BENEFITING: AMIGOS DE SANTA CRUZ FOUNDATION
"Part of the Mission - Guatemala" is a missionary trip that Bethlehem Slavic Church in Spokane Washington as well as Good Samaritan Slavic Missionary Church in California is partnering up to do. It is the first missionary trip that is youth run youth based. Our church is sending 20 youth to build a school in Conception Las Lomas, Guatemala. This a is small village located close to the border between Guatemala and Mexico. It is one of the many villages that is still underdeveloped, many of the its residents live in mud-houses and many of the kids, although having a desire to learn, have no school. Wanting to make an impact upon the community we have created this mission trip to have 20 of our youth volunteer for 2 weeks in Guatemala on June 15-30 to help build a school for the community. Our decision to build a school came from our understanding that if we wanted to make a true impact on the community then we have to start by educating the children because they, in the long run, are the ones that will make that change happen in their home.