January in Guatemala…at 5000 feet

(posted by Rick) I recall my first winter J127 men’s mission trip like it was yesterday.   We flew out of FRIGID Iowa for the tropics.   Yes we are going south, but Tecpan sits in the mountains of Guatemala at 5000 ft elevation. The daytime starts out cool, requiring a sweatshirt.  But by noon the […]


One month from now, we’ll be driving up to this hotel in Tecpan, Guatemala…the “Don Pancho”. It will be our home away from home for seven days. The old saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”.  It’s hard to tell from this sign what the hotel looks like.  Is it small?  Old?  Cheap?  […]

Meet the Family

Meet the Cujcuj Family! To see the full list, along with videos, please click here. Ursula is 41 years old, and has been a widow for 4 years now. Her husband was an alcoholic who never took responsibility for them. She has 6 children: Reyna Claribel is 21 years old (works in the fields). Armando […]