Through our Short-Term Mission Teams, you can make a Long-Term Impact!

All travel to Guatemala is currently suspended due to COVID-19. We are monitoring the situation and keeping our upcoming teams informed. If you are interested in booking a team for 2021, we are continuing to process team applications at this time.

Our short-term mission teams participate in furthering Impact Ministries’ 15+ years of community involvement in developing Christian schools, providing local outreach programs, and planting churches. Years of hardship have prepared the hearts of the Guatemalan people, and they are hungry for the truth of Jesus Christ. Many people have already experienced the long-term life-changing effects of our short-term mission teams.  Who knows, the life you impact just might be your own!

What Will We Do?

In addition to a variety of cultural activities designed to further your understanding of God’s work in Guatemala, you will also work alongside the staff of Impact Ministries and participate in a variety of community outreach projects:

  • children’s ministry
  • construction projects
  • home visits
  • devotionals and prayer ministry

Medical groups serve in our clinic and/or provide much needed health care in remote mountain villages. Other professionals may also have the opportunity to serve the community with their skills.

Impact Ministries has been hosting short-term mission teams from schools, churches and communities across Canada and the US since 2000. For more information, please contact us at

How can I go?

You can form your own team, or join one of the Impact Ministries-organized teams.

Short-term mission trips take place from January to October each year, and are generally 11 days long.

Form your own Team

Most of our teams are organized by schools, churches or special interest groups who want to serve together through Impact Ministries in Guatemala. If you’re interested in putting together a team, contact our teams coordinator at to start the conversation.

Medical Teams

Medical and Dental professionals, please check out our Short-Term Medical Teams page for information on how to lead, schedule or join a medical team.

Sponsorship / Family Team

Each year, Impact Ministries coordinates a Sponsorship / Family Team. This team is open to anyone who supports a class or sponsors a child through Impact Ministries and would like to visit their child or class. It’s also ideal for any families who would like to participate together in a short-term mission trip to Guatemala. If you are interested in the Sponsorship / Family Team, please contact our teams coordinator at .

Seniors Trip

This trip is open to anyone who is over 55 but is young at heart and able to travel and get around on their own. Spouses, adult children, and friends who aren’t 55 yet are also welcome! Contact to put your name on an interest list to be notified when the next seniors trip is being coordinated.

More Information

For more information, please contact .

Short-term team member playing with student

Short-term team on work project

Team members praying for child at hospital

senior with sponsor child and family

Short-term team members holding baby at hospital visit

Short-term team singing praises

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