“And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere-in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8
Guatemala is in a time of need right now where 49.8% of the population is malnourished and in the rural areas of the country that percentage shoots up to close to 80%. So Connect Youth will be partnering with Hope of Life International to help provide food for the people of Guatemala and help the fight of hunger in a country that needs its dearly.
In Guatemala 75% of people live below the poverty line. So much so that they do not have places to live or even can afford food for their families to eat. Connect Youth will be repairing homes and painting them so the people of Guatemala have a safe place to live and one less thing to worry about as they continue their journey on making a better life for them and their family.
In addition we will be painting and repairing a school that Hope of Life International has built so the kids of Guatemala have a chance at education that they normally would not have. In Guatemala the Government only pays for kids to go to school through the 6th grade. After that they have to pay for private school which most cannot. Hope of Life International makes this a possibility for kids no matter how poor to have an education and a future.
Throughout the week we will also be praying with families, running a youth service for their church, visiting and helping out an elderly home and many other projects around the village of Zacapa.
Our goal is to help jump start the movement that has already begun in Guatemala by giving the people of this beautiful country a hope they have never had, a Hope of Life. We hope you can be a part of giving that hope to someone who has never had it.
Please fill this out BEFORE March 15, 2020
Hope of Life International Welcome Packet
GUAT 2020 Introduction Meeting : 11.10.19
EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
- 10 Volunteer Hours at Connect Church (download the form here)
- Church Attendance (Connect Youth)
(3 out of every 4 Sundays; 75%)
- 100% Training Meeting Attendance (unless excused absence)
- Letter of why you believe you should be on the trip (due January 19, 2020)
- A heart to serve
PROJECTS & PARTNERSHIPS
• Chris and Paula McNutt
• Hope of Life International
(ALL ON SUNDAY’S FROM 12 NOON to 2PM)
JANUARY 19 – DOWN PAYMENT OF $200 DUE
MARCH 15 – APPLICATION AND PROOF OF PASSPORT DUE
JUNE 28 – FINAL PAYMENT
$1,700 per person
• $200 nonrefundable deposit & EMF due by Jan. 19
• final payment due by June 28, 2020