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Why Guatemala?
Hector and Ruth Aragon, one of our Global Partners, have been involved in evangelism and administration for ChildCARE Plus sponsorship program for over 20 years in Guatemala. There are over 500 ChildCARE Plus sponsor children in Guatemala in addition to 17 schools that are linked to a local assembly and provide education up to technical studies. The Aragons have hosted many Short Term Mission Teams over the years, including two from Glad Tidings in 2014 & 2015. Those teams were involved in street ministry, building projects, and medical services. Past trips to Guatemala have been very successful, life changing experiences for many.  We're excited to work with Hector and Ruth again and see what God will do!
Trip Details
Destination: Guatemala City and surrounding area, Guatemala
Dates: February 27th - March 8th, 2020
Team Demographic: Mature Adults (50+, but others are welcome to join!)
Description: The team will be engaged in a variety of different ministry projects with our Mission Partners, Hector & Ruth Aragon, including ministering to children with exceptionalities, new mothers, and seniors in hospitals and nursing homes. They will also have the chance to visit some of the many ChildCARE Plus sponsored children in Guatemala, including our own GT sponsored children. Along with these and other ministry opportunities, the team will help with a couple of small building projects.
Cost per person: Approx. $2,400 (CAD)*
*This approximation is subject to change. Group fundraising will provide an opportunity to reduce the cost per individual.
Supporting the Team
You can support our Guatemala Team first and foremost by praying for them as they prepare. Here are some prayer points to consider while our team prepares and is on Mission. We are trusting God for amazing things!
Please pray for:
  • Finances/Fundraising
  • Effective planning
  • Health & safety for the team as they travel
  • Our Global Partners Ruth & Hector Aragon in Guatemala 
  • Open doors of opportunity to minister in unique and effective ways
  • Receptive hearts to the gospel
  • Team Unity
  • Miracles 
  • Divine Appointments (God divinely lining up meetings with people whose hearts are ready to hear)
  • Team Members to have open hearts to listen and respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit
  • Lasting impact in the lives of people in Guatemala and the Team
We would also welcome your financial support. You can give directly towards this trip using the button below. You can also support the team by participating in their Silent Auction fundraiser in Nov/Dec (Details TBA).

Is it your turn to go?

Get Ready...
First and foremost, take some time to pray about this opportunity.
If you think you may be interested in going, we encourage you to attend one of two scheduled info sessions:
July 14th @12:45pm (after the 2nd Service in the Social Centre)
August 11th @12:45pm (after the 2nd Service in the Social Centre)
If you have questions or would like more information about the trip to Guatemala or about joining other Short Term Mission Teams, we'd love to connect with you and discuss current and future opportunities.
Get Set...

Our sessions are critical to team building and preparation. We ask that you prioritize your attendance at these meetings.  Before applying, please carefully check your calendar and confirm the training dates work for you.  There will be an allowance for a maximum of three missed meetings.


Start the application process online by clicking the button below. The deadline to apply is August 25th, 2019, but if you are able to complete your application sooner, that's great! 

Submitting an application does not guarantee you a place on a mission team, nor does it obligate you to go. Once the application has been reviewed, you will be informed if it has been approved or not. If approved, you will then have the opportunity to confirm your commitment to go or to decline the opportunity.