We’re thankful to every one of you who has helped make 2019 an incredible year! Here’s to a "nuevo año" and a new decade of loving our neighbor and “doing all the good we can!"
For the 9th year in a row, we had the privilege of celebrating Christmas with children and families in a local community! This year, we celebrated “La Navidad” in the community of Las Canoas Bajas!
As Christmas nears, we are excited to share these pictures from our 9th annual Christmas basket distributions!
Last Friday, the Mission Guatemala team packed 137 Christmas baskets for the communities of Chuiquistel and Chuisajcap.
In early November, we had the chance to celebrate with students as they graduated from the local middle school in San Andrés Semetabaj! This group of 9th graders was also the fifth class to graduate from our computer lab since it began in 2015!
Mission Guatemala staff have been hard at work over the past weeks, preparing for our annual community Christmas party. This year, the "fiesta navideña" will be held in the community of Las Canoas Bajas!
Each November, in advance of the new school year beginning in January, members of our staff travel to rural communities in the San Andrés area to visit the students who have applied for a scholarship from Mission Guatemala.
We are excited to announce that another generous donor has offered $10,000 to match gifts made to Mission Guatemala from now till December 31st!
Happy Thanksgiving from Mission Guatemala!
Thanks to an incredibly generous donor, ALL donations made on #GivingTuesday, December 3, will be matched up to $10,000! Together, we can raise $20,000 in a single day—what a huge opportunity!
Mydelin is a tenth-grader from the town of San Andrés Semetabaj, and one of the 74 students in our "Becas Con Misión" middle and high school scholarship program.
We're so thankful to each one of our amazing supporters who came out last month to a benefit sponsored by Friends of Mission Guatemala in Greenville, South Carolina!
We recently said goodbye to a team of amazing volunteers from Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sumter, South Carolina!
Recently, students enrolled in our "Becas Con Misión" (Scholarships With A Mission) program had the chance to express their artistic side during an art workshop with talented painters from San Juan la Laguna, a small town on the shore of Lake Atitlán!
Earlier this month, we were able to spend an excellent week working alongside an awesome group of volunteers from Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany, Indiana! This was Trinity UMC's first time working with Mission Guatemala!
We had the privilege of reuniting with old friends—and of making many new ones—as we welcomed groups from Otterbein UMC in Hagerstown, Maryland; Saint Joseph UMC in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Assurance UMC in Huntersville, North Carolina; and Blaine Memorial UMC in Seattle, Washington.
Today is International Day of the Girl, and we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our bright scholarship students, Heimy Paola!
The week of June 20-28, 2020 is currently open for a team! For more information, or to reserve this week, please click here to visit our reservations page!
Today we’re sharing pictures of our July volunteer teams and the incredible progress they made throughout the month!
Earlier this year, we broke ground on a new project at the elementary school in Chuisajcap, a small community in the municipality of San Antonio Palopó. With the help of our amazing volunteer mission teams, we will be working to construct a basketball and soccer court for the school and the 57 students who attend classes there!
Mission Guatemala summer interns gain practical, hands-on experience through international service as they actively participate in the daily work and activities of the volunteer teams.
Today we’re sharing a collection of photos of our amazing June volunteer teams and the progress they made this summer!
In August, we saw 446 patients in our clinic from 48 different communities across 9 separate states, or "departamentos." That's 40% of the country's states represented!
In late July, the students enrolled in our "Becas con Misión" scholarship program gathered at our clinic space for a morning of enriching and relationship-building activities!
On September 4, we made the first payment toward the purchase of our clinic space!
As we celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Mission Guatemala, we are overcome with thanksgiving for all that has been!
Earlier this year, we spent a week with an outstanding youth team from Zionsville United Methodist Church in Zionsville, Indiana!
Earlier this year, we shared an awesome week with two outstanding teams from Indiana! The groups hailed from Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Indiana, and Park Memorial United Methodist Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
León is a ninth-grade student from the rural community of Caliaj Tecpan, and one of the 74 students in our "Becas con Misión" middle and high school scholarship program.
We are glad to have had the chance to spend a week earlier this year with our friends from First United Methodist Church in Columbus, Indiana!
Thanks to the generosity of our amazing supporters, so far this year we've served close to 19,000 healthy meals at the Escuela Kikoten in San Andrés Semetabaj!
We are thankful to have shared a week earlier this year with incredible mission teams from First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana, and Brazil First United Methodist Church in Brazil, Indiana.
Brenda is a ninth-grade student from the rural community of Caliaj Tecpan, and one of the 74 students in our "Becas con Misión" middle and high school scholarship program. She lives with her family in a small home not far from the school she attends, "Instituto Mixto de Educación Básica por Cooperativa Iximche."
In June alone, we saw 368 patients in our clinic from 52 different communities across 5 separate states, or "departamentos." Of these patients, 163 received tests in our clinic laboratory as part of their treatment.
We are excited to announce that we have been awarded the "2019 Top-Rated" Award from GreatNonprofits, which is given to nonprofits that are highly rated by people who experience their work first hand!
Earlier this year, we were joined by a team of students and professors from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee!
Luis is a ninth-grader from the community of Tocaché, and one of the 74 students in our "Becas con Misión" middle and high school scholarship program.
This team was the first to work on our soccer and basketball court project at the Instituto Indigena “Nuestra Señora del Socorro” (the Indigenous Institute "Our Lady of Help"), an all-girls boarding school in San Andrés Semetebaj.
Last month, the 74 middle and high school students enrolled in our "Becas Con Misión" (Scholarships With Mission) program had the chance to expand their knowledge outside the classroom with a jam-making activity!
Today we honor the strong and phenomenal women in our lives who have carried us through our hardest and darkest days, and who have celebrated with us on our brightest and best.
Each Friday night during Lent, at the local Catholic Church, la Iglesia San Francisco de Asís, parishioners gather to carry a life-size statue of Jesus on an "anda," or float, to each Station of the Cross.
Transparency is incredibly important to all of us at Mission Guatemala, and we know that it's also important to you, our amazing supporters.
With the conclusion of our largest building project ever last month, the "Casa del Maestro," we're now excited to share about the two new construction projects that we have begun work on!
Today we’re sharing a final collection of photos from the last teams to work on our “Casa Del Maestro” (House of the Teacher) building project in San Andrés Semetabaj!
This is the first of two photo albums documenting the work of the final construction teams that worked on our recently-completed project in San Andrés Semetabaj, the “Casa Del Maestro,” or House of the Teacher!
On March 15, we celebrated the grand opening of our largest construction project to date, the "Casa Del Maestro" (House of the Teacher) in San Andrés Semetabaj!
Panimache Quinto Bajo is a small, remote village located on the border of the departments of Quiché and Sololá, and the latest community enrolled in our "Niños Chispudos" (Kids With Spark) Early Childhood Nutrition Program!
From the beginning of Mission Guatemala's Child Sponsorship program in 2011, individual and church sponsors have helped to provide many thousands of nutritious lunches to elementary school children here in San Andrés Semetabaj.