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MISSION GUATEMALA INC
April 6, 2011

I had the opportunity to lead a team of 12 adults from my church to Guatemala to work with Mission Guatemala. My entire team was impressed with the work MIssion Guatemala is doing in the region of San Andres, Guatemala and the nearly immediate impact their work is making in lives around the area. Through Mission Guatemala's medical clinic, soon to be operational dental clinic, preschool, feeding program, and countless other services it became apparent to my team that the opportunities for Mission Guatemala to grow in meeting the needs of individuals in the area are endless.

As the leader of this team I greatly appreciated the way in which Mission Guatemala used not only our team fees to be in country but the ways in which it uses its donations of supplies and money to engage the local community and meet as many needs as possible.

I would highly recommend Mission Guatemala as an non-profit organization that is making a difference in the lives of the people of Guatemala. I would not hesitate to take another team there and am actually planning another trip this fall.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...person, face to face, experiences. I was able to walk through the tent community that will receive the furniture my team built. I was able to play with the kids on a now safe playground that my team helped fence in. I was able to talk with individuals from Nuevas Esperanza whose children will benefit from the feeding station my team helped build. I saw the ways in which my team's monies were used to hire local individuals that not only cooked us amazing food but helped to provide for their families.

Ways to make it better...

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

...continue to look for ways to get the "word out" about the things Mission Guatemala is doing. I would also begin the process of looking for additional land for another site somewhere in Guatemala.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped fence in a playground at the preschool, begin the process of setting up a dental clinic, helped build a feeding station for the Nuevas Esperanza community, and built furniture for a community currently living in tents.