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Guatemala GU21-144

December 4-11, 2021
BCHNC Training Team

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, and then back into the United States.

Baptists on Mission (BOM), 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 2021 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. 

Teams may do construction/maintenance work on a new cottage that is being built for older children, maintenance at the Good Shepherd Children's Home, pastor training at the Good Shepherd Center, youth congresses at the GSC, or serve in local villages and towns through medical or dental clinics. Specific ministry tasks will be worked out between the team leader and missionaries, and relayed to team members. 

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. 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 4, 2021

To: Saturday, December 11, 2021

The program is for an overnight stay

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Event Contacts

Mark Abernathy
(919) 459-5607

Melanie Crawford
(919) 459-5596


Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Required Immunizations

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


Attendee's Age must be 16-up

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