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Guatemala GU22-144

GU22-144
Christmas Team
December 10-14, 2022

Please note that all volunteers will be required to sign and return COVID-19 and Liability Release Waiver forms. The team will also be responsible for understanding and completing current COVID-19 travel protocols for entry into Guatemala. Currently (as of March 11, 2022), the Guatemalan government has made it mandatory that all visitors be EITHER fully vaccinated OR produce a negative COVID-19 test that was administered no more than 3 days prior to entry. At present, no testing is necessary for US citizens to return to the US. 

North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM), working in partnership with International Indigenous Community Development (IICD) and the Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina, will send volunteer mission teams to central Guatemala, throughout 2022 to assist with construction and maintenance projects, leadership development, medical/dental, and longer term service (1-3 months) at the children's home. 

Located in Quetzaltenango (also known as Xela), these ministries primarily serve the Quiche people, who are the largest indigenous Mayan group in Guatemala. A missionary couple are on-site to provide direction to the team's work. 

NCBM will arrange airfare, insurance, and in-country logistics for all teams. Most teams stay comfortably at the Good Shepherd Center, which has kitchen for team's use. Each team should bring 1-2 people who will be in charge of cooking for the week (or rotate that task between team members). Once on the field, team can buy needed groceries in town.

Please note that travelers will need a current passport that has at least six months remaining on it from time of departure. All volunteers must be 18 to participate (16 IF accompanied by a parent or legal guardian). Immunizations include up to date on tetanus and hepatitis A. (Malaria and Typhoid are not required as you will be serving at 8400 feet). 

  Event Details  

Date and Time

From: Saturday, December 10, 2022

To: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The program is for an overnight stay

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Event Contacts

Mark Abernathy
mabernathy@ncbaptist.org
(919) 459-5607

Melanie Crawford
mcrawford@ncbaptist.org
(919) 459-5596

Location

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Required Immunizations

Hepatitis A, Tetanus-Diphtheria, Check with your Physician on required immunizations for this event.

Restrictions

Attendee's Age must be 16-up
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