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Guatemala SMITE/LIGHT Reunion September 2020

Trip Date: September 5-12, 2020

Destination: Hope of Life, Guatemala


$100 deposit

World Help will be hosting a reunion mission trip this September for anyone who traveled with SMITE or LIGHT in the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s. Come join us for this trip of a lifetime! Even if you were not officially on a team but went on one of the trips, you are invited!

Claudia Gardner and Donna Faircloth, former SMITE/LIGHT team members, are excited to lead this reunion trip that will be both meaningful and fun. As part of their jobs at World Help, Claudia and Donna lead mission groups from U.S. churches to minister in impoverished villages in Zacapa, Guatemala.

World Help doesn’t send out North American missionaries, instead choosing to come alongside nationals who are actively engaged in God’s work. We have 70 partners in 35 countries. In Guatemala, we partner with Hope of Life International, a ministry that serves thousands of people each year through physical and spiritual programs. Trip participants will stay on Hope of Life’s 3,000-acre campus.

The cost of the trip — $1,350 plus airfare — includes all in-country transportation, food, lodging, security, and travel insurance. World Help’s travel team will make all of your arrangements. The last day will be spent touring the beautiful city of Antigua. You will LOVE walking through this old city with ruins dating back to the 1500s.

In addition to fellowship and reminiscing, there will be a lot of ministry opportunities during the week. Hope of Life’s campus includes orphan homes, a hospital, a medical clinic, an elderly home, and a special needs home.

You also can donate toward providing a home for a family in need by visiting one of the links on this page — one for SMITE members and one for LIGHT. The cost for one home is $8,500. With the funds raised, we will provide and dedicate homes in memory of Roscoe Brewer, Doug Achilles, and team members who have passed away. If you are unable to go on the trip, you can still contribute by clicking here.

Please help us spread the word about this incredible opportunity! If you know former team members who are not on social media, please contact them about this trip. Deadline to sign up for the trip is July 31, 2020.

$1,350/person plus airfare*

*World Help handles all ticket purchases for each trip. We work closely with each participant and our travel agent to find the best options possible, and will ensure everyone is arriving and departing when needed. Cost will vary according to departure city. Cost of ticket not included in above trip cost. 

$100/person deposit due upon registration
$900/person due by April 3, 2020 – tickets will be purchased at this time
Balance ($350 + ticket cost) due by August 3, 2020

Lodging at Hope of Life + one night in Antigua (shared rooms)
All meals in-country (excluding airport food)
All airport and ground transportation
Insurance through Faith Ventures (see policy details here)

Roundtrip ticket to and from Guatemala City
Passport + Visa fees, if applicable
All items of a personal nature

WorldHelp will be putting together photo books from the trip.
If you are interested in ordering one, please let us know at Photo books are $45/book which includes shipping & handling. 

To Register

Submit your $100 deposit 
Complete our online Trip Information Form and subsequent Background Check.

To donate funds for small homes for SMITE, click here.
To donate funds for small homes for LIGHT, click here.

All payments made to World Help are tax-deductible and non-refundable.

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