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Trip Information


Urban - Guatemala City

Rural - one hour outside the city


Typically Saturday to Saturday. (but flexible)

Year round; including Spring Break, Summer, and Fall Break


Max group size of 40.


$699 plus airfare (cost details)


VBS, home visits (prayer, evangelism), feeding programs, local church, sports camps, construction projects.

Servant Life partners with a Christ-centered ministry in Guatemala who is operating with a mixture of American and Guatemalan leadership. With a ministry focus in both rural villages as well as urban communities, the ultimate goal is to reach the lost of Guatemala by going into communities alongside the local church and soon-to-be-planted churches, and reach children and adults with the gospel through VBS, block parties, home visits, evangelism, shoe and clothing distribution, face paint, cotton candy, labor projects, and many other creative ways to show the love of Christ. As the ministry has developed over the years, more and more leadership has transitioned to the native staff from Guatemala; the Guatemalan leaders have always been a key to the success of the ministry, but they love support from short-term teams to support their ministry and to build the local church! Our rural ministry site is connected to 17 different nearby villages where we are working to share the gospel through relational ministry, so every different team who comes down will work in a specific community for the entire week.

What will my team be doing? 

Teams will be a part of ministry either in Guatemala City or a more rural location about an hour outside of the city while serving with youth, children, and their families through a variety of ministry avenues. Typically, teams will stay at a rural base camp outside the city or at a missionary house in the heart of the city (both are extremely safe and are gated for your protection). Most days, your team will have the opportunity to go into the school systems to put on VBS-type activities for a few hundred students at a time! Groups may also have the opportunity to participate in light construction, food and clothing distribution, and home visits to the surrounding community. (supply costs extra) Home visits are a great opportunity for ministry, as we not only show up bringing food for families and asking how we can be praying for them, but we also have opportunities to share the gospel with them and get them connected to the local church. Your team will also get a day of rest to enjoy the historic city of Antigua, where you can have a free day exploring the city, the market, etc., or you can pay a bit extra for some additional activities (ziplining, chocolate making experience, coffee plantation tour).

What does a general weekly schedule look like?

  • Saturday. Travel day. Arrive and get settled in.

  • Sunday. Cultural day in Antigua. Visit the market, tour the city, eat a nice meal. Optional cost: Zip-line, chocolate factory, coffee plantation. 

  • Monday - Thursday. Ministry: VBS, home visits, evangelism, feeding program, light construction, food / clothing distribution.

  • Friday. Ministry: Block party (end of the week "send off"), wrap up ministry activities.

  • Saturday. Travel day. Depart for home.

What does my cost include?

  • In-country transportation. From the moment you land at the airport until the moment you leave, we will take you everywhere during the week. You will not need to arrange your own transportation, but teams should be prepared to do some walking as we navigate different villages and communities.

  • Housing. Your team will sleep in bunk bed style accommodations with access to hot showers and bathrooms.

  • Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day! (Note: You need to pay for your own meals at the airport, while traveling, etc.)

  • Supplemental Traveler's Insurance. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll be covered with an international policy!

  • T-Shirt. Every participant gets an awesome mission trip t-shirt.

  • Pre-Trip Training Material. We provide training sessions, trip overview documents, assistance from our team of mission trip experts, and communication with in-country missionaries to make sure your group is fully prepared for your trip.

  • Pre, During, and Post-trip Devotionals. This 4-week printed missions journal will help every team member grow and encounter Christ.

  • Additional Days. Your group can choose to extend your stay at an additional cost for ministry or time to explore the beautiful country of Guatemala. This could include a hotel stay in Antigua, tours, etc. Discuss with our team additional costs and options. 

What does the payment schedule look like?

  • Deposits are due November 1 for spring break and summer trips.

  • The next payment is due March 1 for summer trips or January 1 for spring break trips.

  • The final payment is due 35 days before your trip.

  • If booking airfare with Servant Life, we are generally able to hold an airfare option for your group from your original deposits, and then the airfare is due in full around 45 days before your trip.

Airfare is not included in the trip cost, but will be taken care of by Servant Life's travel agent who gets humanitarian rates and often free baggage. You may book on your own if you prefer to do so, but we ask to approve the itinerary first.

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