Guatemala is a country of striking features and a strong indigenous culture. Mountainous, heavily forested and dotted with Mayan ruins, lakes, volcanoes, orchids and exotic birds, Guatemala is one of the most beautiful countries in Central America.

Beneath the beauty of Guatemala’s land and people, malnutrition, which has been called the silent killer, robs children of the opportunity to experience the healthy, full lives God intended for them.

In the Western Highlands of Guatemala, 67% of children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished.  Malnutrition stunts cognitive and physiological growth in the first 1000 days of life, and the stunting is irreversible.

As disciples of Christ and faced with the needs of the highlands, we will respond to the needs of hurting people through fully sustainable small plot gardens, micro-greenhouses, community and family chicken coops, entrepreneurial training, and agricultural training while planting churches, teaching discipleship, and partnering with indigenous churches to help them reach their communities.

Want to make a difference with hurting people?  Begin today by planning your short-term mission trip with your church, mission group, or as an individual by joining another team.  Agricultural internships are also available.  Let the Institute help you develop the vision God has given you for you ministry.

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