Located about an hour from Guatemala City is the small town of Sumpango. Primarily a Mayan community, this town is full of vibrant people nestled in the middle of beautiful rolling hills. Next Step is excited to work alongside Sumpango as we build and expand a local church building, serve at a local HIV orphanage, build home additions for overcrowded families, and hit the streets for powerful home visits where your students will have the opportunity to pray and share faith with many Guatemalan families.

Our trip to Guatemala will give participants a wide variety of construction and relational ministry opportunities, as we serve and worship alongside many of our Guatemalan partners.  Know you can be an integral part of what God is doing in this special community of Sumpango, as we seek to be the body of Christ sharing in our gifts and passions with one another.

After you watch the video, scroll down for important forms and information.


Click on the Next Step logo to fill out your Guatemala Participant forms online.  (Please note, all forms must be submitted NO LATER than March 15th, 2017)  Please see David Schmidt if you have any questions.


Insurance is required for all trip participants.  If you do not have coverage, Nest Step recommends an inexpensive program called the Volunteer Card.  To learn more, please click the Volunteer Card logo.


 All Ignite Youth Members must fill out and return the Ignite Youth Group Parent/Guardian Consent Form and Indemnity Agreement.  These forms have been revised since last year and the new version must be on file before you can attend the mission trip.  To download the form, please click the Consent Form logo


To help subsidize the cost of this trip, as well as allow us to take much needed supplies to the people of Sumpango, we will be hosting our First Annual Pig Roast.  This event will take place March 12 from 1 pm to 8 pm. We are asking local vendors to contribute, in order to help defray our expenses so that the money raised will actually go to the mission, allowing us to do more for these needy people.  We thank you in advance for your generosity!!  Click the picture on the left to download a Sponsor Packet.