Great people, great trip, and very nice place to stay and work. My only complaint is that I do not feel like we worked as much as I wanted too. We did learn a lot about the culture and such which is wonderful, but I came to work and do not feel that we did as much work as I hoped to.
We have just returned from a week long work camp organized by Mission Guatemala. We received helpful guidance all through the planning process, and were well cared for all through the course of the week. The leadership is top-notch and the foremen at the work site are skilled and patient, allowing each of our 18 participants, from youth through senior adults, to feel useful . We worked hard, yet had time to explore the land and learn more about the culture. This is my 3rd time going to Mission Guatemala and I look forward to leading a team again next year.
The Mission Guatemala staff was amazing... always there to help my team’s needs and there to encourage us in various areas throughout the week. I felt like I was there for a purpose and really enjoyed/helped make progress with the construction project even though I was inexperienced in that area.
Mission Guatemala was a great experience for our Daughter in June of 2016 and for me as well in Oct. 2017.
Mission Guatemala impressed me in how they take care of the Mayan people on so many levels!
I will be going back for several more years.
Mission Guatemala is always striving to do the best they can. I pray and hope God continues to use this organization to help people in the future!
This trip was my first! Guatemala is a beautiful country and the people are amazing.
I am pleased with the staff and the care that they gave us.
Had a wonderful time, great accomidations, good food, was a wonderful place to use my god given talents to help those in a remote area of the world, most often forgotten by us.
The river house is a beautiful place, I photographed over 60 native plants and their flowers for my 88 year old mother to see, as well as my own enjoyment. The local people and those with whom I worked with were warm, friendly, and appreciative of our team. We made many friends in the week spent at Mission Guatemala. Mr. David Pugh
What a wonderful experience, with a wonderful group of caring individuals. Mission Guatemala is providing necessary medical treatments, nutritional lunch programs for kids and aiding the communities in many other ways.
I just returned form a Mission Guatemala work project (pouring concrete columns for a regional teachers' building) and our group of 12 wholeheartedly feels that the projects Mission Guatemala works on are chosen in a way that shares the most good as decided by the community leaders. All of their programs -- nutrition, scholarships and construction -- are constantly reviewed to make sure they are effective, needed and supported locally. Well done good and faithful servants!
Mission Guatemala was an extremely organized nonprofit that took the time to teach our team about the culture of Guatemala. Members of the Mission Guatemala team went out of their way to welcome our team and make us feel like one big family. This nonprofit went above and beyond and I cannot wait to return to Casa del Rio.
Everything was great!! The entire staff are truly amazing people. All are so helpful , friendly and easy going. They made getting around the area easy because they were such a huge help with any questions or concerns our group had. Someone was always around and available. The accommodations were great and I felt very safe :)
Amazing experience and a fantastic staff! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. I will definitely be coming back to do more mission work with this organization!
We were able to serve people and see immediate results. Construction and wood stove installations were very rewarding. Food was excellent, and the country and people are beautiful!
They are doing the Lord's work in Guatemala working with the Mayan people and bring in mission teams to help and share in this experience and show Christ's love in them by meeting them at their point of need. This last mission with Elberton First Methodist United Methodist of Elberton, Ga USA, was my second mission to Guatemala. While the new has worn off and there have been staff changes, there is nothing to keep me from going back again and I will hold Mission Guatemala and the Mayan people there close to my heart and endeavor to support the best I can. God's will be done!
Excelleñt , holistiç, woñderful staff, organization, mission. Praise Jesus.
My son and I just returned from our mission trip in Guatemala and the experience was amazing. Mission Guatemala is truly a wonderful non profit organization that helps the community in so many ways while treating the people in the community with respect and kindness. All of the staff members are great!!
Mission Guatemala is an excellent organization and our mission trip experience was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a service project and learn about their clinic and outreach efforts in the area. Good accommodations, great food and friendly, helpful and informed staff.
I am totally impressed with the works and accomplishments that Mission Guatemala has done for the people in this beautiful country. Through their dedicated staffs, I had the opportunity to learn about the people, the culture, and the accomplishments. I am looking forward to return in the near future.
I very much enjoyed my trip to Mission Guatemala July 29 - August 6. Everyone who works for Mission Guatemala is very focused on the safely of all of the volunteers as well as the people of Guatemala.
This was a fantastic host for our mission trip. They are very interested in building the local community instead of just providing services. They charge a minimal fee for medical and education services so there is buy-in from the locals. They try to buy local and use local help when possible. We felt well taken care of as a mission group, but were allowed a lot of freedom as well. They did a great job of introducing us to the local culture.
My week spent working with Mission Guatemala was a wonderful experience. I was very pleased with the well planned projects, transportation and meals, hospitality and care from the employees, opportunity to learn about the mission's history and current projects, and the fun cultural experiences.
By the end of my trip I felt like family with the Mission Guatemala employees, the team I traveled with, and the team we worked alongside. It was hard to leave, and I definitely want to return to help Mission Guatemala. It is a great organization with wonderful people!