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!
Community leaders, parents, students, and Mission Guatemala staff and team members came together earlier this month for a celebration of the grand opening of the expanded bathroom facilities at the public elementary school in the community of Caliaj Tecpan!
Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana was the last team this year to work on our bathroom expansion project at the elementary school in the community of Caliaj Tecpan, as they put the finishing touches on the new facility!
We're thankful to have had the chance to share an amazing week and forge new friendships with a team from Trinity United Methodist Church in Kendallville, Indiana!
Mission Guatemala was grateful to be able to spend a week with a wonderful youth group from Argyle United Methodist Church in Argyle, Texas!
Mission Guatemala was grateful to be able to share a week with an awesome mission team from Columbus First United Methodist Churchin Columbus, Indiana!
Today we are excited to introduce you to the students of the Choquec elementary school, which is the new location of Mission Guatemala’s full time nutritional lunch program!
Mission Guatemala was excited to once again host a team of nutrition students from Baylor University in Waco, Texas! This was the 5th group of nutrition students from Baylor University that has visited with us over the past 6 years!
During their week with us, we were excited for our friends from Advent United Methodist Church in in Simpsonville, South Carolina, to join us for an Activity Day in support of our "Becas con Misión" (Scholarships with a Mission) scholarship program.
We were grateful for the opportunity to once again host a team from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, for the 3rd year in a row!
For the second year in a row, Mission Guatemala was excited to be able to provide the meal for competitors in the annual "Olimpiadas," or Olympics, for the municipality of San Andrés Semetabaj!
It’s Mother’s Day here in Guatemala, and we want to wish each of the mothers on our staff and all of the mothers in the communities where we serve—as well as each of our own mothers—a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day! We’re thankful to each one for the life and love and care that they have given us!
Mission Guatemala was grateful to once again spend a week with a wonderful team of volunteers from Advent United Methodist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina!
Mission Guatemala was thankful to share a week with a team from Newburgh United Methodist Church in Newburgh, Indiana!
After founding Mission Guatemala nearly 7 years ago, the Rev. Tom Heaton has, after consideration and prayer, accepted a position with the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church as Associate Director of Missions and Justice Ministries.
Mission Guatemala was thankful to share a wonderful week of work with a team from New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio!
Mission Guatemala was excited to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for our newest construction project in the community of San Andrés Semetebaj!
It was a wonderful day of celebration as community leaders, parents, students, and Mission Guatemala staff and team members came together for the grand opening of the expanded bathroom facilities at the public elementary school in the community of Godinez!
This week marks the start of the third year of Mission Guatemala's "Como Saludable" (Eat Healthy) program!
Since the end of December, Dr. Courtney has been serving as Mission Guatemala's optometrist at our eye clinic here in San Andrés Semetabaj.
Thanks to a great group of volunteers from Christ United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Indiana, and Our Saviour Lutheran in West Lafayette, Indiana, the bathroom construction in the community of Caliaj Tecpan continues!
Mission Guatemala recently spent a week with our friends from Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, Indiana!