Guatemala Mission Trip
July 7th - 14th, 2018
Beyond the Walls is a nonprofit organization that has formed a strategic partnership with Potter's House Association (PHA), a Guatemalan organization that serves over 11,000 people whose lives are intricately linked to the Guatemala City garbage dump. Most of them are scavengers who sort through the city's refuse each day searching for building materials, items to use or sell, and even food for their families. Earning an average daily income of less than US$5, they live in communities that have sprung up on reclaimed land surrounding the giant landfill. Potter’s House calls the scavengers “Treasures” because to God everyone is a treasure.
July 7th – 14th, our team will build sturdy, waterproof, concrete block homes for deserving families. We will work side by side with the homeowners to construct a home that will improve the family's quality of life and contribute to the well being of the surrounding community. Other projects will include staffing a medical clinic, running a VBS, a neighborhood prayer walk, and caring for the Treasures as Christ’s hands and feet.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Interested in going on the Guatemalan mission trip? This mission trip is for adults, ages 18 and older, and students, 13 and older, who are accompanied by a parent or adult. Contact Todd Ross or visit the Potter’s House website.
This year, their goal is to raise $6,000, which is the cost to build a house. There is currently a matching gift of up to $3,000 for any donations received. Checks can be made out to Beyond the Walls and brought by the church office or placed in the offertory plate on Sunday. Donations are tax deductible.