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Mission Guatemala Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   283 reviews 45,938

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

230 W Spruce St. Princeton IN 47670 USA

Mission:

Mission Guatemala Inc., is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served and impoverished Guatemalan peoples through health, education and nutrition initiatives and missionary service.

Geographic areas served:

Lake Atitlan Region, Guatemala

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff provides the perfect mix of logistics, safety, accommodations and cultural opportunities to allow a team to fully experience all the beauty and richness that is Guatemala. They stress that it is more important to make relationships within the communities than to "finish" a work project. You will work hard, lean new skills, make new friends & they allow sufficient leisure time for teams to either relax or reflect upon being the "hands and feet of Christ."

It is also so rewarding to know that their sole purpose of being in Guatemala is to positively impact the lives of children and families in the communities in which you serve.

This was my 4th trip with Mission Guatemala and I cannot wait until my 5th!

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I just finished my 2nd trip to Guatemala and hope to make many more. The Mission Guatemala are special people whose focus on education, health, and nutrition is designed to meet the unique needs of each community they support. Volunteers not only provide "helping hands" working alongside talented Guatemalan workers but spend time with children of the local communities. They also get to visit some of beautiful and interesting sites in the area and leave with an appreciation for the land and people of Guatemala. A trip here is truly a life changing experience.

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Tom Heaton, Dave Burns, and their team do a fantastic job! Excellent understanding of the people, communities, and accessing the needs. I have done volunteer work on short term mission trips for over 30 years and this organization is one of the best!

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I have just returned from another week of working with Mission Guatemala - my fifth in five years. We have developed what we expect to be a long term relationship with Mission Guatemala. The visions and goals of Tom Heaton and Dave Burns are in strong agreement with ours. Mission Guatemala is working towards making long term differences in areas of nutrition, health and education. An important part of every visit is the development of relationships - within the community, with the staff, within your own teams and with other teams serving at the same time. There is never any question that mission teams will be treated well and kept safe. The staff have always been extremely friendly and professional. As a team leader for a number of years, I never hesitate to recommend Mission Guatemala as a mission opportunity.

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This was such a blessing to my life. I love the way in which they run the program, where they did more than help individuals, but strove to develop a community. The people in charge are phenomenal, creating projects for teams in a foreign environment, but then feeling welcomed and safe at every meal and at the place of residency. Best trip I've ever been on, I can't wait to go back.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just returned from my first mission trip and it was to Mission Guatemala. The organization reaches their people by using their input to determine where they most need help. The lives they are able to touch is so great. I fell in love with the Guatemalan people.

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Mission Guatemala........there are no words at all to describe the love, laughter, and pure hope that this amazing organization pumps out of its system each and every day I was there. Dave, Tom, Laura, Josh, and Diego are awesome and amazing in their own ways and I can't wait to go back year after year.

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Details -- every detail was planned to perfection. I just spent the past 8 days with Mission Guatemala and the trip was everything I hoped for and more. The staff was exceptional in planning every detail of work and non-work time. The work was VERY rewarding ... the food was excellent and the sleeping arrangements were excellent as well -- WAY beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about Mission Guatemala !!! I will definitely be returning.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful experience! This was my second ever mission trip. The first was to Brazil. I thought Brazil prepared me what to expect in Guatemala but while I benefitted from both experiences, I learned that people react and adjust to their poor living conditions differently in different geographic regions. Mission Guatemala provided the perfect environment for us to work within. The housing, transportation back and forth to the work sites, meals and staff were outstanding. I never interacted with a single person that was not cheerful, helpful and supportive. I am sure we created headaches for them but we never knew it. The mission work itself was demanding but rewarding. While on the work site, we worked hard at our tasks but there was time to play with the school children when they were at recess (and a little mission team soccer as well). Although we were not able to complete the kitchen/dining areas expansion, we made a lot of progress and I saw it would benefit many, many children in the years to come. Mission Guatemala has made tremendous strides in improving lives in some of the mountain villages. They have a medical/dental/pharmacy center, school programs for feeding and teaching, play grounds and many other activities underway. They are thrifty with their funds and I never saw anything being wasted. In fact, since I returned to the USA, have started thinking twice before I throw anything away and am trying to be a little less wasteful. I am so thankful that you guys allowed me the opportunity to participate in a small way this past week and hope to do it again next year. I am looking forward to seeing how much more Mission Guatemala has accomplished when I return. I am sure I will be very pleasantly surprised and thrilled.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our experience with Mission Guatemala rates a five star. All of the people were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable Our team was very well taken care of during our stay there and our mission experience was well planned and we were able to accomplish a lot in our short time there .

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