Mission Guatemala Inc
Rating: 4.94 stars 385 385 reviews 47,347
230 W Spruce St. Princeton IN 47670 USA
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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We were impressed with the staff of Mission Guatemala and the overall organization. This is our first time to join an oversea mission trip, which was coordinated by Faith United Methodist Church in Xenia, Ohio and the experience in terms of accommodations, work load and schedule was just right for first timers. Mission Guatemala has accomplished significant achievements in their six years of existence in improving the living conditions of the residents in the San Andres area.
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I have been going on short term mission trips for over 30 years. Mission Guatemala offers one of the best all around mission experiences that I have had the opportunity to be involved with. Can't wait to return again next year!
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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!
This was my 6th mission trip to Guatemala, my first with Mission Guatemala. I really liked the team facilities...this allowed us to become friends with the other teams working the same week. I like the concept of construction projects that align with the MG goals of health care and improved nutrition. Last year my team worked on a cafeteria for a school, this year we worked on building restrooms at the primary school in Godinez. As a retired teacher, I know how important both of these projects are to the success of student learning. Our team has reserved the same time frame for next year and I hope very much to return to work with the MG staff and the wonderful folks of Guatemala!!!
Spent just over a week at Mission Guatemala working on a bathroom for a school in Godinez. What an awesome opportunity. The staff at M.G. took great care of us during our stay! Meals and accommodations were outstanding. Loved making new friends and strengthening relationships with old friends!
Mission Guatemala fills real needs, rather than imposing its own agenda on the people of Guatemala. It values all people and respects local customs and traditions while helping to better the lives of others. I have participated in two mission trips with Mission Guatemala. In the first (2013), a group from my local (Texas) church helped build a bathroom for a school in Caliaj. In the afternoons, we did VBS type activities with the children. We also changed water filters for a community dependent on filters for clean water. In the second trip (2016), we helped add on a floor to Tat-Loy Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation center. In both trips, we had very comfortable accommodations, were fed very well, and were given opportunities to learn more about the Mayan culture. There was a nice mix of work and leisure time. Most importantly to me, the people involved--cooks, translators, drivers, construction workers, staff, etc.--were all SO kind and engaging. I feel like I have friends in Guatemala now, and I'm looking forward to my next trip!
Mission Guatemala is well organized and runs smoothly by dedicated Christians. The lodging is the best for mission work with 3 meals a day. Best mission experience ever. I am totally commuted now to Mission Guatemala and will be returning.
Best stay yet after two other trips. Hotel stay was great and work projects were well organized.
Mission Guatemala is set in the beautiful Lake Atitlan area familiar to many as a tourist destination. But, beyond what most tourists see are the lives of many Mayan people who work day to day in their towns and villages overcoming poverty. Mission Guatemala not only steps in to help these people, but connects the volunteers who participate with the real people and their real lives.
I'm the pastor of a church that brought a work team to Mission Guatemala, and I was very impressed, not only with how they worked with our team (providing instruction, materials, hospitality, and such), but also with how they work with the communities in which they serve -- not telling the communities what they need, but LISTENING to the communities and working with the local people to assess and address the needs. If there was any disappointment for me as a pastor, it was the apparent lack of intentionality when it comes to addressing SPIRITUAL needs in the communities. However, this is not to take anything away from the excellent work they do in addressing issues of health, education, and such. And it would certainly not keep us from returning to Mission Guatemala with another team.
Very well organized. The people running Mission Guatemala care about their work, their volunteers, and the people of Guatemala. They run a wonderful program allowing the volunteers to work with native Guatemalans on projects, educating the volunteers about the Mayan culture and allowing the volunteers some free time to see Panajachel and San Juan del Lago. I would recommend this nonprofit to everyone with a heart for service.