DALLAS – Buckner International has announced they will suspend all Guatemala mission trips scheduled from mid-August through mid-November due to election dates and a run off scheduled for November 1.
“It is always our priority to keep our mission teams safe,” said Susan Williams, director of missions support for Buckner. “We have discussed the potential threats with our security consultant who agrees with our staff’s recommendation. Fortunately, our wonderful staff in Guatemala will continue to meet the needs of children and families we serve even though teams are not traveling.”
Three mission teams will be affected by this suspension. All summer mission trips will continue as scheduled.
Buckner International has been working in Guatemala since 2002 and became an official Non-Governmental Organization in 2005. Today, Buckner provides a number of programs designed to protect, preserve and empower families, as well as provide immediate and long-term support for children who have been neglected, abandoned or abused. In 2009, Buckner served more than 29,000 people in Guatemala.
Buckner International is a global non-profit ministry that seeks to make life better for orphans, vulnerable children and families.
To learn more about short-term missions opportunities through Buckner, please visit www.itsyourmission.com or call 1-877-7ORPHAN.