Guatemala (MNN) — The struggling country of Guatemala is still trying to recover from a civil war that ended 15 years ago. It's one of the 10 poorest countries in Latin America, with approximately 29 percent of the population living below the poverty line.
In recent weeks, Mission Network News has covered stories about the sex trade, domestic abuse and poverty in Guatemala. We have learned about girls who are taken to Kids Alive shelters after suffering abuse at home. We've been encouraged by Buckner International's fight to keep traffickers from innocent children. We've discovered tangible ways to care for orphans who have never known love.
Perhaps one of those stories struck a chord with you, or perhaps you're feeling the Spirit move right now. Either way, Global Aid Network may have an opportunity for you.
GAiN USA is taking a team of short-term missioners to Guatemala this summer to help children directly. The trip will take place July 29 to August 6.
Team members will be working with Campus Crusade for Christ in the city of Chiquimula. They will have the chance to help develop ministry with an indigenous people group known as the Chorties, and they will also have the opportunity to bring aid to teachers and students.
As team members serve some of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, they will have the privilege of showing Christ's love to those around them. Opportunities to share His grace and to be the hands and feet of Christ are endless.
Individuals, small groups, or families are all welcome to join the trip. The fee is $1,900, but a land fee is also available if trip-goers wish to find their own airfare. Early registration is April 11, and the final registration deadline is May 13.
The country of Guatemala is in desperate need of aid, love, and the hope of the Gospel. You can help provide all three by joining hands with GAiN USA and other passionate believers this July and August. For more information to get registration in gear, click here.