By Heather Radu-
We are so blessed by everyone who comes to Guatemala City and serves through our Reach Out Missions program. The resources we get from the missions program create a small but steady stream of support for Dorie’s Promise Guatemala, our orphan home in the city.
And today I have some exciting news! The Reach Out Missions program is growing, and I believe sharing that news with our friends is really important. The growth in this program helps our work at Dorie’s Promise in ways you can’t even imagine. Sponsorship is still the most important tool we have to raise money to feed, house, and care for the children in our home. But our short-term missions program plays an important role. Each week, we get a small but steady stream of people committing to come to Guatemala. From each mission-tripper’s fee, we receive roughly $300 to help run the orphanage. Believe me when I tell you that without this we would be in real trouble.
So let’s rejoice together over the growth of the Reach Out Missions program and thank God for this unique way to introduce people to our children and the work of caring for them.
Here’s a little history so you can see how God has been working:
2009: 60 trippers
2010: 130 trippers
2011: 216 trippers
2012: 370 trippers
2013: 313 trippers
This year, we are on track to hit our goal of 450 trippers.
We are close to our goal already but we still need a little help. If you’re thinking of coming, do it! If you know someone looking to come on a great mission trip, tell them about us! Click here to begin an application.
We’ve got new things in the works for our upcoming trips. Pablo has been working hard to identify some communities that are beyond desperate and that nobody else is helping. He is also looking at some regular lunch and dinner programs for those who work in the dump.
We think our 2014 trips are going to be some of our best ever! We’ve spent a lot of time planning and preparing, so please help us spread the word about our mission opportunities.
One note … Consider coming in August. We currently don’t have many people coming that month. It is the perfect time to come. Go on a great mission trip before the new school year starts!
Thank you again for being so supportive of our work with the children in our care and in the communities that surround our home.
P.S. Let me know if you’re interested in coming down this spring, summer, or fall. We would love to have you!