guatemala welcomed an incredible team of 43 volunteers from Madisonville First United Methodist Church in Madisonville, Kentucky!
We were excited to welcome one of our largest teams, a youth group from First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Guatemala earlier this year!
Earlier this year, we had the privilege of working alongside two amazing mission teams from Illinois and Mississippi!
Earlier this year, we had the chance to spend a week with two fantastic teams from great state of Indiana!
Mission Guatemala was excited to share a week earlier this year with a team from Newburgh United Methodist Church in Newburgh, Indiana.
Earlier this year, we spent a fantastic week with a hardworking team of volunteers from Grace United Methodist Church of South Bend, Indiana!
Over the past seven years, Mission Guatemala's successes have been due in no small part to our wonderful and dedicated staff.
It's Throwback Thursday! We're sharing a collection of photos from the early days of our clinic space in San Andrés Semetebaj.
Mission Guatemala is dedicated to helping combat chronic childhood malnutrition in the area of San Andrés Semetabaj
We celebrated Guatemala's Independence Day, in which the country celebrates their winning of independence from Spain in 1821
We were grateful to share a week earlier this summer with not just one, but two wonderful college teams!
We have had the privilege of providing 23,892 patients from across the San Andrés Semetebaj area and beyond with high-quality, low-cost care in our medical, dental, and eye clinics!
On September 1st, 2010, Mission Guatemala officially opened its doors with the simple goal of "doing all the good we can."
We officially kicked off our summer with a great team of clergy and leaders from churches across the North District of the Indiana United Methodist Church.
In the summer of 2015, Mission Guatemala began its early childhood nutrition program, "Niños Chispudos" (Kids With A Spark), utilizing Chispuditos, a product developed by the Mathile Institute to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala.
Excitement filled the air as the first meals were served in Mission Guatemala's new daily lunch program at the elementary school in the community of Choquec!