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27 Feb 2017
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/1-6-300x200.jpg 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/1-6-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /> The group widens the septic tank pit to make way for the next level of concrete blocks. Mission Guatemala recently spent a week with our friends from Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, Indiana! The team of six...
27 Feb 2017
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2-4-300x200.jpg 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2-4-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /> Handing more blocks down to build the walls of the septic tank! Thanks to a great group of volunteers from Christ United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Indiana, and Our Saviour Lutheran in West Lafayette, Indiana, the...
01 Nov 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FUMC-Noblesville_... 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FUMC-Noblesville_... 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /> Construction efforts at the Tat Loy Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center made further strides recently thanks to the hard work from a team of volunteers from Noblesville First United Methodist Church, in...
24 Oct 2016
September 15th is Guatemala’s Independence Day, in which the country celebrates their winning of independence from Spain in 1821. As part of the yearly celebrations, the community schools traditionally elect a “Niña de la Paz,” or Independence Day queen, and this year Mission Guatemala was invited to attend the events in the communities of Choquec and Nueva Esperanza. We are grateful for the...
24 Oct 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Centenary-UMC_17-... 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Centenary-UMC_17-... 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /> We recently had the opportunity to host a wonderful team of volunteers from Centenary United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Indiana. This was their first time with Mission Guatemala, and for many of the team...
23 Sep 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Casa-Tat-Loy-Grou... 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Casa-Tat-Loy-Grou... 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /> Over these busy past summer months, the remodeling and construction at the Casa Tat Loy Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center has also continued to make huge strides, thanks to the hard work of teams from...
05 Aug 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1.-Chuti-Inaug-Fi... 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1.-Chuti-Inaug-Fi... 768w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> It was a wonderful day of celebration as we joined the community of Chuti-Estancia for the inauguración, or grand opening, of the kitchen and dining area that volunteers with Mission Guatemala have been...
27 Jul 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1.-Theres-always-... 300w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1.-Theres-always-... 768w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> The kitchen and dining area that Mission Guatemala has been building for the public elementary school in the community of Chuti-Estancia is finally completed, thanks to the hard work of teams from Purdue...
16 Mar 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1a.-Bolting-It-On... 768w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1a.-Bolting-It-On... 800w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> Thanks to a hardworking group from St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel, Indiana, our medical clinic now has a new outdoor patio waiting area! Many patients that come to the clinic arrive early...
15 Mar 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1.-IMG_0042-copy-... 768w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1.-IMG_0042-copy.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> The classrooms at Xecotoj now have a tile floor! Thanks to the hard work of a team from Advent United Methodist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina, the two classrooms being constructed by Mission...
29 Feb 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1.-Stucco-copy-76... 768w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1.-Stucco-copy.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> The construction on the elementary school classrooms in Xecotoj continued to make great strides recently, thanks to the hard work of a team from Newburgh United Methodist Church in Newburgh, Indiana. Newburgh...
09 Feb 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1.-Entrando-copy-... 768w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1.-Entrando-copy.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> Clausura Mayan Families Preschool 2015 Recently, Mission Guatemala had the honor of sharing once again in the graduation ceremony of the “Caritas Soñadores” preschool that is located at our clinic...
03 Feb 2016
http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/16.-XecotojClassr... 768w, http://missionguatemala.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/16.-XecotojClassr... 800w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> For our second team of 2016, we were excited to welcome volunteers from Our Saviour Lutheran Church in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Christ United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Indiana. Most of the members of...
20 Dec 2015
The construction on the kitchen and dining area in the community of Chutiestancia made further progress recently, thanks to the hard work of a team from Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton, Indiana. Though the group was small in size due to unfortunate last minute cancellations, the five person team definitely made their presence felt on the construction site! Throughout the week, the group continued...
02 Sep 2015
by Bishop Michael Coyner, Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church It is hard to believe that Mission Guatemala is already 5 years old! What an amazing record of successful mission partnership has been developed in such a short time! I will remember my first reactions to hearing Tom Heaton’s vision for this new ministry, and I must confess that I was one who did not see clearly the potential. As Tom...
31 Jul 2015
Excitement was in the air recently at the public elementary school in Nueva Esperanza, as students, teachers, community members and Mission Guatemala staff gathered to celebrate the four-year anniversary of Mission Guatemala’s feeding program in the community. Additionally, we were honored to be joined at the celebration by a group of nutrition students from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, who were working...
04 Jun 2015
Mission Guatemala was recently joined by a team from Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia, who conducted wellness exams and health screenings for the students of the schools in Chutiestancia and Las Canoas Bajas, as well as for the residents of Tat Loy, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in San Lucas Toliman that Mission Guatemala has partnered with. The goal for the week was to address the...
15 Mar 2015
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” –W.B. Yeats At Mission Guatemala, we believe access to education is an essential component in empowering people to overcome poverty. The Guatemalan government technically provides free public education through the 9th grade, but government schools are chronically underfunded and often require students to travel to a different community each day...
18 Jan 2015
Mission Guatemala was honored to host a team made up of the leadership of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. The team was led by Bishop Mike Coyner and included the Bishop’s executive assistant, as well as district superintendents and conference directors. The group participated in a variety of activities throughout the week, as they learned more about Mission Guatemala, saw firsthand...
19 Nov 2014
Your Giving Tuesday” gift to Mission Guatemala on December 2, will be matched dollar for dollar! Simply make a gift to Mission Guatemala using this link  www.bit.ly/missionguatemala and your gift will be matched by the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Matching funds are limited, so please give just after midnight (EST) the morning of Dec. 2 to ensure that your donation is...
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