MPPC Family Mission Trip to Guatemala
February 19-26, 2005

Welcome to the Guatemala Family Mission Trip Home Page! There will be updated information (photos and reports) while we are in Guatemala and we invite you to follow along as often as you can. We are so very grateful for your prayers (please see Prayer Letter LINK).

MPPC is a church which believes strongly that Christ should be the center of families. Several years ago the fist family short term trip to Juarez Mexico took place and it was such a blessing to parents, children and the entire church that many more such trips have taken place since. This trip to Guatemala is the first specifically family trip to a more distant destination – with the need to trust God even more as we travel further out of our comfort zones with those who are most precious to us.

Partnership Ministries of Central America, founded by Steve and Laura Reed is an ideal organization for us to partner with on this trip. Steve felt called to start this ministry while he was pastoring a Spanish speaking church in San Francisco and he is a strong family man who loves children and always wants to include them in ministry. The Guatemalans also value children highly and we will undoubtedly enjoy assisting with the children’s Vacation Bible School as part of the ministry in addition to all ages helping to build the church which they will have done the largest part of before we arrive.

Partnership Ministries is very clear that the North Americans they take to Central America are going to learn and serve alongside the nationals who are already doing a wonderful job. As we serve in Colonia San Luis (35 minutes from Guatemala City) alongside Pastor Esteban and his church, we and our children are going to understand so much more about humility and the privilege of being invited into another culture which has so much to teach us.