Resident Mission Leader Needed to Partner with Guatemalan believers in mountainous Ixil Region

Jan - Dec 2021 | Action International Ministries

Rich at Colegio Horeb

Trip #21351

Resident Mission Leader Needed to Partner with Guatemalan believers in mountainous Ixil Region

Trip #21351

Rich at Colegio Horeb

Action International Ministries

Location:

Guatemala, Central America

Dates:

Jan - Dec 2021
Lasts 1 year to 3 years

Activities:

Administration & Leadership, Community Development, Teaching English, Leadership Training,

Cost:

** See Financial Information Below
Agency: Action International Ministries
Location: Guatemala, Central America
Dates: Jan - Dec 2021
Lasts 1 year to 3 years
Activities: Administration & Leadership, Community Development, Teaching English, Leadership Training
Cost: ** See Financial Information Below
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Serve alongside various indigenous Guatemalan ministries. Demonstrate Christs love to families and communities of rural Guatemala by improving their physical, educational, and spiritual well-being.

Map Guatemala
Jordan with Mayan family in Cotzal

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Jordan with Mayan family in Cotzal

ACTION partners with WIND (When It Needs Doing) — a nonprofit that exists to meet the needs of the Guatemalan people located in Ixil, San Juan Cotzal. Together we are seeking a Resident Mission Leader who will serve as a member of ACTION and contribute to the mission of WIND by representing the organization in-country as it seeks to demonstrate Christ’s love to the families and communities of rural Guatemala by partnering with them to improve their physical, educational, and spiritual well-being.

While WIND has been serving alongside the Ixil people in Guatemala for more than 10 years and has had resident missionaries living in the community at various times, there are currently no resident missionaries living in the city of San Juan Cotzal.

WIND’s indigenous Guatemalan ministry team is capably and effectively leading various ministries, but WIND desires to strategically place one or more Resident Mission Leader on the leadership team to strengthen and expand the work.

The desired length of service is one year minimum with a desire for two or more years as the Lord leads. A 7-10 day vision and exploratory trip would be planned before deciding on term length.

The responsibilities of the Resident Mission Leader could include but would not be limited to:

1. Ensuring that WIND programs operate effectively and efficiently

2. Representing WIND to partners and building a network of partner organizations

3. Working to develop and collaborate with indigenous leaders

4. Conducting or facilitating training classes for local pastors and leaders

5. Serving WIND team through logistical planning, guidance and translation services

6. Working with local school and church leadership to serve the needs of families

7. Providing English instruction to children and teachers at Colegio Horeb

8. Providing timely communication to inform and sensitize donors and volunteers to WIND programs

9. Doing outreach work in the region, assisting local church leaders in expanding outreach and training

The Resident Ministry Leader’s goals will be to:

• approach the mission with the mindset of a learner

• seek to understand before offering an opinion

• not leap to solve problems, but rather help each ministry leader solve their own problems

• be present and intentional in interactions and communicate clearly

• learn to discern an honoring path and realize one cannot help everyone

• help without creating dependence

• most importantly, realize one can trust God with all one’s heart, mind and soul

 

*The WIND Executive Director and Founder Rich Rice lives in Washington state but generally takes four trips a year to Cotzal spending up to three months in-country each year to act as an adviser to the Guatemalan team and also to lead short-term teams that focus on medical outreach, children’s ministry, pastoral training and poverty and social justice initiatives. Since WIND is not a missionary-sending organization, the Resident Ministry Leader will apply and become a member of ACTION but report to and look for guidance from Rich as the Executive Director. ACTION’s Latin America Regional Coordinator Mark Anderson and the ACTION USA leadership will also be involved in providing direction for the Resident Ministry Leader.

 

For more information about WIND visit: www.wind-guatemala.org

To inquire please write: [email protected]

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Additional Trip Information

Region:
Central America
Country:
Guatemala
Other Location Info:
Ixil, San Juan Cotzal
Participant Age:
Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
A budget will be set by ACTION in collaboration with WIND based on budgets used for past resident missionaries.
Training debriefing
A 7-10 day vision trip would be arranged with Executive Director Rich Rice that would provide an orientation to each ministry and how the Resident Mission Leader(s) would be involved.
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Mission Trip Offered By Action International Ministries

Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multi-national missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor.

Our three-prong strategy for urban ministry can be defined under three headings: evangelism, discipleship, and development.

The mission currently has over 250 missionaries (and many other team members) in 32 countries. ACTION’s prayer target is for 221 additional missionaries to join them in the vital task of world missions, for the glory of God!

Our goal is to know God and take action! (Daniel 11:32)

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