Guatemala Mission Trip
July 8th - 15th, 2023
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.
Past trips have included building sturdy, waterproof, concrete block homes for deserving families. They worked side by side with the homeowners to construct a home that improved the family's quality of life and contributed to the well being of the surrounding community. Other projects included staffing a medical clinic, VBS, a neighborhood prayer walk, and caring for the Treasures as Christ’s hands and feet. They also plan to launch a new program to provide eye exams and glasses to those in need.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest (Matt. 9:38).
The goal is to raise funds for a construction project. Please make checks payable to Beyond the Walls and bring them by the church office or place them in the offertory plate on Sunday. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Please contact Todd Ross or Lynn Ross to learn more. Visit the Potter’s House website for more information.