Trip cost starts at Starting At $1,500 + travel
Travel to the Guatemala City Dump, where over 11,000 people call home. Play with the local children, assist with work projects in the community, pass out food, and go on prayer walks as you meet real families with real needs. There is no end to the work God is doing there. Assist the local ministry with their weekly routine in the neighborhood and build relationships that will impact you for the rest of your life!
Potter’s House is a Christian non-profit organization located in a garbage dump that many in Guatemala City call home. They work with the scavenger families to offer opportunities for a life beyond the garbage dump. Potter’s House focuses on various programs which include education, personal development and community support. Your team will partner with the local missionaries as they seek to bring hope and share the love of Jesus within the community. Time will be spent building relationships with the “Little Treasures,” the local children, as you go on prayer walks, offer a sandwich, play soccer or share stories about Christ. Within the community there will be a variety of work projects to be completed. Your presence will offer encouragement to the people that, although they live in conditions of filth and despair, have a God who considers them a worthy prize.
All of our teams serving in a short-term capacity are trained to do so with a long-term view. TTW's desire is to encourage the full-time missionaries in their roles, providing them with extra hands, fellowship, and oftentimes as respite from the long, hard work they do on a daily basis. Therefore, our service is viewed less as "look at all that I can accomplish" and more from a heart of "in what little ways can I be a blessing."
Each day will include the following components and typically follow this schedule:
-Personal Quiet Time/Devotions
Most teams will have one day set aside for sightseeing or shopping for souvenirs that will typically take place towards the end of the trip. Each teams also spend one of their last days in a time of debrief to prepare them to return home and reflect upon all that they have learned through their experience.