Saying goodbye – day six 

Today’s post is by Reagan Mahaley–a senior who has been on the trip every year we’ve come.  Yesterday included a mixture of smiles, laughs and warm hearts. We began in the morning with the Abuelitos, which means little grandparents in Spanish. Unfortunately, many of them have been neglected by their families and are forced to…

A visit to the mountains – Day five

Today’s post is Kaitlyn Morgenroth. She’s joined on the trip by her sister and her mom and dad! Today was a beautiful day! We went up to the top of a nearby mountain to work with kids at a school there. We did VBS activities like Bible stories and take home crafts, and the little kids were…

Full of compassion & mercy – Day four

Today’s blog post was written by Katie Ring. It’s a day late due to a lack of power most of the day yesterday where the team is staying. Look for another post about today on the blog tomorrow morning!  Every morning here at The Promised Land I am astounded by the beautiful sights that are…

A prayer for Guatemala – Day three

Today was a day of sabbath rest for the team. The students helped lead a worship service for the mission team and the Impacto staff, they relaxed at The Promised Land property, and enjoyed worshiping at La Iglesia Evangelica Wesleyana Shalom—a local church.   Below are some words and a prayer written by Katie Hill…

Moving blocks & hiking up rocks – Day Two

Today’s guest post is written by Will Sowders Even though it’s been foggy and kind of dreary ever since we got to the lake area, it doesn’t take away the magnificence of the rolling waves and stunning volcanoes. We all woke up to the sound of foreign birds chirping and familiar voices laughing. It’s nice…

On the road in Guatemala

    Today’s blog post from the Student Mission trip to Guatemala was written by David Benson – HMUMC’s Director of Student Ministries This morning I woke up rather and started asking God to pour out His Holy Spirit upon every second of our day. I prayed and asked God that our departure from the…

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday, August 9 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services Join us on this special Sunday for our first ever “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this…

2015 Guatemala mission trip highlight video

Below is an amazing video of the Student Mission trip that Impacto Ministry produced for the team! We have tons of footage and hope to produce more videos in the weeks to come as well. Thank you again for your support of this trip that God used to change lives!

We’re headed home!

After many great days of working, we finally began to say our goodbyes on Friday! One group went on a hike above the city in the morning while another stayed back and said goodbye to the Abuelitos. That afternoon we played with the Happy Tummies children and gave our final hugs. Today, we travelled from…

Day three in Guatemala

This post was written collaboratively by the high school boys on the trip. This post is best read aloud and contains a few inside jokes. We awoke to crashing waves on the shore God was present, we wanted more This morning for breakfast: Eggs and cheese Once introduced we said “Yes please” Sunscreen and bug…