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Guatemala

Guatemala | December 1-8, 2018

Join us December 1-8, 2018 as we return to majestic Guatemala for our fifth clinic. We are excited to be partnering with the Shalom Foundation who is based in the heart of Guatemala City.

Missions

Mission Overview

Why go to Guatemala?

  • Half of the population is under 19 years old (making it the youngest population in Latin America). It is a country of children who are in need of medical care
  • Almost 60% of the people live below the poverty line (15% lives in extreme poverty) — hundreds of thousands exist in extreme poverty
  • Due to chronic malnutrition, disease and severe lack of medical services, Guatemala holds the third highest stunting rate in the world* (Over 40% of children under 5 are chronically malnourished)
  • Over 40% of the population lack access to any healthcare services* (Only 9.3 physicians to every 10,000 people)
  • Guatemala has the highest child mortality rate in Central America
  • The needs for medical and dental care are extreme and urgent

Medical and dental outreaches will take place in and around Guatemala City. During the outreach we will help many of the sick and hurting who would otherwise go without the treatment they need. We will set up a general medical/dental clinic and treat the patients’ needs as they present. We will also pray with all of our patients’ and give them an opportunity to receive Christ. The team will be staying in a hotel, based in Guatemala City.
*theshalomfoundation.org


Mission Schedule

Saturday, December 1
Depart home city, meet team in Miami and fly to Guatemala City, Guatemala together as a team (This is a US departure date, other countries may vary)

Sunday, December 2
Attend church, team orientation, pack medication

Monday, December 3
Medical/Dental Clinic

Tuesday, December 4
Medical/Dental Clinic

Wednesday, December 5
Medical/Dental Clinic

Thursday, December 6
Medical/Dental Clinic

Friday, December 7
Medical/Dental Clinic

Saturday, December 8
Depart for home. Arrive in Miami late morning

*This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change at anytime


Mission Cost

Cost for Food, Lodging, Ground Transportation, Interpreters, Hand of Hope T-shirt, and Travel Health Insurance: $1,200.

Estimated airfare is $1,000 depending on your departure city. The registration is paid to Joyce Meyer Ministries, and you will pay the travel agent we use directly for your flight.

Estimated Total Cost:$2,200


More Information

If you have not filled out an application, please view the application process below. 

 If you have already been approved and would like to join the team, please call 1-800-707-7877 x3231 to make your $300 nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit to secure your spot on the team.

The $300.00 non-refundable deposit is needed in order to secure your place on the team once your application has been approved. The deposit is placed toward your total trip cost. After submitting your deposit, we will provide you with the information to book your airline ticket.  Hand of Hope will pre-select the team flight and we work closely with a travel agent who will coordinate the team’s itineraries. It is required to book your team travel through the travel agent we provide.

If you would like to stay longer than the scheduled outreach dates for your own leisure you are welcome to make those travel arrangements with the travel agent at the time of booking. You will be responsible to make all of your own travel arrangements and hotel accommodation after the team checks out of the hotel.

Online Application

Application Process

What you will need:


Fill Out Online Application


Contact Information:
medicalmissions@joycemeyer.org
1-800-707-7877 ext. 3218

Hand of Hope
Medical Outreach Coordinator
P.O. Box 1350
Fenton, MO 63026
USA