By Lauren Hollon
Whether you’re a first-time mission trip participant or a seasoned pro, the mother-daughter Guatemala trip won’t leave you unchanged.
“There are so many favorite memories from the trip,” said Kay Hartgraves, a mother who went to Guatemala two years ago. “It’s as if at each place you have a special bonding time with a child. And it’s not always that you chose them, but sometimes they chose you. Everyone experienced it at every place we went.”
“It provides a great opportunity for spiritual growth,” she said. “And it provides great times for you to bond together and with other mothers and daughters.”
Trip-goers will leave June 7 and spend four days in Guatemala City working in Buckner transitional homes, the city of children, the Manchen Girls Home and Buckner’s Community Transformation Centers. They will return home June 12.
“What’s really neat about these trips is that it’s mothers and daughters working together to minister to Guatemalan girls and mothers,” said Ashley Marble, missions coordinator for Buckner.
In the CTCs, participants will have opportunities to assist with job skills training, English education classes, and even parenting and hygiene classes.
“One thing I think is really great about this trip, rather than going with your daughter on a spa weekend or shopping trip, is that you’re investing in something eternal,” Marble said.
“The Bible says people will know Christians by the way they love, the way their marriages look, the way their fathers father,” she said. “Hopefully the mothers and daughters will get to display how a mother-daughter relationship should look, and get to live out the words of the Bible in their own lives.”
Spaces are still available, with the due date for half the trip balance set for April 30.
Interested women can learn more by viewing the trip flier here, or by e-mailing Ashley Marble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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