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GUATEMALA MISSION TRIPS

We offer group and individual mission trips to San Raymundo, Guatemala. In just one week, partner with a local church to construct a home from start to finish for a family in need. We offer one model home in Guatemala with three rooms and a large front porch. Finish your trip by embarking on one of our many excursion options to see the beauty of Guatemala.

City Profile

Located at the southern tip of México, Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. Of its more than 13 million inhabitants, approximately 75% live below the poverty line. San Raymundo is a rural town located beyond the bustling streets of Guatemala City. The majority of the Guatemalans we serve reside in the rural mountainous areas around San Raymundo. These mountainous country sides are where you find the heart of this nation.

Rooted deep in the indigenous Mayan culture, it is typical to see the traditional dress worn by women and children as they carry belongings in baskets upon their heads. Produce stands line the dirt streets and small markets carry meat for purchase daily. The roads are typically filled with potholes, which turn into muddy pathways during the rainy season.

Many of the outlying villages are scattered with homes made of wood or bamboo and covered by rusty tin roofs. The inside of homes are typically sparse with only the most basic necessities: a fire pit to cook meals, ceramic jugs for holding water, and mats woven from palms which are rolled out onto the dirt floor at night and used for sleeping.

Due to the lack of resources, women and children often suffer the most. Children are malnourished and forced to work to help provide for their family. With an extremely high illiteracy rate, the problem continues to grow. Although many public schools are free, uniforms, books and transportation are still a required expense. Rather than learning in classrooms, many children spend their days rolling wicks for fireworks to help with the family income. This job provides an average of $.10/400 fireworks or $10 for a full week of work. And although agriculture provides for 50% of the labor force, residents struggle to find consistent work because the main crops of coffee, cotton and sugar only provide seasonal employment.

With adequate housing provided, families are relieved of one of their greatest financial struggles and a break is made in this vicious cycle. Children are given hope for the future while parents can use their resources for food and necessities rather than shelter. As the American church partners with the Guatemalan church, a perfect picture of the Gospel is painted as cultures and nations are bridged together bringing about necessary provisions in the name of Christ.

Check out our Guatemala Culture Guide for more info!

Interested in leading a group trip to Guatemala? Check out our Guatemala Group Trip Interest Info document!

If you have questions about planning a trip to our Guatemala location, click the button above to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated Team Coordinators. 

GUATEMALA TRIPS

GROUP TRIPS

2024

  • Project: $11,342 | Groups of 15-25 people | Three-room home
  • Meals, Transportation, and Lodging: $285/person | 6 & 7-day trips (additional $50/person/extra day beyond 7 days)
  • Deposit: $1,000/project
  • Additional costs
    • Travel insurance
    • Airfare to and from the La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City
      • Arrive Sunday and depart Friday or Saturday
    • Family Gift Options
    • Guatemala Excursion Options
    • Hire Local Labor (Optional) | $20/worker/day

2025

  • Project: $11,645 | Groups of 15-25 people | Three-room home
  • Meals, Transportation, and Lodging: $315/person | 6 & 7-day trips (additional $60/person/extra day beyond 7 days)
  • Deposit: $1,000/project
  • Additional costs
    • Travel insurance
    • Airfare to and from the La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City
      • Arrive Sunday and depart Friday or Saturday
    • Family Gift Options
    • Guatemala Excursion Options
    • Hire Local Labor (Optional) | $20/worker/day

 

TEAM CASAS TRIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS

  • 2024 Cost: $1,175/person ages 12+ | $315/child ages 0-11
  • 2025 Cost: $1,195/person ages 12+ | $320/child ages 0-11
  • Deposit: $100/person applied toward your trip fees (nonrefundable and nontransferable)
  • Includes all meals, transportation, lodging, and travel insurance in-country
  • Airfare not included. Use the La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City.
  • Dates:
    • December 27, 2024 – January 1, 2025
      (Seeking 14 individuals by October 27, 2024)
    • March 2 – 7, 2025
      (Seeking 14 individuals by January 2, 2025)
    • June 22 – 27, 2025
      (Seeking 15 individuals by April 22, 2025)
    • December 27, 2025 – January 1, 2026
      (Seeking 15 individuals by October 27, 2025)