Our trips for 2018 are March 17-24, 2018 and July 7-14, 2018 – Open to all high school aged and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) Email us at email@example.com or private message on facebook to reserve your spot.
Spots are limited and will fill up fast.
In the zone 3 garbage dump community, there are programs for young children to go to
preschool and elementary school, but there is not a lot of assistance available for middle school and high school students. Since schools in Guatemala require monthly tuition, uniforms, supplies, many older students are not able to attend. A combination of not having the needed funds and needing to help their families by working force many to drop out of school.
For the Love of Missions is using the coming Apple Chase 5K as a fundraiser to send 16 students in this community to school. The exciting thing is that students don’t have to fit into a specific schedule or type of school to be eligible for these scholarships. The students and their parents have found the school and hours that work best for their families. Every family is also paying a portion of the tuition which is important in creating an investment mindset. Often parents don’t know why education is so important, but somehow they do know that it is. You can join us in providing the opportunity to learn and move past educational barriers by supporting the 5K. Go to runsignup.com/ftl5k
Did you know that our U.S. For the Love of Missions team is smaller than our Guatemalan team? We have 4 volunteer board members and 1 part-time employee in the U.S. We are responsible for all the fundraising, including sales of products, and representing For the Love everywhere we can, including Vision Trips and Church Partnerships. When we stop to think about it, we are humbled and amazed how God has used us. We give Him all the Glory for For the Love of Missions and are excited to see where else He will take us!
“But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The LORD said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.’ So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel – because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:5-9
The tower of Babel is a story of God wanting to humble his people. He did not want them to continue in their proud ways so He scattered them. He did not say one language or culture was better than another, but He made sure that they did not easily reconnect. Cross cultural engagement has been an area that requires constant humility in the For the Love of Missions journey. Guatemala and the United States have fundamentally different cultural roots. Guatemala is a collectivist culture and the United States is individualistic. This impacts everything from how other people are viewed to understanding of time to communication and leadership. While we know both cultures have beautiful ways of life, we also know that we are all products of our own culture in ways we may not realize. It takes true humility and walking in the spirit to engage cross culturally.
If God is calling you to go, don’t wait to sign up for a 2018 Vision Trips!
God will change your vision of how He works in the world when you go on a Vision Trip: *March 17-24, 2018 and *July 7-14, 2018
Open to all high school aged and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or private message on facebook to find out how to reserve your spot. Spots are limited so if you are feeling called to go, let us know soon!
ONLY 3 days left to register for the 5k and be guaranteed our super great race T-shirt. Go to runsignup.com/ftl5k
Being generous is truly the gift that keeps on giving. When each of us share what we are able, it not only provides hope but real and tangible life altering circumstances to those around us. For The Love of Missions engages in generosity everyday by feeding into lives of those we have been called to minister to. With our Apple Chase 5K fast approaching we ask that you would consider joining with us in the heart of generosity. Simply visit runsignup.com/ftl5k and make a donation of any amount and become part of something bigger, something real and something amazing.