GUATEMALA HOUSE OF HOPE
cultural exposure trip
Sunday March 8 in the Cornerstone Conference Room
Dates: July 18-25, 2020.
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2020
Team Leader: TBD
Type of Trip: Cultural Exposure Trip
Organization: Catalyst Resources International
Description of Guatemala
Guatemala is about the size of the state of Tennessee and is composed of three main regions: the steamy jungle in the northern lowlands, the tropical Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the cooler and more populous highlands. Guatemala is known for its rich Mayan history, but has more recently experienced a fierce civil war that lasted 36 years, from 1960-1996. Religion in Guatemala is fairly complex, with traditional Mayan spirituality still very much a presence, particularly in the highlands, along with Catholicism and the more recent incursions of Evangelical Christianity.
Description of the Trip
This is a great trip for singles, couples or families with older children who would like to experience life in another culture while contributing in a significant way to the lives of local residents.
Catalyst Resources International works with local pastors to identify families in their churches with physical needs, and then links them to Christians in the U.S. who would like to help meet those needs in the name of Christ. While there, we will be working with a local family to build a simple house for them; the family will already have invested money and effort in preparing the work site before our arrival. No prior construction experience is required! During the construction, some of us can spend time pouring into the many kids who will gather to watch the action. We will also make ourselves available one day to visit and contribute in whatever way we can to the House of Hope, an orphanage founded and run by Justin and Diane Herman. Finally, we will take a day for fun, enjoying as a team what Guatemala has to offer.
For more information, contact Sarah Day at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear more about how you can be involved.
You can express interest in this trip by clicking the button below. Write “Guatemala Summer 2020” in the trip name box when completing the form.