Guatemala 21-22

WHEN
Sep 15 2021 - Jun 4 2022
WHERE
san antonio aguas calientes, GT
COST
$12,000.00

HOUSING// Global Year students will live with the Field Directors in a three level home. The Field Directors will live on the third floor, with the students living on the first and second floors.

LOCATION// The students will live in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, a village 15 minutes outside of Antigua, Guatemala. The village is located in a bowl-looking area with mountains and volcanoes in view and crop squares all around. There are tiendas (“small shops”) scattered throughout the village with family owned restaurants and stores within walking distance. San Antonio Aguas Calientes is known for casket making and double sided weaving.

CULTURAL INFORMATION// Spanish is Guatemala’s official language, but there are dozens of Mayan languages that are still spoken in the country. Even though Mayans do not speak Spanish, families are pushing their children to become fluent in the language to help them be more versatile. As elsewhere in Central America, Roman Catholicism is the main religion. In Guatemala, though, it can have a different twist. Over the years, Catholicism has merged with ancient Mayan religions to produce something quite unique, especially among the Highland Mayan communities.


The family is central to Guatemalan daily life and society, and strong emphasis is placed on family loyalty. Not only do family ties form a vital part of social identity, but they provide assistance in business. There are many comidas típicas (“typical foods”) with Chicken Pepian being the national dish of Guatemala. It's a simple bowl of chicken in spicy pumpkin and sesame sauce.

 

The gap between the wealthy (and even the middle-class) and the poor is pronounced. Impoverished families in rural areas typically live on tiny parcels of land in tin housing.

MINISTRY// The ministry in Guatemala consists of volunteering with several ministry partners. These partnerships will allow the students to build friendships with the locals with the intention of sharing the Gospel. Students will disciple Guatemalans to follow Jesus and other efforts will consist of local evangelism, soup kitchens, Bible studies, provide respite care at orphanages for special need kids, build homes, and many others! Global Year staff will lead the students to integrate with the local way of life in the villages and learn the language with the purpose of sharing Gospel truth. There are many in the rural villages who have never heard the true gospel, so it is our goal to gain their trust through a relationship and impart to them the good news of redemption through Christ alone!

9 spots left

183 days left

Registration Deadline:
Apr 30 2021
11:59 PM EDT

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Doug Stone
(770) 605-4605

Financial

$12,000.00

$250.00 Commitment Deposit Due 4/30/2021
$2,600.00 Payment 1 Due 5/1/2021
$2,700.00 Payment 2 Due 6/1/2021
$2,700.00 Payment 3 Due 7/1/2021
$2,650.00 Final Payment Due 8/1/2021

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Requirements

Prerequisites

  1. Passport

Restrictions

  1. You must be a High School Graduate

Preparation

  1. Raise all necessary funds prior to departure
  2. Attend all training events in person or via Internet

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