Non-Religious Mayan Beliefs
Although most Guatemalans pay little attention to punctuality in daily living, it is expected from foreigners.
Guatemalans often cast their eyes downward during conversation as a sign of respect, especially when a man is addressing a female stranger.
Depending on the time of year, Antigua is famous for festivals, celebrations, parades, and events. Go shopping at the Artisan Market, walk up to the cross overlooking the city, or just hang out in the Plaza Central.
Go explore real Mayan ruins near Guatemala City called “Tecpan”.
Visit the beautiful Santo Domingo monastery in Antigua.
Adventures Guatemala Base
The Adventures Base in Guatemala works to build relationships with locals and host and disciple teams that come through. Adventures Guatemala has a passion for reaching local villages with the empowering message of Jesus Christ. They aim to activate the Guatemalan Church to reach their community and send their own missionaries to the world. The Adventures Base sends teams to come alongside men and women of God in local villages to teach English, disciple children and families, pray for the sick, empower women, evangelize in homes and on the street, and provide basic needs for the very poor.
New Generation Centroamerica
Meet Juan! He is 100 percent Mayan and now serves the indigenous Mayan people in his home community in Chichi. As Chichi is a major tourist destination, Juan has a thriving ministry with the tourist police, teaching them English and doing Bible study with them. Juan also runs a soccer ministry and has a large presence in local schools teaching English and Biblical values.
YWAM Guatemala City
The staff at Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Guatemala City are passionate about training and discipling followers of Christ to make their own disciples and live like Jesus. They are active in their community doing Bible distributions, serving at safe homes, doing kids ministry and outreach, ministering to women, and serving the poorest areas of their city.