Mission Trips provide an opportunity to take a step of obedience in faith and use our God given gifts to serve the Guatemalan people, to aid the local Christian Church and to see Christ at work in and through another culture. Short-term trips provide an incredible, life-changing experience for everyone involved.
What We Do:
We seek to equip the local Christian church and support them in their ongoing ministry efforts. Short–term mission team projects assist the local people in education, home construction, medical clinics, reforestation and other community projects. Missions Frontier continues to partner with short-term teams and local pastors and their church families to work on projects that offer the opportunity for relationship and discipleship. Many families have been blessed through the wooden houses, especially widows and single mothers. Communities have had the chance to receive medical and dental assistance.
How Projects Help:
Guatemala is not short on an inexpensive labor force. Guatemala is short however on money to buy materials. The projects that teams help with are real projects that cost real money. The materials provided by the teams are a great help to the people and the projects give team members the opportunity to form relationships with the Guatemalan people as they work together toward a common goal.
What We Try To Remember:
It’s about Jesus, not about us. It’s about the relationships, not the projects. Short-term trips provide an opportunity for individuals to step outside of their comfort zones and grow in their faith as they experience God through a different culture. It's important to remind ourselves that God’s work in Chichicastenango and Guatemala began long before us and will continue long after us. He does not need us, but invites to join Him where he his working. His purposes will be accomplished with or without us. Short-term Trips provide an opportunity to be a part of what God is doing. We are blessed however, when we let Christ work in and through us via a mission project.
What You Should Consider During Your Trip:
What is Jesus teaching you about Himself through the people of Guatemala?
How is your relationship with God being impacted by what you are experiencing?
How can you use this experience to deepen your relationship with God?
What is God saying to you?