See. Feel. Be the Difference Yourself.
FTLOM has several different outreach projects which we support throughout Guatemala. Each mission trip is led by a dedicated mission leader who plans the agenda of projects and activities for each week-long trip while working in tandem with Valerie Edwards and Claudia Flores, the in-country assistant. Our dedicated team of volunteers are the heart who deliver our missions of love to children and families of need.
Upcoming "Missions of Love".
Due to the fluctuating circumstances related to COVID-19, we will continue to keep an eye on any restrictions which may have an impact on mission trips and keep you updated accordingly.
To secure your spot, your 50% deposit ($350 USD) is due no later than January 15, 2021, with the remainder due three months before departure.
and scheduling of mission trips begins six months in advance. Limited spots are available for logistical reasons but also to ensure you receive the best experience possible.
Frequently Asked Questions.
How far in advance should I purchase my mission trip?
Your initial deposit of $350 is due six months in advance of your trip, with the remaining balance of $350 due 3 months prior to your travel.
What's the cost for a mission trip?
Each six-night mission trip costs $700 per person which includes:
6 nights hotel stay at The Hotel Aurora in Antigua, Guatemala
Transportation from the airport to the hotel and back, and to all of our mission teams scheduled activities throughout the week
2 dinners (welcome and farewell)
A bilingual assistant that will be with us the whole time to help with translation
All breakfasts at the Hotel Aurora each morning
* You are responsible to book your own flight to Guatemala City and most will book to fly in the day before to ensure they arrive by the required 12:00PM arrival time into GC on the day of the trip. YOU can have FTLOM’s in-country assistant book a hotel at The Clarion Hotel in GC for you (10 minutes from the airport & includes shuttle), and you will then pay Claudia the morning of the mission trip in the hotel lobby for your $90 room rate (holds up to 4 people.) For all early arrivals, our mission team will all meet in the hotel lobby on the actual mission trip day.
What would be expected of me during my trip?
Each FTLOM team member is required to register for multiple needs that will be listed on the "sign up genius" that the mission team leader will post to the Facebook Page created for each team. The sign ups include things like toys for projects, cost of bunk beds, stoves, water filters, money to cover activities for projects, diapers, wipes, etc…
You are required to participate with the FTLOM the whole time and you cannot make your own plans to go anywhere outside of the approved agenda during the 6-day mission trip. Each team member will need to sign a contract and mail it to Valerie Edwards, 3 months prior to travel.
What should I pack?
Review and print "Need to Know Info" for your FTLOM Mission Trip.
Where do I find the mission trip volunteer contract?
It is mandatory for each mission trip participant to sign and return their contract in advance of their trip. The contract is available here:
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"My fiancé and I have been sponsoring children, now a total of three beautiful souls, through For the Love of Mateo for several years. I first had the privilege of traveling to Guatemala to the orphanage FTLOM supports in June of 2014 and that is when my heart was forever changed."
E. Bonkowski & J. Ruby