Guatemala Mission Trip
February 17-25, 2006
Welcome to the Guatemala Family Mission Trip Home Page!
There will be updated information (photos and reports) while we are in
Guatemala and we invite you to follow along as often as you can. We are
so very grateful for your prayers (please see Prayer
MPPC is a church which believes strongly that Christ should be the center
of families. Several years ago the first family short term trip to Juarez
Mexico took place and it was such a blessing to parents, children and
the entire church that many more such trips have taken place since. This
trip to Guatemala is the first specifically family trip to a more distant
destination – with the need to trust God even more as we travel
further out of our comfort zones with those who are most precious to us.
Partnership Ministries of Central America, founded by Steve and Laura
Reed is an ideal organization for us to partner with on this trip. Steve
felt called to start this ministry while he was pastoring a Spanish speaking
church in San Francisco and he is a strong family man who loves children
and always wants to include them in ministry. The Guatemalans also value
children highly and we will undoubtedly enjoy assisting with the children’s
Vacation Bible School as part of the ministry in addition to all ages
helping to build the church which they will have done the largest part
of before we arrive.
Partnership Ministries is very clear that the North Americans they take
to Central America are going to learn and serve alongside the nationals
who are already doing a wonderful job. As we serve near Guatemala City
alongside a pastor and his church, we and our children are going to understand
much more about humility and the privilege of being invited into another
culture which has so much to teach us.