Trip FAQs

What will I do?

When Will We Cry? Inc. works with the talents and gifts of your team to ensure the best trip possible. Many teams combine ministry with construction projects or handing out humanitarian aid. Your team can also conduct a Vacation Bible School with Bible stories, crafts, recreation, memory verse, and songs, along with a thousand different ways to express God’s love. Just be sure to come with open hearts, open minds, and ready to serve, and you will have the time of your life.

Where will we be working/serving?

Our ministry is in the San Marcos region of Guatemala, which is along the border of Mexico. This region varies greatly geographically as it stretches from the Pacific Ocean in the south to the mountains in the north. This is Guatemala’s largest yet poorest region. You will be serving in one or several of the many remote, rural villages scattered throughout this area

Who will be in charge of the team?

From the time you leave from the airport to the time you return, you will be under the supervision of When Will We Cry? Inc.

Will I be safe?

We take every precaution to ensure the safest trip possible. We consult travel advisories, work closely with our international personel, train the trip participants to be cautious, and pray continuously.

Where will I stay?

The first and last nights of the trip, we will stay at Pastor Eleazar’s house in Guatemala City. The remainder of the week will be spent out on the coast, where you will sleep either in the dormitory or church.

What will I eat?

Pastor Eleazar’s wife, Rosa, will cook breakfast and dinner for us. We will most likely have lunch wherever we are working, and it will be sandwiches—peanut butter & jelly, tuna, or ham & cheese. We encourage you to also bring your favorite snacks.

What is included in the cost of the trip?

Airfare, transportation while in Guatemala, food, lodging, insurance, t-shirts, and some supplies are included in the price of the trip. You will need money for a fast-food lunch Sunday and Friday afternoons and dinner at a restaurant Friday evening. Also, bring extra money if you plan to shop.

How can I make a valuable contribution?

Your role will be a valuable part of our larger goal—to help reach those who have never heard the gospel of Christ and to encourage new believers. We have a wonderful opportunity to care for “the least of these” on a short-term trip that allows long-term ministry to continue all year for the poor and needy. Just your coming and serving will leave lasting impressions on the hearts of all those we meet.

How will I be able to communicate if I don’t speak the language?

It is amazing what can be communicated without language. But in addition, we do provide translators during the trip. You may want to also bring an English-Spanish dictionary.

What vaccinations are recommended?

Tetanus and Hepatitis A and B series are recommended. Also, the malaria-prevention medication for this area is Chloroquine, which we highly suggest taking.

How can I best prepare for this trip?

First, if you don’t have it already, get your passport. Be sure to attend team meetings and review any preparatory materials given to you. We also encourage you to study the language, Spanish. Explore the country you will visit on the Internet and in travel books. Take the necessary steps to make your trip the best possible experience for you and your team. But the most important and significant way to prepare for this mission trip, is to pray. During the months preceding the trip, it is our hope you will be in prayer concerning the mission trip, praying for the people of Guatemala, the leaders, and your teammates. At the trip orientation meeting, you will also learn about the culture, language, schedules, food, ministry and even more details about the country you will be visiting.