TRINITY VILLAGE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
Village of El Jute, Guatemala
The International Mission Team is committed to transforming lives in the village of El Jute in Guatemala through the provision of clean water, education, the Gospel and future sustainment.
SEPTEMBER 2017 GUATEMALA TRIP
Plans are underway for the September 2017 trip to our adopted village of El Jute in Guatemala. Those interested in the September 23-30, 2017, Guatemala Trip should submit their $100 deposit as soon as possible. For this trip, we will be building a bathroom for the school children and possibly working on additional water improvements. Also included will be a short VBS time, home visits and work on the Hope of Life campus. Deposit checks should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church and given to Mike or Lori Hinman. For questions, please contact Mike at (Phone) 410-458-4523.
Join the "Potty"!
Our second trip to El Jute, Guatemala is in its beginning stages. Participants are getting to know each other and fundraising has begun for our next phase of the Village Transformation Project. This fall we will be building a new bathroom for the 400 or so children at the school in El Jute. The photo (left) shows the existing bathroom for all of those children. The new bathroom will have access to water and will have at least four stalls with doors.
The financial goal for this phase is $10,000 with $9,000 of that already raised. Would you help us reach this goal by sponsoring one child for $25? Checks should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church and contributions are tax deductible. Donations can be given to Mike or Lori Hinman or placed in the offering plate with a clear designation for Guatemala Village Transformation Project.
FIRST 2017 GUATEMALA TRIP A SUCCESS!
Our mission team has arrived home safe and sound from their first trip to Guatemala. We had a great time together building relationships with the residents of El Jute. It was a busy week! On Sunday, we were able to worship in the village, meet Pastor Johnny and bring a message of welcome, hope and encouragement to the people who came. We were also able to tour the campus of Hope of Life (where we stayed). On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the team did home visits with the residents who lived close to the main school area. In the afternoons, we held VBS for them with a lesson, at least one craft, games for the kids and also a craft and discussion time with the moms of the village. On Wednesday, we assembled food bags for the families in the Child Sponsorship Program, fed those in need at the Feeding Center at the dump and then worked on campus at a ministry of our choice. On Friday, we dedicated the water project with village leaders and workers and then helped hand out Spanish Bibles and Blessing Bags to all the families in the village. We were so excited to share the Living Water of Jesus with everyone there. Stay tuned for a date and time for a recap of our trip for the whole congregation.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization that has served the physical and spiritual needs of people in poverty around the world for 25 years. One of their large undertakings is Village Transformation in the country of Guatemala. Eighty percent of people in rural Guatemala live in poverty and sixty percent are drinking contaminated water. Village Transformation projects combine the resources of World Help with a church in the US to provide clean water, schools, churches, etc.
Hope of Life is a social and humanitarian organization founded to promote the social, educational, medical, and spiritual development of poor Guatemalans. Their vision is to rescue the future generations of Guatemala and the world through the power of a practical Gospel…to never meet a physical need without also meeting a spiritual need. Their mission is transforming generations from dependency to independence, to become strong leaders.