High School Mission Trip 2019
San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala
February 16-23, 2019
We are going back to Guatemala!
During this weeklong trip, we will help build low-cost houses in impoverished neighborhoods, construct and deliver fuel-efficient, vented cooking stoves (reducing respiratory disease and fuel consumption), mix and pour a concrete basketball court, sponsor and host a soup kitchen, compete against local schools in soccer and basketball, and lead sports clinics.
We are excited to continue building relationships with the people of Guatemala as we partner with the local church to meet the needs of the community of San Lucas Tolimán.
Team Meeting & Fundraiser Schedule
- Team Meeting #1 (Students only): TBD
- Team Meeting #2 (Students only): TBD
- Serve Night:Monday, December 3rd, 5-7P
- Guatemala Night:Sunday, January 6th, 5-7P
- Chick-fil-A Fundraiser Night: Wednesday, February 6th, 5:30-6:30P
- (Final) Team Meeting #3 (Students only):Sunday, February 10th, Noon-2P
- Trip Presentations:Sundays, March 3rd& 10th, 9:30-10:30A
Tentative Trip Itinerary
Saturday, February 16, 2019
COPA 312 Boston – Panama City 8:36A – 2:13P
COPA 390 Panama City – Guatemala City 6:35P – 8:04P
AM Leave Boston
PM Arrive in Guatemala
[Spend the night at Semilla in Guatemala City]
AM Travel to San Lucas Tolimán
PM Feeding Program
PM Church Service
Teams A and B building houses; Team C works on PLM Basketball Court
Teams C and A building houses; Team B works on PLM Basketball Court
Teams B and C building houses; Team A works on PLM Basketball Court
AM 2ndAnnual PLM Soccer & Basketball Tournaments
PM Soccer and Basketball Clinics
AM Travel to Panajachel/Antigua
PM Team Dinner in Guatemala City
[Spend the night in Semilla in Guatemala City]
AM Leave Guatemala City
PM Arrive in Boston
Saturday, February 23, 2019
COPA 389 Guatemala City – Panama City 7:00A – 1:40P
COPA 311 Panama City – Boston 12:34p – 6:15P
Promised Land Ministries(PLM) is a non-profit, Christian organization working around Lake Atitlan with local churches and short-term mission teams promoting education, health and nutrition. They operate as a part of Global Action International, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Their vision is to reverse the generational cycle of poverty by focusing resources and mobilizing people to use their time and talents in an effort to reach out to communities and provide opportunities for sustained growth and well-being. PLM works on behalf of the children around Lake Atitlan, providing opportunities for their betterment. Feeding programs, school sponsorship, Promised Land School and medical clinic are the pillars to change lives.
Our trip leader is Jorge Santizo, Missions and Development Director for PLM.
This trip cost covers our own needs (travel, lodging, meals, trip insurance, etc.) and helps meet the needs of those we are serving (building materials, painting supplies, stove kits, etc.). Through fundraisers, support letters and personal payments, God will provide the funds we need to make a life-changing impact on this trip.
Trip Withdrawal Policy
*In the event that you need to withdraw from the trip, here are some important dates concerning trip fees:
- If you withdraw before December 1st, 2018, you don’t owe anything.
- If you withdraw between December 2nd, 2018 – January 21st, 2019, you owe $800 for the trip materials and ground cost fees.
- If you withdraw from the trip after January 21st, 2019, the full trip cost (TBD) is due.