Youth Mission Trip to Guatemala

August 10-18

Living Water Ministries in Guatemala

Living Water Ministries has a bold mission. They’re out to change the world, one child at a time. By partnering with sponsors and acting as the hands and feet of Jesus, they are able to prepare and deliver nourishing meals, provide medical and dental care, and build genuine, lasting friendships. As these friendships develop, confidence and trust is built, allowing for natural opportunities of evangelism to occur. In Guatemala, they have nine feeding programs, (five in the mountains of Quiche, two near the city of Antiqua and one in Guatemala City), three free medical/dental clinics, three youth centers and seven churches.

2019 Dates

August 10th -18th


1. How old do you have to be to participate?

13 years old. 

2. What's the application process like?

We require students go through an application and interview. This helps us to know the student and where they are spiritually. Any answers will not exclude them from going, however, we have limited spots available. You can fill out an application HERE. Then sign up for an interview time HERE.

3. Where do you stay in Guatemala?

Living Water has gated campuses with dorms in Antiqua and Quiche. Dorms are equipped with twin size beds, are gender specific and have full bathrooms with indoor plumbing. 

4. Could we do laundry? 

Yes, both campuses have laundry facilities. 

5. What does a typical day look like serving in Guatemala?

During the morning students will do home visits to those families involved in the program. We will get to meet the sponsor kids of the Carney’s as well as the two sponsor kids from BreakOut (our mid-week discipleship program for 3rd-5th grade) as well as kids who have yet to be sponsored. 

In the afternoon, we will visit the feeding centers and help them by serving food, cleaning dishes, participating in discipleship classes and playing with the kids. Soccer is often involved. 

Then in the evenings, we will attend a local church. We will worship and pray for those in the community. This is a very powerful experience. 

We will also have the opportunity to add something to the church experience or at the feeding programs. This will be determined by who is on the trip and the needs of the community. We will know and have time to prepare before going. 

6. What is the cost of the trip? Could I fundraise?

The cost of the trip is $1,200. We discuss ways we can individually and collectively raise funds to support the trip during our initial meetings.

7. What should I bring/wear on the trip?

You will receive a handbook of all pre-trip information with tips on packing, dress code and more so that you will feel well prepared for the trip. Typically since it is winter in Guatemala you must wear long pants or skirts and modest tops. 

8. Is the food safe? 

All the food we eat is prepared and served with the highest standards of cleanliness. They go above and beyond to be sure all water used is purified. A typical meal consists of chicken, rice, beans and amazing fresh fruit. The coffee is AMAZING! 

9. Where can I find more information?

You can learn more about Living Water Ministries and their adopt a child program on their website. 

Trip Leaders

Adult Leaders: Miss Erin & Leo Carney
Student Leaders: Ellie Weidow & Leo Carney IV

Interested? Have questions? Get in touch with our leaders below!