MISSION GUATEMALA INC
Rating: 4.93 stars 242 242 reviews 3,703
Issues: Human Services
Location: 230 W Spruce St. Princeton IN 47670 USA
Geographic areas served: Lake Atitlan Region, Guatemala
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Mission Guatemala helps caring people make a difference in the lives of the Guatemalan people. My team of 7 were challenged physically but given lots of support and direction. We left Guatemala as different people, thanks to the excellent MG staff.
Mission Guatemala is a great organization! After returning from my trip I can not help but be impressed with their staff, mission and progress. They are very accommodating and friendly and truly make a huge difference in the communities they help.
It is clear that the love of Christ is demonstrated through the people who work with Mission Guatemala. We were incredibly well fed (the food was great and I have food allergies and they went above and beyond for me!) and the team was so open to teaching us as much as possible. They do a lot of research to make sure that the work they do ACTUALLY benefits the communities they serve, which I respect a lot. My team went into the mountains and worked on walls and the floor of a bathroom we were building for a school, and all the workers were very patient as we messed up over and over again. They never once made us feel inadequate, but instead thanked us for taking time to come down and help, even when we knew the people who worked there could have done the job 100x better than us. Its amazing to see the heart they have for the country, the communities, and the people coming in to help them. I will never forget the people I met and the generosity I've seen!
Mission Guatemala is a wonderful organization run by amazing people. The week I spent there was one of the best weeks of my life. The staff is full of passion and wants nothing more than to help communities in need in the name of God. They truly are the most loving of people!
Well organized, meaningful projects, and community involvement. Mission Guatemala does an amazing job of organizing the work for the volunteers to complete, overseeing that work, and ensuring that the communities that are receiving the help have a stake in what is done and provide aid themselves, so there is a team effort for the work. Mission Guatemala also teaches the volunteers about the culture and history of the area they working.
After volunteering for Mission Guatemala, I can firmly say that I would easily return and work for them again. As a matter of fact, I am trying to plan when I can bring my three children to volunteer as well.
All of the people that worked for Mission Guatemala are very passionate, informative and helpful. There was not one thing that I disliked about my trip to Guatemala and that would not have been possible without the amazing Mission Guatemala staff. I definitely look forward to going back in the future.
Mission Guatemala is a great operation. It does everything in its power to not only help communities in Guatemala, but to do it in a respectful way while building lasting bonds with those communities. Additionally it operates very smoothly with the help of everyone that works for mission Guatemala. As a volunteer I feel like our time there was used very efficiently, as we got a lot of work done in only five days. Lastly mission Guatemala encouraged us to bond with the communities and learn about the diverse cultures with ing Guatemala. 10/10 this organization is a fantastic one!
my trip to Mission Guatemala in January 2015 was an outstanding trip. The accomodations exceeded my expectations. The staff was wonderful to work with and we were always treated with respect. Our days were well planned and we were able to do many volunteer jobs while there for two weeks. Mission Guatemala arranged sight seeing trips for us that allowed us to learn more about the culture and the people we were there to serve. My husband and I were not ready to come back to the states. We would have gladly stayed another two weeks and hope to make a trip back there within a year. Mission Guatemala is doing great things for the people in the small communities that they work with. I could also see how much the people appreciate all the hard work that Mission Guatemala does along with the teams that come to work. I would recommend this organization to anyone looking to go on a mission trip
Tom Heaton and Co. are wonderful hosts who unfold the story of Mission Guatemala and the many God-interventions that have brought the work to its current scope and efficiency. Tom and David see needs so clearly, and offer to meet the needs of the Guatemalan poor with great love, no judgment, and a standard of excellence which glorifies God and makes me as a fellow United Methodist very proud. This country and the people are beautiful!
This mission in Pana, Guatemala is focused on helping the local population by supporting the schools, providing medical, dental, and eye care as well as providing safe water and nutrient food. I think what makes it clear that they have the people, especially the children, as a focus group is whatever school we visited, and whatever mission representative was with us, the children, teachers and parents all not only knew the mission employees but welcomed them with smiles! I particularly liked how when Dave visited a school, the kids lined up to be lifted up and hugged, they took turns, and each gave him a big hug. They appreciate the school supplies, food and medical help, but really enjoy the love that is shared. This is a mission focused on what the community needs!