Guatemala Mission Trip
July 5-12, 2019
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.
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 offering a VBS, a neighborhood prayer walk, and caring for the Treasures as Christ’s hands and feet. Additionally, we may be staffing a medical clinic and running a soccer camp.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Pray the team would effectively minister to the families as they help build their new homes.
As in past years, the goal is to raise $6,000 to build a house for another deserving family this summer. 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. Thank you so much for your generosity!