Work in Guatemala

There are more than 370,000 children who are orphaned in Guatemala. 68% of all children in Guatemala live below the poverty line. Guatemala’s poverty is highest in remote areas with little access to quality education and good nutrition. 5,000 girls under the age of 15 become pregnant every year, and 8 out of 10 women are victims of abuse or exploitation. 75% of all children attending school in Guatemala will drop out after sixth grade, and only 4% will graduate from high school. Orphan Outreach responds to the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in Guatemala in five ways. They provide safe, nurturing support for young adults as they leave traditional residential care and navigate the transition to independent living. They provide restoration and security to children whose lives have been ravaged by neglect, abuse, and exploitation. They invest in community outreach programs that strengthen and preserve families in high-risk, impoverished areas. These programs provide nutritious meals, access to Christian education, quality counseling and mentoring, and urgently needed medical care. We equip students and their families with the resources needed to continue their educational journey through junior high and high school. We provide Christ-centered therapeutic support for children and young adults with disabilities.

Mission Opportunity 

September 18-22 2022

Cost: $2450 (A $200 deposit is required with the registration. The balance will need to be paid in two installments: $1125 will be due on August 1st and $1125 will be due on September 1st.)

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Orphan Outreach to send an all-women’s mission team to Guatemala. The mission of Orphan Outreach is to glorify Jesus Christ by having a significant, long-term impact on orphaned and vulnerable children, equipping each child for a fulfilling, independent Christian life in their community. The team will visit Antigua, Chimaltenanago, and Guatemala City. While there the team will get to visit and help out at many of the different ministry sites of Orphan Outreach. The cost will cover the needed expenses (including airline tickets) but things NOT included in the trip cost include personal souvenirs, personal snacks, and airline baggage fees. If you have any questions please reach out to Evan Nehring.

Registration Ends June 3

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Volunteers Needed:

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