Use your vocation as a dentist or hygienist to meet practical needs and train others in Guatemala

Apr - Jun 2020; Oct 2020 | Action International Ministries

Short-termer and assistant with patient

Trip #22297

Use your vocation as a dentist or hygienist to meet practical needs and train others in Guatemala

Trip #22297

Short-termer and assistant with patient

Action International Ministries

Location:

Guatemala, Central America

Dates:

Apr - Jun 2020; Oct 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Community Development, Education: All Other, Medical/Healthcare, Technical/Professional Skills, Visitation & Encouragement,

Cost:

Approximately $2000 to $2500
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals, Travel to and from location
Agency: Action International Ministries
Location: Guatemala, Central America
Dates: Apr - Jun 2020; Oct 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Community Development, Education: All Other, Medical/Healthcare, Technical/Professional Skills, Visitation & Encouragement
Cost: Approximately $2000 to $2500
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals, Travel to and from location
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Looking for a cross-cultural adventure? Looking to put smiles on the faces of children? Looking to make a long-term impact on the oral health of an entire community? Keep reading!

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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Guatemala: Dental Missions Trip
San Juan Cotzal (Western Highlands)

ACTION partners with a like-minded organization called WIND (When It Needs Doing) that supports the needs of families in the Western Highlands of Guatemala which is populated by indigenous Mayan people. WIND will be hosting its 11th Dental Team to the Highlands October 5 – 15th, 2018.

The Executive Director of WIND shares: “During the trip, our teams see between 120-200 patients, mostly children. In addition to the critical dental care provided to children and families without access to such care, each team spends time teaching in the classroom. We have also had oral health training running simultaneously to our clinics. Through these teams, we are witnessing improved oral hygiene because of a long-term approach to hygiene training in our schools!”

If interested in more information, please inquire about this trip through this web page. You can also visit wind-guatemala.org/as-we-go/ to learn more about the organization and philosophy of care, and you can learn more about the region below.

Additional information about this location and region:

This region was the focal point of a bloody civil war (1960-1996) which left more than 200,000 people dead.

Vibrant in culture and tradition, the beauty of the region is a stark contrast to the needs of the people who live there:

* 90% of families live below the poverty line
* 70% of indigenous people suffer from chronic malnutrition
* Only 3 out of 10 children graduate from 6th grade, resulting in the highest rates of illiteracy in all of Latin America
*Families have difficulty accessing medical attention, dental care and clean drinking water. Infant mortality rates are high

WIND exists to meet these needs through the strengthening of Christian schools (to provide quality education based on biblical principles), feeding programs, medical and dental services, and training for church pastors and leaders.

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

WIND partners with local churches, schools and ministries to empower families to meet pressing needs and create sustainable, lasting change in their community for the glory of God and the good of each person.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Central America
Country:
Guatemala
Other Location Info:
San Juan Cotzal, Ixil
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 10], Individuals, Married Couples
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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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