our vision & Mission
We exist to empower Guatemala by coming alongside pastors and leaders through community development (SERVE), discipleship (DISCIPLE), and activation of the Church (SEND) to establish the Kingdom of God locally and internationally.
We SERVE communities through water filter distribution, community outreach, stove installation. (Matthew 20:28, Acts 2:45, Galatians 5:13)
We DISCIPLE through monthly Church Mobilization conferences, Beauty for Ashes, and team discipleship. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:8, 2 Timothy 2:2, 2 Timothy 3:16)
We SEND through training and mobilization. (Romans 10:14-15, Luke 10:1-3)
the republic of guatemala
A popular tourist destination for both the adventurous and the academic, The Republic of Guatemala is an exquisite country with a rich diversity in culture, language, food, wildlife, and history. The nation’s modern-day name was inspired by its original name in the Mayan language of K’iche, meaning the place of many trees.
The name is more than accurate; the greenery alone is enough to amaze. But what has been lurking underneath and around these trees for so long is what’s troubling.
As a nation, Guatemala is struggling with many severe issues. With the third highest malnutrition rate in the world and the sixth highest murder rate in the world, the cycles of poverty and hopelessness have continued spinning. As it stands, nearly 60% of the population is under the age of 24, but the continued struggle for education has created a child worker rate of 20% amid school-aged children. Alcoholism, sexual abuse, and a high orphan crisis are also among the larger issues that are found throughout the country.
The civil war that spread throughout Guatemala lasted for thirty-six years and ended less than 20 years ago, in 1996. Disunity, betrayal, and other unspeakable horrors occurred in secrecy during that time. Yet the nation survived. More than just the trees – the very people of Guatemala are the definition of resilience.
"Guatemala Country Facts Citations:
"The World Factbook: Guatemala. (2015, July 15). Retrieved June 1, 2015, from www.cia.gov"