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Mission Guatemala Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   279 reviews 45,908

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

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Mission Guatemala Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 4 stars  

This was my first experience on a mission trip out of the US. I was impressed by how smoothly it was run. The punctuality of meals, leaving for work site and other events was nice. The men assigned to help us at the site were some of the nicest I have ever met. They were so patient and helpful. I enjoyed interacting with them about their families. One was so eager to learn any English word he could and I loved being able to help him.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with Mission Guatemala as an adult chaperone for the LOUMC youth group in July, 2015. The staff was very helpful in providing everything we needed to make our stay pleasant and hassle free. I was particularly impressed by the vision of this organization. They are trying to change the future of an entire generation in the area they serve.
We spent 5 days working with a local crew to help double the size of an elementary school. The crew taught me a lot about how to build a solid structure without all the tools and materials we have readily available in the US. Our kids also got the chance to interact with the local students and it made a deep impression on all of them.
I would highly recommend this organization to any faith community that is looking to get involved in meaningful mission work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Guatemala is a fantastic organization. I have done twoisdion projects with them and I look forward to doing more in the future. They are organized. The accommodations are nice. The food is fantastic. The trip includes 2 fun days where you can truly see the beauty of the country. The work sites allow you an opportunity to work alongside the people you are serving. Very rewarding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a great time assisting Mission Guatemala with their current projects. We mostly helped build onto a new school, and those helping us learn how to construct were extremely patient and kind. The compound we stayed at was kept up well, and I felt very safe and secure throughout the entire trip. I especially thought it was nice how they balance out the work with fun, such as boat trips across the lake and a night out to dinner.

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