Serving in Guatemala//GU021801

Jeremy Benson
Rensselaer, NY

Vt std sm
About my Fundraiser
Greetings Everyone!

The Benson Family is embarking on our first Mission Trip to Guatemala. We have dreamed of going for many years and this year we are going to make it a reality! Our church, Christ Church Guilderland, partnering with Vision Trust has been working in a small village, Cruz Blanca for a number of years, making a huge difference to the families and children living there. 

In Guatemala, we will get to meet and serve alongside the local, Guatemalan men and women serving the children through the Cruz Blanca Learning Center.  The director of the program, Rut Chamalé, is an amazing woman who has dedicated her life to serving impoverished children in her own country.  The Learning Center touches the lives of approximately 300+ children who receive nutritious meals, a daily vitamin, educational support, health interventions and spiritual mentoring through this program.  We are especially excited to meet and spend time with Jimmy (pictured here) the little boy our family sponsors. 

The biggest reason for going is to serve but as parents in a very changing world, we also are trusting that this experience will help shape who Jeremy and Mary are becoming. We are praying God opens our eyes and hearts and that through serving the children and families of Cruz Blanca we will also grow closer to Him. 

We need help to be able to fund this trip for all four of us but felt it was important for us to go as a family.The cost for each of us is $1650 so our goal is to raise $6600. The dates of our trip are February 16-24, 2018 but need to pay in full by January10, 2018.  By sponsoring us you are part of serving these children and we are grateful for any gift you are able to give. If you are local to us, Mary and Jeremy are working to make items to sell to help raise the funds for us to go. We will keep you updated and would love to share our experiences with you when we return.

Thank you so much!  Bob, Teri, Jeremy and Mary