ABOUT US!

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Manny & Cindy Batres have been receiving short-term mission teams since 2004. Many teams return year after year because they know they will be well cared for and have an amazing experience.  They will pick you   up at the airport, stay with you the entire time, and provide a meaningful, life-changing ministry you will never forget.  You will stay in hotels or at the beautiful Mission2Guatemala site, with private rooms and baths. You will have maximum opportunities  to spend time with the local Guatemalan people, as well as enjoy wonderful ecotourism experiences. Trips can be customized to your interests and needs.

 

 

Are you ready to let God use you
to show His love to the people of Guatemala?



Mission2Guatemala, Inc. is a tax-deductable 501c3 mission organization, which sprang out of the desire to help meet the diverse needs of the Mayan people of Guatemala.  It facilitates help from short-term mission teams from The United States and Canada.  It helps promote education among the indigenouse Mayan people of Guatemala by helping provide and or improve local schools.  It also provides metal structures or roofs for churches, community buildings, clinics and orphanages. M2G is actively involved in bringing clean water to villages in need.
 
Guatemala is nearby and easy to reach, affordable, open to the gospel, and a beautiful country of hard-working grateful people who need your help.
 

Meet the Mission2Guatemala Board:



Manuel Batres (President) was born in Guatemala in 1954. He has lived in Ohio for over 35 years, married to his wife, Cindy. They have two married daughters, and three grandchildren. Manuel and Cindy answered God's call to missions and moved to Guatemala where they served as missionaries for a church organization for almost five years, until starting Mission2Guatemala, Inc. in 2008. Manuel graduated with a degree in political science from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. After years in sales, he started his own construction equipment sales/rental company, SkyLifts of Ohio. He has played and/or coached soccer since his youth.

 

Bill Estle (Treasurer) was born October 2, 1954 in Chicago, IL. He spent most of his growing up years in Illinois, where his father was a Baptist minister.  He and his wife Eileen, now reside just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.  They have 3 grown children and are proud grandparents to 9 grandchildren. Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1976.  After having worked for a private weather consulting company for a brief time, he has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for over 30 years. He currently serves in several ministry capacities at Turning Leaf Community (Nazarene) Church, including church board secretary, and singing on the praise team. Additionally, he has been involved in many mission trips to answer God's calling.

 

Connie Harclerode (Secretary) served as a Mission Corp Volunteer in Guatemala and Miami, Florida in 2007 & 2008.  Prior to that, she served as Associate Pastor at the 1st Church of the Nazarene in Warrensburg, Missouri where she continues to reside.  She is a graduate University of Central Missouri and the Kansas City School of Ministry, and is an ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.  Connie has two sons; one in California and one in Missouri, and an adorable grandson.

 

Dr. Roger Miller lives in Grand Rapids Michigan, with his wife Donna. They have a son and a daughter and 9 grandchildren. Roger graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. He received his Medical Degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and did his Internship and Residency at Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  He has been involved in missions serving as missionary president at Grand Rapids International Fellowship church, where he has served on the church board and participated in several medical mission trips. He is a member of the Christian Medical Society. 

 

Andrew Dempsey lives in Columbus, OH with his wife Myra, and their two children, where they work and are on the leadership team of a new church plant in the area. He is a former teacher at Genoa Christian school and a graduate from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. He was formerly the leader of the College/Career Ministry at Hillview Church in Columbus. He has also been involved with mission trips to Mexico and Orlando, Fl.