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Change lives in Guatemala through short-term missions

By September 14, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Orphan Outreach via Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Orphan Outreach via Facebook)

Guatemala (MNN) — The country of Guatemala is home to around 370,000 orphans. Seventy percent of people live below the poverty line.

The country is in desperate need of hope, and you can provide it. Through Orphan Outreach, you can take a one- or two-week mission trip to Guatemala working alongside some of the world’s most destitute people.

Orphan Outreach is leading two back-to-back mission trips, the first from January 31 to February 6, and the second lasting from February 6 to February 12. Participants can choose to stay for just the first or both of the weeks.

Throughout the first week, participants will work at Little House of Refuge (Pequeno Refugio) in Quetzaltenango (Xela), teaching life skills and ESL, doing light construction work and forming relationships with the children. Then, the team will visit Santiago and serve at the Good Shepherd School and Cerro de Oro through teaching and prayer.

During the second week, the team will have the opportunity to do those same things and distribute food to families living in a local dump. The group will also visit a couple of orphanages to teach life skills, do light construction work and build relationships, as well as bless children in the Down Syndrome School in Guatemala City.

Does this sound like something you would be interested in? The difference you can make and the relationships you form can last a lifetime. Follow this link to find more details about the trips and how you can get involved. Click here to learn more about the country of Guatemala and how Orphan Outreach is meeting its needs.

Remember also to keep this country and Orphan Outreach in your prayers. Pray that Orphan Outreach would continue meeting physical and spiritual needs and that families would find hope in the Gospel.

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