Mission Guatemala
Our main Sunday service is 10:30am
Mill Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7EB

russlindaIn 2003 Russ, Linda, and their teenage children Sophie and Luke individually heard the call of God to go to the mission field. Determined to accomplish what the Lord required of them and no matter what opposition came their way, they then spent the following two years in preparation. In January 2005 they left Gosport, England to make their home in San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.

As soon as the family arrived in Guatemala, they began to get to know the people and culture. Responding to the poverty and social injustice, they started helping families by providing food on a regular basis. They also witnessed many who were sick and unable to procure medical help through lack of finance. Right at the outset they decided to trust God for their financial support and gave to many folk in faith. They value this part of the work greatly and today some twenty families are supported by the mission with food and medical help.

Within a year of being in Guatemala, the family felt strongly led to work in the indigenous town of Santiago, Sacatepéquez. Having very little money, the Lord miraculously provided a building in Santiago which has become their main centre. The doors of El Refugio Centro Cristiano (The Refuge Christian Centre) were opened on February 14th 2006. Together with other events like children’s outreaches, they started running classes for children that did not go to school and for women who could not read. From a handful of children, El Refugio and its sister building, Bethesda, now occupies 170 children of all ages who are able to study for certificates fully recognised in Guatemala.

Please visit their website for further information and consider giving to the work: http://www.missionguatemala.co.uk/