Mission Guatemala Inc
Rating: 4.95 stars 323 323 reviews 46,707
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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My 4th year at Mission Guatemala. The staff and support people are great. The housing facility is very comfortable, the food wonderful, the location beautiful. The relationship between MG and the Mayan people is very close and the projects are definitely worthwhile. Our team worked on a two classroom school addition in a village. The existing classroom is corrugated metal with little light and not a conducive environment for learning. The people are very appreciative and friendly. It is very safe. MG has a couple of surprises during the week which really are fun.
My 3rd year at MG. Very well run mission for very needy and appreciative Mayan people. As a volunteer you will work on projects that make a real difference in lives while getting to know the local children, seeing how they live, and enjoying the beautiful and safe area of Lake Attilan. The MG personnel, facilities and food are great. The local workers that MG hires to help the volunteers are knowledgeable and hard working. The city of Panajachel is delightful and there are some nice surprises during your mission week. Guatemala City is only a 3 hour flight from Atlanta, Panajachel is a 3 hour drive after that.
Mission Guatemala is very well run and organized in helping in many ways the very poor Mayan people in the area of Panajachel on Lake Atitulan. The projects are important and you can see your progress. The facilities and food are very good. The staff is extremely helpful and flexible. The area is beautiful and the Mayan's are warm and very appreciative. Very highly recommended.
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January 16-24, 2016 I went on my third mission trip to Guatemala. I so enjoy going and this time was extra special, I went with my daughter, son and daughter-in-law. The work we do is labor intensive but I don't mind it's all worth it because God has allowed me to let His light shine through me. Whether it's building a kitchen, bathroom or classrooms it's so awesome to help our brothers and sisters from a different part of the world. The team that lead us on the worksite are wonderful individuals who are able to make it an enjoyable and memorial time. Everyone is so nice and helpful and where we stayed, I never once felt unsafe. They took very good care of us. Thank you for inviting us to come and help and have memories that will last a life time.
I was a short-term, one (1) week, missionary team member. This organization is superb! Our 'assignments' were well-defined and well-supervised. There was a refreshing mix of 'work' and cultural experiences that left me with a realistic appreciation and understanding of the people and the country. I was encouraged/pleased to see a substantial use/hiring of local talent. Mission Guatemala is a program for and OF the people it has been designed to serve. ... I will participate in this program again.
Wonderful experience! Very well organized with knowledgeable staff, including translators, guides, cooks, and construction engineers. Great cultural experience in addition to the construction work. Tom and Dave are great and Diego our guide was amazing!
Our TEAM had an OUTSTANDING week!!
Very organized and fun staff!!
Outstanding mission trip. Great community interaction and involvement.
Excellent and friendly staff. The experience will open your eyes and help you appreciate the simple things in life.
Really inspiring trip. Mission Guatemala does a terrific job of leveraging mission teams and the communities in which they work. The partnerships and the level of trust they have established in the communities in San Andreas are truly wonderful. Great trip, great week.
Wonderful time! Wonderful experience! The perfect mix of work and fun. Mission Guatemala does so much for the people of San Andres area and we were right there in the middle of it. They are also committed to showing you the Mayan culture and traditions. I felt safe and well-cared for the entire time.
Welcoming staff and also got to learn a lot about the culture too! I would highly recommend it!