Short Term Missions

Global Service Opportunities

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Short Term Missions

Global Service Opportunities

One of our core values is Glocal Service and one of the ways that Jericho Ridge is living this out is by sending a team on an international service and learning opportunity in central America this spring.

GUATEMALA 2020

JRCC has formed a team of 10 individuals for a March 13-20, 2020 short term service and learning trip to Mazatenango, Guatemala. Our team is planning and preparing for the many ways that they will be serving the people of this Guatemalan community.

Home building – a secure aluminum home built on a concrete foundation with solar lighting, windows and a door that locks! Our goal is to build 2 homes for families that are currently living in poor conditions.

Woodstoves – a high efficiency woodstove with ventilation to keep the smoke out of the house. Many families must cook on open fires inside their homes causing health issues and safety concerns. We hope to install a ventilated woodstove in a covered area outside of each home we build.

Bunkbeds – a triple high bunkbed with 1 double and 2 single mattresses for a family to sleep comfortably in their new home. Many families sleep on dirt floors or on make shift beds without mattresses or bedding. These bunkbeds will definitely improve quality of sleep for the whole family! Our goal is to provide a bunkbed for each home we build.

Wheelchairs – we are planning a wheelchair distribution for those with physical disabilities. Many disabled Guatemalans are unable to leave their homes or access any medical care that they need. Our goal is to provide 50 people with the life changing gift of mobility with a properly fitted and fully functioning wheelchair.

Food Packs & Bibles – a month supply of nourishing food for marginalized families. We will spend time visiting marginalized families and delivering them some basic supplies. Food, clothing, hygiene items and a Bible in their heart language. We hope to provide supplies for 20 family visits.

How you can help:

It takes a village to help a village! Will you be part of our village? Would you consider supporting our team through a financial gift to help us reach these project goals? You can give quickly and securely online here.

Online Giving Instructions: 
  • From the Pushpay drop down menu please select “Guatemala” and complete the transaction.
  • Once you have completed your transaction online, if you would like to designate your gift to a particular project or team member please e-mail to let us know.
  • Undesignated gifts will be applied to projects as needed. (All gifts over $20 will be issued a charitable tax receipt at the end of the year).
  • You can also give to any of these projects via cash, cheque or debit at the Welcome Centre on a Sunday morning, just let our Welcome Centre host know.

Here's a glimpse of how one of our past teams shared the love of God with others during their one-week stay:

If you have any questions about the Guatemala trip or would like more information on our Guatemala projects please contact Curtis & Sue Cottrell or Tammy & Dave Smethurst.

THANK YOU!