Guatemala is rich in natural beauty - from the shores of Lake Atitlan, to the peaks of its 37 volcanoes, this Central American nation is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Behind all this beauty lies the lingering pain of a 36-year civil war and several devastating natural disasters. These tragedies have left many Guatemalan people in extreme poverty, but the Guatemalan people take pride in their hospitality and warmly welcome visitors as long-lost friends.
Connect with people and learn their personal stories. Develop relationships and bring hope to communities by prayer walking and visiting patients in hospitals.
You might partner with local schools and organizations to share the hope of Jesus. You could show love to children in one of Guatemala's many orphanages. Thousands of children are growing up in institutions, desperate for love and connection.
Guatemala’s history dates back thousands of years. Visitors can experience the once mighty Mayan civilization, shop in local markets, or be captivated by the delightful people. You could even have the chance to visit the historic town of Antigua for shopping or other adventures.
Be touched by the beauty of the people here. Get a first-hand glimpse of their joy in spite of their meager resources. Find your own heart changed.
Will you respond to the call to “go” and encourage the people of Guatemala?
Photos by jonathanlancegarner, meganthomas, amandabennes, lisarodas
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