The St. Luke's UMC 2017 Guatemalan Mission team had an exciting, fun-filled, and productive trip the week of 19 March. During our nine days together, our mission team experienced the many faces of Guatemala.
The Face of Human Need. As we worked with our families to build two, 2-room cinder-block houses, we saw their obvious need for better living conditions over their existing adobe huts.
The Face of Laughter. Our group had extremely-high, off-the-chart fun, laughter, and joking components that kept us always on our toes, enjoying each moment, and waiting for the next “funny” to occur.
The Face of Camaraderie. Our team bonded through each day as we got to know each other and enjoy the unique gifts that each brought to our mission.
The Face of Changed Lives. As we toured the water filtration plant in Antigua, we realized the health impact of clean drinking water for rural families.
The Face of Guatemala’s Future. The kids of Guatemala just stole our hearts from the children at the home sites, to kids at the cornstalk school, and to the trinket sales kids outside our hotel each afternoon. They brightened our day and motivated us to do more.
The trip was truly a transforming experience in my faith journey. If you are interested in going on next year’s trip, or would like to participate financially to sponsor a student, fund the water filtration project, assist with a scholarship for a future team member, I would like to visit with you.