• The grade 12 class will be leaving this evening (Monday, January 22nd) for Toronto on our way to Cuba.  Please pray for the team as we travel and face new experiences.  Pray for those we will see in Cuba and for the remaining details of......

  • CUBA 2018 Tuesday, January-23-18 Although there was fog and rain throughout our road trip, we made it to the airport in good time, arriving at 3:30 as expected.  After unloading all our suitcases, we parked the vans and proceeded through check in at the Cubana......

  • The Team arrived at 9:30 p.m.  Had  a good sleep and a late breakfast overlooking the ocean.  ...

  • Wednesday, January-24-18 Arrival in Cuba – Our plane finally took off from the Toronto airport almost exactly 12 hours after the scheduled departure.  As a result, we arrived at our hotel with very little sleep, but still smiling, around 1:00 am.  This necessitated a slight......

  • Arrival in Cuba – Our plane finally took off from the Toronto airport almost exactly 12 hours after the scheduled departure.  As a result, we  arrived at our hotel with very little sleep, but still smiling, around 1:00 am.  This necessitated a slight change to......

  • Thursday, January-25-18 We woke up (at 7:30) to an amazing breakfast of bread, eggs, meats, yogurt, fruit and juice! Today was our first work day, and everyone was eager to get their hands dirty and help our new friends at the ‘training centre’, the building......

  • We were woken by the beautiful sound of Mr. Dipietro knocking at our door at 7:30. We were satisfied with a wonderful breakfast full of citrusy goodness and hearty meat that would help us in our trek through the Artisan markets of Trinidad. Although the......

  • Today started like every other, waking up for breakfast at 7:00 am. We had options for omelets, and a bunch of other delicious breakfast foods. We got ready to leave and hopped on the bus at 8:30 to head to Palmira Training Center. It was......

  • Sunday, January-28-18 Today we woke up at 7:00 as usual, and after breakfast we headed to the Training Centre for a Sunday service, as well as the final day with the new friends that we made. We were pleased to see the joy and happiness......

  • Monday, January-29-18 Unlike the rest of our peers, who have had the blessing of waking up at 7:30am, we have had the opportunity to endure the call of our morning rooster friend, who loves to give us our wake-up call at 5:00am. This morning however,......

  • Each year Maranatha Christian Academy sends our grade 12 students on a missions trip to a third world country.  Our hope is to provide the students with the opportunity to experience ministry in a different cultural setting and to broaden their understanding of what it......

  • This is the MCA 2017 Mission Team as they were leaving today for Toronto.  They fly out of Toronto tomorrow morning and head to Guatemala.  Check back on this blog for more updates....

  • Our journey began as we left Maranatha Christian Academy at 2:30 pm on Wednesday.  We are extremely grateful to Louis Matte and Rob Lofthouse for driving us to Toronto, where we settled into a Days Inn for the night.  Some slept well and others not......

  • Hello fellow family and friends! We hope you’re cold because we aren’t! Today, we went to the school for the first time, Colegio Cristiano Avivando el Fuego (CCAF) which means “Fanning the Flame Christian School”. One thing we are not used to are the treacherous......

  • Painting the Church: Today the grade twelve class had an opportunity to work with one of the local churches. The pastor Luis owns a nearby church located in Parramos. They explained to us that they wanted to improve the church by adding an area for......

  • We began our fourth day with a time of worship, singing a few of our favourite songs and praying for the day. Then we headed to the historical capital city of Antigua nearby, which has been replaced by Guatemala City. We experienced a part of......

  • The day started off with another walk all the way up the hill to the school, to see all our little friends again. As we walked up the hill, Simon had the bright idea of sprinting up the hill, in attempt to beat everyone to......

  • Hola mi amigos! Hope all is well back in the mothership (aka good ol’ Canada). Today was another early morning! We were up and at ‘em around 6, with the exception of a few stragglers… The Hill was quite the workout, as always, but the......

  • Today, we went to the school early in the morning. The hill is still a challenge, and it doesn’t seem to be getting easier to climb. This morning we sang worship with the high school students instead of the little ones, and spent the first......

  • The grade twelve class continued working with the school today. For most of the day we moved cinder blocks to the roof of the secondary school building where they plan on adding another floor. With the supplies, we move from one location to another it......