• UPDATE: “We arrived in Guatemala City at around 9:00 pm ET.  [Day 1] went so smoothly and seamlessly right from the get go!  We arrived in Toronto with lots of time to spare.  Flights and customs were uneventful.  Many of us are feeling physically weary but......

  • Day 1 of our Grade 12 trip: Yesterday was a travel day, We arrived at our Casa late at night. It was around 11:30 p.m.   Today, we woke up bright and early at a whopping 6:00 in the morning to eat breakfast. After breakfast we......

  • Hola fellow citizens of Canada! Today was a wonderful day in Guatemala. We accomplished a ton of things. First, we walked up the treacherous hill for the second time and it was worse. Then we got assigned to a classroom with three other classmates. The......

  • Day 3 in Guatemala started with a BANG, a literal bang! At 5:00 a.m. we woke up to firecrackers. Some thought it was a volcano erupting, an earthquake or someone walking on the roof. Knowing we got to sleep in until 7:00 a.m. instead of 6:00 a.m., we fell right back to sleep (some......

  • Today was the day that we conquered Volcan de Pacaya. We started our day bright and early by attending our first Guatemalan church service. It was nothing like the church we are used to, rather it was more like a Jesus Party. Every single person......

  • Today our class went to the high school for chapel this morning. Everyone was involved in the wonderful worship songs. Even though we could not understand Spanish, we were deeply touched by the worship.   After the worship some students were sent to help English class, while......

  • Today was a pretty eventful weekday as our group split up to paint the wall of the school and help with renovations of a home near the school. It was also the first day of our VBS program that we held at our Casa for......

  • Maranatha Christian Academy Principal Rob Lofthouse is on the team of six chaperones and 24 students who are in Guatemala for the 2020 Gr. 12 missions trip. Take a look at the photos he is capturing. They give an added glimpse into the activities of......

  • Today we did several things. First thing we did is go to devotions with Grades JK-6, Then afterwards we split into groups. Some of us went to two English classes and others went to work on construction. In the afternoon, we did vacation Bible school......

  • Hola from Guatemala,  We are almost at the end of our trip.  This morning we started off with our usual breakfast at 6:15. The walk up the hill is still difficult, and we are excited that we only have to climb the hill once more.......