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Missions: Guatemala

April 2016 Mission Trip

Trip Dates: April 22–29, 2017Guatemala-2015-Wilson-127

We’re building a team of 12 people who will come alongside the residents of San Jose Arenal to build relationships, share kids’ Bible lessons, and assist in a work project. It’s a great way to provide encouragement and support to the villagers and see God grow your faith in the process!

Application Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016

To apply, click the button below and you’ll be taken to ManagedMissions website. Once there, select the “I don’t have a ManagedMissions login” button, and you’ll create a login and begin the application process.

 

Registration is now closed

 

FAQ:

How much does it cost?   $1,350/person – Participants will raise support to pay their way.

Are there any medical or health restrictions?   No

Are there any particular skills I need to have?   No specific skills; just an attitude of teamwork and flexibility.

Do all applicants automatically go on the trip?   No, applications will be reviewed by the team leaders and one person from the epikos Missions Committee. Applicants may be interviewed so that leaders can better support them in the application process:

  • to clarify any questions on your application.
  • if you are new to short term missions, to address your questions as well as ours.
  • to further discuss any circumstances, health issues or other things that will help you and us understand if this is the right trip and the right time for you to go.
  • to consider your team contribution; etc.

If you have any other questions

E-mail frank@epikos.org

 

HISTORY AND VISION: Growth through partnershipGuatemala_Map

In 2015 epikos began a relationship with two small villages in the mountains of Guatemala, Caniche and San Jose Arenal, though an organization called Food for the Hungry (FH). One part of that relationship involved many people from epikos sponsoring children from those villages, and it’s been wonderful to see so many people giving generously. Another part involved sending a team of 31 people in 2015 to serve the people of Caniche and San Jose Arenal through teaching, helping to construct a school and community center, and most importantly, relationship-building. Then, in early 2016, epikos sent a team of eight people, made up mostly of people who wanted to lead future mission teams.

Guatemala-2015-Wilson-082All of these steps have laid the foundation for what we foresee as a five-year relationship with the villages, during which we plan to send teams of 10-15 people to work alongside the villagers and build up those communities. The end goal of the partnership is to have these communities self-sustaining in the areas of faith, physical health (especially infant chronic malnutrition), and economics.

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