Country File: GUATEMALA
The exquisite appeal of this country comes from it’s natural beauty. The views are breathtaking through the mountains and valleys. The coffee produced here is shipped to 5-star restaurants in Europe. There are volcanoes, Mayan ruins, jade, and much more to entice tourists. Yet in all this splendor, there is much work to be done for the Kingdom of God. There are people who are experiencing starvation, others are disillusioned by cult-like groups who call themselves Christians, and many still have not heard the Gospel.
Outreach (1-week or 10-day trip)
The ground is largely unplowed spiritually in the area of this country where team members will be going. From ministry to indigenous Indian tribes, to children in the schools, to local Guatemalans, there will be an emphasis on evangelism in this trip. Reaching out to the youth and young people is another focus. Other opportunities include small construction projects at one of our contact's churches, and also impacting communities that are experiencing starvation through hands-on delivery of food and building friendships as team members show the love of God in a very practical way.
Airfare and In-country Transportation
At Global Infusion, we are committed to taking care of as many logistical details as possible, so you, the short-term missionary, can focus on your INFUSION ADVENTURE. We coordinate all the airline travel booking as it is included in the trip cost. We also are responsible for the organization of all in-country transportation. The cost of your flight is included in the total trip cost.
Passports & Visas
A valid passport is required. If you do not have a valid passport, please click here to obtain one. No visa is required.
A recent tetanus and Hepatitis A are both recommended. If you have any questions or concerns about your immunizations, please contact your family physician before they are administered.
The team will be staying in a modest hotel. You are not required to bring a pillow, or a sleeping bag (or sheets). During the summer months, the weather is very warm, and during the winter months, the weather is still warm, but can get cool at night; it is important to bring the corresponding sleepware and clothing. The food is prepared by our contacts on site and clean water is always available.
There will be time set aside for souvenir shopping and site-seeing at the conclusion of your trip. Team members will be going to Antigua Guatemala, a small city just outside of Guatemala City and is less than an hour from the airport. You will be spending the night in this city in order to explore everything it has to offer in the time you are there. Founded in 1543, "La Antigua" was once the third most important Spanish city in the Americas. The city, built on a grid plan inspired by the Italian Renaissance, amassed a number of superb monuments in less than three centuries. Its rich colonial heritage (the town is packed with churches, monasteries, and convents), famous Easter celebrations, three surrounding volcanoes, and abundance of flowers, make it a place you will always remember visiting.
All other information, including what to pack, weather conditions, country history, fundraising techniques, health recommendations, and cross-cultural travel tips are all included in the INFUSION ADVENTURES manual you will receive once your application and deposit has been turned in to Global Infusion.
$1800 per person
(airfare included, 1 week trip)