MISSION GUATEMALA INC

Rating: 4.93 stars   238 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with Mission Guatemala was perfect. There was a highly skilled team of experts covering all fields from construction to translation to interpersonal relations. I highly recommend Mission Guatemala for your mission needs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

obviously funding is always difficult for a smaller group like this, but I would not make changes to what this organization is doing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Guatemala is making a difference in the lives of many in small villages near Panajachel. In less then 3 years they have established a low cost clinic that treats people who may not have access to doctors or dentists. They have created a feeding center that provides lunches to students who may not get enough to eat.

Their stove project is improving lives by giving families a safe way to make meals in their own homes without the hazard of excess smoke and harm to the children with an open fire.

God is leading Tom Heaton and his staff to great things!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I really feel the mix of the translators and drivers was excellent and very engaging. In addition the people that were hired to help train us on the technical pieces of work (block laying, doing similar work to stucco and laying tiles) were so patient and really took their time to make make sure we had the chance to do the work. I would figure a way to hire Carlos as he was a super individual on the technical piece and was so very patient (especially with some of our younger team). Another exciting opportunity was having the chance tow work with the children. They were always excited to see us and made every effort to learn some English as well as to work on learning our names. The experience we had just makes you want to come back for more mission trips and also figure out how to be an ambassador for getting other monetary and non-monetary donations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find ways to get more funding to help the group have even more impact on the local people. Tom and his team are great and are out really looking for the best ways to have the largest impact - Keep up the great work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

My time with Mission Guatemala was an absolute joy! The staff of Mission Guatemala showed tremendous passion for mission and the organization they have acheived is remarkable. Their ability to involve the Guatemalan community with their projects shows their commitment to the sustainability of mission work. This is what mission work is supposed to look like and it is exactly what developing communities/nations require -stainable growth. Tom Heaton and Dave Burns are doing outstanding work and it shows that they have devoted a large amount of thought and patience to this project. I will definitely be staying in touch with this group in the future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding so they could expand and continue their great work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

"For GOD so LOVED He GAVE" I know that is not the full quote, but what I experienced in working with MIssion Guatamala was true Love for the people of Guatamala that compels us to GIVE ourselves to service in God's name. Our team built a hand-washing station for a school and painted their dual use basketball/soccer court. We came to know the children and got to spend a lot of time with them. Everyone from the "boss man" (construction foreman ) to the last volunteer gave of their time to not only complete the project, but to complete it as well as we could in professional manner. Mission Guatamala is also concerned with building relationship in the community and encouraging members of the community to take ownerhip and pride in where they live and become a part of the work of the Mission.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I cannot think of anything. The accomodations, food, and general organization exceeded my expectations.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have never seen faith or the gospel in action the way I saw it through the work of Mission Guatemala. The vision and incredible thorough strategy the leadership has in this mission effort is unlike anything I've ever seen or heard of. The entire focus is on the community they are there to help. Our team was deeply involved with the community we worked for and felt incredible love and acceptance by everyone we encountered thanks to the wonderful efforts Mission Guatemala has given to establish and nurture relationships. Truly unbelievable how this organization works. Words cannot fully express what I wish to convey. You must see it to believe it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

flood them with money to help them realize their goals. I've never trusted an organization like I do Mission Guatemala.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with Mission Guatemala was a great one! My team worked at two different locations building "flush toilets" and "hand-washing stations" for school children in rural communities. Tom, Dave, and other staff members were passionate about the work of the mission. And the locals were so welcoming and appreciative of the work being done in their communities.

Having been on another international mission trip to Mexico, I had an idea of what this trip would be like; however, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodations, the food, and the cultural experiences provided by Mission Guatemala.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There were a couple of mornings where we were slow to get started. I'm not sure what caused the delays, but it cost us a couple of hours at the the work sites. Having said that, we still accomplished a lot in our week there, finishing one project and starting another.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Guatemala is a well-organized and highly functioning ministry. Once you see and hear their story, you know God is at work in a mighty way. It is a joy to participate in such an effective and growing ministry that is so highly honored in every community in which they work.

The Mission makes it easy to travel to their location so that you can serve in meaningful work. The accommodations are outstanding. The food is terrific. The scenery is beyond amazing. Expect to have your life impacted in many wonderful ways. If you're looking to travel to serve, you won't find a more accommodating and meaningful experience.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Guatemala is amazing! The people from Mission Guatemala are friendly, helpful, and committed to what they do, and I had a great time working alongside them. The work we did was fun and rewarding, and it was great to be a part of what this wonderful organization is doing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was so much fun working with Mission Guatemala. I had so much fun with the workers, as well as the children of the places we were working. I cannot wait to work on another project with them!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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