Mission Guatemala

Monthly Mission Focus – Mission Guatemala

Mission Guatemala is a United Methodist related organization with a mission to help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served Guatemalan people through health, education, and nutrition initiatives and meaningful missionary service. Guatemala has one of the highest rates in the world for chronic childhood malnutrition. In rural areas, the often underserved and under-resourced indigenous Mayan communities can experience chronic childhood malnutrition reaching as high as 70%.

For over 11 years now, Mission Guatemala’s nutritional initiatives have included full-time school nutrition programs, and weekly lunches served in a number of community public elementary schools. Additional projects continue: medical clinic and pharmacy, dental clinic, eye clinic, feeding centers for chronically malnourished children, community development projects, vocational training programs, water filters for schools and families, fuel efficient wood burning stoves.

Because of the generous support from many partners, Mission Guatemala was able to purchase their clinic property in 2020, in San Andrés Semetabaj. For more information visit missionguatemala.com. Their philosophy is based on John Wesley’s teaching to, “Do all the good you can.”

How can you help?

  • Financial donations may be given online, click here to give.
  • Mail or drop off a check at St. Mark’s (note: Mission Guatemala)

Every dollar donated will be used to help fund Mission Guatemala’s ongoing health, education and nutrition programs for the underserved indigenous Mayan communities we serve. For more information visit missionguatemala.com.

Contact Stephanie Cohen for more information.

Mission Guatemala Trip 

2022 Trip has been postponed

If it has been on your heart to join an international mission trip, you’re invited to join St. Mark’s members in an amazing service opportunity. Experience God in a new way with a different culture, as we work together with our Guatemalan brothers and sisters in Christ, to build communities and relationships. Mission work will be in Panajachel, Guatemala and surrounding areas of mountainous San Andrés Semetabaj.

Amid the ever-changing status of the pandemic, the mission trip to Guatemala for 2022 has been postponed. Please reach out to Stephanie Cohen if you are interested in future trips. Look for more info next year as we look forward to another opportunity to serve and grow!

Contact Stephanie Cohen with questions or interest: scohen@stmarkscarmel.org