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Short-term mission teams are an important part of Agua Viva. These trips provide teams with the opportunity to see how the love of the Lord shines through children, especially children in need. You will also be doing important work in and around the home, improving conditions in which the children live. 

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TEAM TESTIMONNIALS

I was so blessed by my time at Agua Viva this year. It was my first time at the beautiful orphanage in Guatemala. I have been to several Latin American orphanages over the years and it was evident that God has his hand over the staff and children. The work that is happening over there is nothing but a blessing to be apart of.
~Amanda from Alabama

We had an absolutely wonderful time this past week at Agua Viva and we can’t wait to go back. Miss all the children already!!!!
~Pilar from Pennsylvania

Our team and I had the experience of a lifetime. We laughed together, painted houses together, painted each other, made cabinet doors together, cried together, and, best of all, learned together about how infinite God’s love is for every one of his children all over the world.
~Brenda from Indiana

What an incredible ministry! I am thankful to have experienced Agua Viva this summer and was blessed to lend a hand on some projects. My friend and I were able to complete a sewing project. What a joy!
~Jenene from North Carolina

TEAM TESTIMONNIALS

I was so blessed by my time at Agua Viva this year. It was my first time at the beautiful orphanage in Guatemala. I have been to several Latin American orphanages over the years and it was evident that God has his hand over the staff and children. The work that is happening over there is nothing but a blessing to be apart of.
~Amanda from Alabama

We had an absolutely wonderful time this past week at Agua Viva and we can’t wait to go back. Miss all the children already!!!!
~Pilar from Pennsylvania

Our team and I had the experience of a lifetime. We laughed together, painted houses together, painted each other, made cabinet doors together, cried together, and, best of all, learned together about how infinite God’s love is for every one of his children all over the world.
~Brenda from Indiana

What an incredible ministry! I am thankful to have experienced Agua Viva this summer and was blessed to lend a hand on some projects. My friend and I were able to complete a sewing project. What a joy!
~Jenene from North Carolina

FAQ

Is travel in Guatemala safe?

As guests of Agua Viva your safety is our number one concern. Our campus is well protected and guarded. You will always be accompanied by an Agua Viva staff person whenever you leave our campus. For more information about travel in Guatemala visit the U.S. State Department international travel website.

What documents do I need to travel to Guatemala?

While you must have a valid passport to enter Guatemala, US citizens do not need a travel visa.

Is it safe to drink the water or eat the food in Guatemala?

Food is prepared onsite and purified bottled water is provided for drinking. When you travel off campus, an Agua Viva staff person will let you know where it is safe to eat.

Do I need any vaccinations?

There are no shots required to enter Guatemala or re-enter the United States. That said, we do recommend a recent tetanus shot. The CDC also recommends a Hepatitis A and B for anyone visiting a developing country.

Are there active volcanoes?

There are four active volcanoes in Guatemala. Two are visible from Guatemala City. Pacaya erupted in May 2010. The other active volcano visible from the city is Fuego. It belches out puffs of smoke several times a day, sometimes small, but sometimes quite large and impressive. The other two active volcanoes in Guatemala are Santa Maria and Santiaguito. There are a total of 36 volcanoes in Guatemala.

Is there anything our team can bring down with us?

Yes, teams can help by brining down many of the day to day items we need for the children. Check out our Needs List.

FAQ

As guests of Agua Viva your safety is our number one concern. Our campus is well protected and guarded. You will always be accompanied by an Agua Viva staff person whenever you leave our campus. For more information about travel in Guatemala visit the U.S. State Department international travel website.

While you must have a valid passport to enter Guatemala, US citizens do not need a travel visa.

Food is prepared onsite and purified bottled water is provided for drinking. When you travel off campus, an Agua Viva staff person will let you know where it is safe to eat.

There are no shots required to enter Guatemala or re-enter the United States. That said, we do recommend a recent tetanus shot. The CDC also recommends a Hepatitis A and B for anyone visiting a developing country.

There are four active volcanoes in Guatemala. Two are visible from Guatemala City. Pacaya erupted in May 2010. The other active volcano visible from the city is Fuego. It belches out puffs of smoke several times a day, sometimes small, but sometimes quite large and impressive. The other two active volcanoes in Guatemala are Santa Maria and Santiaguito. There are a total of 36 volcanoes in Guatemala.

Yes, teams can help by brining down many of the day to day items we need for the children. Check out our Needs List.