Friday, September 9, 2011

Short term mission trips

I have had several people ask me about coming to visit Eagles Nest here in Guatemala on a short term mission trip, so I thought I'd share the information on here. :)

Short term mission teams are a huge blessing to the ministry here at Eagles Nest. As a matter of fact, the first mission trip I ever went on was here. :) I personally think it's one of the most beautiful places on earth to visit and volunteer.


Eagles Nest (also knows as Nido Del Aguila here in Guatemala) began approximately 8 years ago when Claire and Larry Boggs brought their ministry here. While the Boggs have been missionaries here in Guatemala for almost 34 years. Todd and I adopted our girls, Aleigha and 2 years later Mya out of the Boggs orphanage. A few years ago adoptions closed between the US and Guatemala but the Boggs ministry continued on working with the children and added a Christian school, the Manna Feeding center, a church on the property, a Sports Ministry as well as the continuing care of 25 orphaned and abandoned children ranging in age from 3 months to 12 years old in the children's home.




Eagles Nest rests on the top of the mountain, 6,700 feet above sea level in Solola, Guatemala overlooking Lake Atitlan. (Did I sound like a travel agent there?) It's about a  3 1/2 hour drive from Guatemala City.  The property where Eagles Nest resides is approximately 25 years old and was originally built as a RCI time share resort that eventually went bankrupt- and then sat vacant for about 8 years. But the Lord had a better plan for this beautiful property and it became the perfect place for His Kingdom work.


There are so many reason why we fell in love with this place from the people, the incredible view, the apartments and cabins that house mission teams making it an affordable, safe and a wonderful place for families, individuals and church groups to come and serve. :)

The apartments...





















The cabins...



If you are interested in learning more about the work we are doing here, bring a short term team to serve or how you can become a part of our team feel free to contact Felis at: pedroandfelis@me.com for more information. :) We would love to have you and it's a whole lot of fun!

Zip line...

Sports ministry...

Shopping and site seeing...

Hope to see you soon!!! :)
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13 comments:

Brandon and Zanna said...

I think I found your blog somehow through another adoptive family's blog, but I absolutely LOVE your updates on ministry in Guatemala. My hubby & I went on a short term trip there in 2007 with CAM, and our best friends are currently raising support to move their full-time to work at SETECA. I have no doubt that we will be visiting Guatemala again in the future. Praying God's blessing on your new ministry venture!!

Gina said...

Great post!!!

Gina said...

I'm curious. This model of "holistic care". It's an amazing idea for countries that don't allow international adoptions but still have a population of orphaned children! Are there other orphanages around that use this same model? Or is it something the Bogg's developed?

Sophie said...

You can count on seeing me soon Amy!

Lexi said...

um, so I'm officially REALLY REALLY excited!!!! :D

The gFamily said...

I'll be there in just a few weeks! :)

Andrea said...

What a gorgeous place!!! What a blessing for you to be able to live in God's blessing AND have a view! ;)

Sally-Girl! said...

Still trying to work something out to get down there! The crew I am taking has their heart set on China and working in the orphanage our last daughter was in, but working on changing their hearts to yours!!!

Lund7 said...

Amy, I would love to be able to come down there for a short missions trip. I know Taylor has expressed interest to Addisyn and is excited to be able to meet her in person. We are praying about it and will be in touch with you in the future.

Homeschooling is going well so far and I really enjoy having Taylor home with me all day, every day. Hope it's going well for you too.

God's blessings as you continue to do HIS work amongst those beautiful people!

Sarah said...

I would LOVE to come, but gotta get thru my parents first! :)

I just gotta say though, I LOVE the triple bunks!!!

Sarah
www.matthew18vs14.blogspot.com

Gennaro Sr. Ocanas said...

Beautiful!
My family and I can't wait to come!

Debbie Doughty said...

Lord willing, someday!

Joshua Owens said...

I could teach them some football in a fun way