This summer, the Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church youth group heads to San Raymundo, Guatemala to expand community while helping to build one. In just one week, our youth missionaries and adult
chaperones will partner with a local church to construct a home from start to finish for a family in need.
With all of the struggling areas both in our country and around the world, why Guatemala?
Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. Of its more than 13 million inhabitants, approximately 75% live below the poverty line. Due to the lack of resources, women and children often suffer the most from poverty. Children are malnourished and forced to work to
help provide for their family. HAB has committed to a Hunger Initiative that seeks to have an active, powerful, and meaningful mission effort to serve those facing food insecurity locally and around the world. With adequate housing provided, families are relieved of one of their most significant financial struggles, breaking the cycle of poverty and malnourishment. Children are given a hope for the future while parents can use their resources for food and necessities rather than a shelter. As the American church partners with the Guatemalan church, a perfect picture of the Gospel is painted as cultures and nations are bridged together bringing about necessary provisions in the name of Christ. (source: casasporcristo.org)