Trip Focus: Medical, Construction, Children's & Adult Ministry.
Guatemala Summer STM: June 4-11, 2023 (2352)
OHC short-term teams' partner with Quiche village families in the beautiful mountain areas of Chichicastenango, where OHC Minister Pat and Carol Hile and their family were full time missionaries many years ago. Through the years they have faithfully maintained relationships, developed leaders, and formed ongoing partnerships with rural churches. OHC also partners with Missions Frontier, an organization that serves communities through partnerships with local pastors, to provide relief efforts and developmental projects. We will construct village homes for Quiche widows and families who are unable to afford such a home. The team will also share the hope of Jesus to children and adults through Bible drama, praise, crafts, and activities. Another major area of service is the medical outreach ministry to villages.
Guatemala Itinerary (tentative)
June 4: Depart San Antonio early; arrive in Guatemala around noon. Load up into bus for a 3–4-hour bus ride to the mountain areas of Chichicastenango & settle into Casa Del Rey. Team orientation after arrival.
June 5-7: Minister to different areas with medical, children ministry, & widow home construction; team effort between local Quiche leaders and our OHC Team leaders.
June 8: "Day Off” in Chichicastenango where we experience “open air market day” & enjoy a true “market day experience.”
June 9: Village ministry (same as June 7 - 9 above)
June 10: Depart “Casa Del Rey” & travel towards our departure city of Guatemala City; in route we visit Lake Atitlan area & stay in Antigua for the night. We departure to Guatemala City early Sunday morning.
June 11: Depart Guatemala City; arrive in San Antonio late evening.
Trip Details: Trip Cost: $2,250. Land cost is $1,400; all inclusive: meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, sightseeing, ministry supplies, etc. Airfare cost is $850; OHC MUST arrange all Airfare travel.
Place of Stay: Casa Del Rey is a hotel located on the mountainside overlooking the city of Chichicastenango. Each room is double or triple occupancy and includes a large sitting room area with a fireplace. Each room has a shower, with hot water, and a bathroom. Breakfast & dinner are included in trip cost. Dinner will be buffet-style, including soup, salad, main course, with dessert.
Trip Orientation/Team Meetings: We will have several Team meetings prior to our trip. We will provide you with a Team Informational Packet at the 1st Team Meeting. Team Meetings are required and will focus on building team unity, learning about the culture of our designated country, discuss and plan for our in-country service.
For more information on this STM trip, see attached file HERE.