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MISSION GUATEMALA INC
March 30, 2011

We worked with Mission Guatemala serving the mission in the community of San Andres. During our time there, we helped to build a playground for the preschool/feeding program, worked on furniture for a displaced Mayan community, began digging a foundation for a food distribution center, and took and printed photos for families. Mission Guatemala was great about offering a variety of projects to keep our team active and interested.

Additionally, Tom Heaton, the director of Mission Guatemala, has worked with local lodging facilities to provide some of the best lodging we've had on any of our volunteer mission trips. It was a great place in a location that allowed us to walk out the front door into the heart of Guatemalan culture.

Bringing 20 people on our team, we were the largest group that Mission Guatemala had hosted to date. They did a great job at handling such a large number. Honestly, I've seen few who handled large groups nearly as well. Of particular note was the fact that Tom and Dave (another leader in Mission Guatemala) made it a point to join us for meals and interact with the team on a regular basis. All told, this was one of our favorite trips.

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I have heard the conversations among my youth group concerning how they experienced God on this trip. Personally, I still think it's amazing that we didn't just work, but got to see the fruits of that work and interact with the people that we were serving.

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Volunteer & Helped to build a playground for a preschool/feeding program, finished furniture for a displaced community, started digging a foundation for a food distribution center, and took and printed photos for local families.