We have many ways for you to be directly involved in serving through our ministry including:
- Short term mission trips, usually 1 week
- Helping with our construction projects
- Long-term missionaries to teach English to the kids and coordinate extra curricular activities, and assist the ADVANCE program
The program for your week-long trip depends on the time of year you come and the type of gifts and talents of your team. These are determined by communicating with your leadership of your group and coming up with the type of ministry that would fit your group and a schedule that works for everyone.
1. Spending time with the kids at Casa De Mi Padre is always a favorite. These times can include scheduled games or programs or include simple hang out time with the kids.
We offer evangelism opportunities reaching out to the people of Quiche through group evangelism in the city parks. Our kids lead the way sharing the gospel and praying with people while the group members assist by praying and handing out gospel tracks or Bibles. The group needs to provide the hand out literature in Spanish. The ministry has Bibles for distribution. We also have a night available for a visit to the national hospital emergency area to pray for the sick, share a simple gospel message, pass our gospel literature, and distribute refreshments to those present.
Groups can also go to various villages in the late afternoon and share the Jesus Film in the native language of Quiche. These outreaches work best when they are combined with some type of morning ministry to help promote the evening outreach. At the end of the movie a clear gospel invitation to receive Christ needs to be included. This can be done by the group member in conjunction with an area pastor when one is available.
Groups can visit public or private schools and share the gospel or teach some kind of biblical subject. However the group needs to create an exciting children or youth program that will give the group a platform to entertain and interest the kids in order to present the gospel. An invitation to receive Christ can be given in many of the schools. The type of program will depends on the gifts and talent of each group and the leadership.
We always have small work projects at the house as well as painting that needs to be done. We will keep you busy, just ask!
We are actively recruiting teams from around the country to come and assist us in the building process as we build the new home for our kids. Because this will be a 3-4 year project, what exactly your team will do is largely dependent on when you come and where we are in the process. This could be anywhere from building fence and constructing walls and gates to building the garage and storage facilities to laying block for the main house and running plumbing and electrical, and on and on the possibilities go.
Your team will work alongside our Guatemalan workers for the entire time you work at the site and assist with the construction wherever we are in the process. This will be a work-first mission project for you and your group so most of your time will be spent on the site working on the construction. Your team members will need to be prepared to do light to moderate to sometimes heavy construction work while you are here. Of course, we will never discourage people who are less able but still want to help from coming on the mission and we will find tasks for them to do as well. We leave the decision as to who comes on your team to the discretion of each group and we want to honor and respect that, so we will always have tasks that can be performed by pretty much anyone available to your group. You will also have the opportunity to meet and get to know the kids of Casa de Mi Padre a little bit and see firsthand who you are helping by your commitment to come.
For more details about serving opportunities or to schedule your trip, contact Shane Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details about pricing and trip requirements, click here for our mission information packets.