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Guatemala Mission Trip 2023
October 16-23, 2023
We’re excited to head back to Antigua, Guatemala once again to work with our partners, Chad and Jami Bader of Transformando Vidas. We will spend our time primarily ministering in Santa Rosa (Lord willing), a village that has been difficult to get to on previous trips due to rainy season flooding. However, October should be the perfect time. Santa Rosa has very little gospel witness, and Chad and his team have only recently begun working there. We will spend our time planting seeds of the gospel in a house-to-house format as well as conducting outdoor worship services, kids clubs and some light construction work.
Cristian and Cintia Mikkan – The Mikkans serve in Mendoza, Argentina, leading a thriving church that has already planted other churches. Two years ago, they launched a ministry called Dream Center, which focuses on providing specific help, hope, and new opportunities for people in need. They also have a mobile version of the Dream Center that they can take to places of extreme poverty in Argentina.
Chad and Jamie Bader – The Bader family serves in the impoverished rural communities of Guatemala. They are co-founders of a ministry called ‘Transformando Vidas’ (Transforming Lives). Their mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to see San Jose Guachipilin, Escuintla, and other future communities redeemed spiritually, socially, and economically for the glory of God.
Helbert and Barbara Castellanos – The Castellanos, who are native Guatemalans, are the co-founders of ‘Transformando Vidas’ and partner with the Baders in meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in remote rural communities in Guatemala. Their knowledge of the land and the people has proven invaluable as they reach these communities.
Roger and Marylyn Reeck – The Reecks worked as missionaries for Wycliffe Bible Translators for years translating and supervising the translation of the Bible into several languages around the world. They have both recently retired but are still working to bring the gospel to those who are hurting in Honduras. Marylyn works with Wycliffe’s partner organization, the Trauma Healing Institute, to help those with physical and mental trauma before presenting them in the gospel.
Fernando Sabio– The Sabios serve in making disciples that make other disciples through pastoring a local church, doing leadership development, and church planting among Garifuna people in Honduras.
Stephen and Erica Switzer– The Switzers work with Embraced International — a nonprofit based in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Embraced believes that kids deserve to grow up with their families and that families deserve support. When kids are separated from their families due to poverty or difficult circumstances, Embraced works to remove all obstacles and make it possible for kids to be reunited with their families.
Eric and Melissa Olupot – Eric and Melissa, along with their two children, are partnering with a local deaf church to spread the Gospel with the Ugandan Deaf community. Sadly, only 2% of deaf people worldwide are practicing Christians, and the Olupots hope that their ministry will help to change those statistics. In addition to their work at the deaf church, Eric and Melissa are currently preparing to begin a Christian school for the deaf.
Nelson Ntanda – Nelson, who is a native Ugandan, has been pastoring and reaching the lost for Christ in Uganda for 30+ years.
Juan Elias and Olvis Salas– The Salas family have pastored Luz Del Mundo Evangelical Christian Church for 26 years in Maturin, Venezuela. They are actively reaching three tribal ethnicities, have developed many local ministries in the state of Monagas, and are in the advanced stage of launching an aviation ministry to quickly mobilize their ministry to reach even more unreached people groups in remote areas.
National College Ministry
The Neals – Adam and Kaitlin Neal started The Refuge Retreat in 2018. Their mission is to unify a generation of college students to be disciple-making followers of Jesus. They believe in college students and their capability to make a difference in this world. They strive to accomplish their mission through weekend retreats, weekly Zoom Bible studies, and meet-ups.
International Church Planting in Asia, Africa, & the Americas
Dr. David Nelms– Dr. Nelms is the founder and president of The Timothy Initiative (TTI). This organization has planted thousands of churches through training and multiplying disciples around the world. David believes that TTI’s strategy to make disciples who make disciples is a simple method for spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth that echoes the book of Acts. He believes that as the body of Christ works together, we can finish the task Jesus gave us 2,000 years ago—to make disciples of every nation and people group.
International Ministry to Students
Dr. Randy Smith– Dr. Smith is the founder and president of Youth Ministry International (YMI). This organization desires to make disciples of the world’s 2.3 billion unreached youth by training youth workers. YMI partners with Bible colleges and seminaries to “train trainers” and provide formal academic training to equip youth leaders in their context. After being trained, these youth ministry professionals begin teaching and mentoring others to reach and disciple young people effectively.