Our team of ten from Newburgh United Methodist Church just completed a week of love, labor and community with Mission Guatemala. This was my fifth trip to Mission Guatemala and each new visit enriches the experience. We have developed lasting relationships with the staff and work crews that supervise the projects we do. The people of Guatemala that we serve have a trust and respect for Mission Guatemala that is apparent. The people are engaged and involved with the staff and the volunteers who work with them. The projects are their projects, not just something that someone else thinks they need! I would highly recommend this experience for teams of any age or skill level.
Just spent 8 days with Mission Guatemala working on restrooms for the school in Caliaj Tecpan. This was my fourth trip with MG and I will keep coming as long as I am able. The staff of MG have become family to me. The joy of the children, the hard working, friendly Mayan workers, the accommodations, the healthy, delicious meals, and the fellowship are impossible to adequately describe. My experiences have changed my life and renewed my spirit.
If you are looking to participate in a mission that is 5 star, please consider Mission Guatemala. Very well organized from start to finish. Really enjoyed being immersed in their culture.
Blessings to all,
Dave and his team exceeded our expectations in every way. It was a great week spent with wonderful people.
This was our 1st time working with Mission Guatemala and I cannot say enough positive things about them! The staff is incredible. They made us feel welcome and really spent time getting to know us, and vice versa, during the meals we shared together. Communication from staff to our team was excellent. The River House is beautiful and peaceful. There is plenty of space for group devotional time or if you need to slip away to spend time alone and re-center, you can find a quiet nook somewhere. Also, there is HOT water, which (from previous experience) is hard to find. This year marked my 3rd year of mission trips to Guatemala and this year's trip was my favorite. I came back inspired, strengthened in my faith and renewed in my spirit. The only downside is having to wait a whole year before I can return.
Very intentional group! Living by the motto "Do all you can" while doing no harm.
Our week with Mission Guatemala was one of the best mission experience I've had in almost 25 years of leading teams! The staff was organized, welcoming, gracious, and patient. Mission Guatemala is intentional and thoughtful in their work, seeking to 'do no harm' while 'doing good' and loving God and the neighbor. Accommodations were comfortable and the food was delicious. I loved the spirit of the people and organization--would definitely recommend and hope to bring a team again!
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 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.