Guatemala Mission Trips

Each summer, we make two mission trips to San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala, where we’ve helped that small rural town in many ways including building a school (Escuela San Bartolome).

Mission trip photos

Contact Bob Sandford to submit your photos for use on the web and in print.

Winner of the 2012 Guatemala mission photo contest: Maryalice Williams

"For me much of St Thomas More's Guatemalan mission is about sharing our cultures. In this photo, the tall boys on the end are Guatemalan and they're wearing American t-shirts. Tony and his son in the middle are also Guatemalan but proudly wearing their American clothing. The four other boys/men are happy to be wearing their Guatemalan pullovers."
“For me much of St Thomas More’s Guatemalan mission is about sharing our cultures. In this photo, the tall boys on the end are Guatemalan and they’re wearing American t-shirts. Tony and his son in the middle are also Guatemalan but proudly wearing their American clothing. The four other boys/men are happy to be wearing their Guatemalan pullovers.”

Runner up 2012: Marla Byrne

"As we were building a stove for a family, the little boys wanted so badly to help. We told them they could carry bricks for us. They continually tried to outdo one another and would giggle every time they would stack the bricks in their arms. You can see the stickers we gave them on their hands and forehead. I love this picture because it so depicts the love and work ethic that we witnessed in the Guatemalan people."
“As we were building a stove for a family, the little boys wanted so badly to help. We told them they could carry bricks for us. They continually tried to outdo one another and would giggle every time they would stack the bricks in their arms. You can see the stickers we gave them on their hands and forehead. I love this picture because it so depicts the love and work ethic that we witnessed in the Guatemalan people.”

2014 traveler video

(By Ryan and Emily. Includes photos and some testimonials toward the end.)


About the mission trips

GuatemalaTrip2Each summer, we take mission trips to visit our brothers and sisters in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala. Contact David Butel  for more information.

Information sessions

Each year in June we hold information session about the upcoming trips. Watch our bulletin and quarterly More News for dates and times

Signing up for a trip

The information meeting to sign up for our summer trips is Sunday, December 10, at 6pm in More Hall. See the travel info and forms section below for more information.

Trip coordinator

Trip coordinator is Bill Muninghoff.


Traveler info and forms

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