PRUMC partners with Fontaine and Paula Greene of Catalyst Resources International (CRI) to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Guatemala. Each of our teams work side-by-side with local families and community leaders to continue transformative initiatives.
Family Mission Trips / College Student Trips
You will team up with Guatemalan families to build their home from start to finish. This intimate experience will allow you to build connections with a local family and share Christian love through the labor of our hands. No construction experience is required – only a service heart and willingness to swing a hammer (or play a game of ball!) Over the past two years, PRUMC teams have built 13 houses with bathrooms for families in need while also building relationships and friendships.
Women’s Mission Trips
You will show God’s love to the families of this community with VBS style activities, a community festival, feeding programs and more. You will also have the opportunity to spend time at Mimi’s House, the orphanage that is run by our partners at Catalyst Resources International. You will be able to hold the babies, lead story-time, and have fun with the kids blowing bubbles. These children have much love to share and you’ll enjoy every moment spent in their presence.
Additional detailed trip information and team handbook will be provided at trip meetings.
Our group will stay at the team house located at the ministry center which is a gated property with room for multiple teams and activities. Accommodations will be dormitory style. They are clean, but they are rustic. There are no private baths or A/C. Wi-fi is accessible at the ministry center but is not entirely reliable. This is a week to unplug and enjoy spiritual fellowship.
Breakfast and dinner are served Buffet style for the teams at the ministry center. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich lunches are packed for job sites. It is not possible for CRI to accommodate special dietary needs so please plan to bring in food with you if necessary. Families often bring food to supplement offering for hungry or picky teenagers.
Please bring conservative, modest clothing to wear while in Guatemala. Sleeveless shirts/tanks, running shorts will not be appropriate outside the ministry center. Pants are best on construction sites as well as shirts that will protect from the sun. Days are warm, but evenings are cooler and breezier so bring layers.
No travel is totally risk-free, though, even in the US. You may check the US State Department website (www.travel.state.gov) for any current travel advisories.
We usually take one day to explore and learn about Guatemala. Activities range from tours in Antigua to visiting ruins or zip-lining. The team will decide how to spend this day.