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Enlace - "to weave together'

A cross-cultural experience that could change your life!


ENLACE update!

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014.

Please contact Andrew Jones by email -

WHAT IS ENLACE? A 4-week service and learning program connected to MCC's work in relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.

WHO CAN JOIN? 16-20 year olds


  • Application deadline: March 31, 2014
  • Initial Enlace team meeting (with parents/guardians): April 9, 2014
  • Orientation in Ontario: May 2-4, 2014
  • Enlace in Guatemala: 4 weeks sometime between July 21 and August 25, 2014

 $3500 (this will be reduced through fundraising efforts, both individual, and as a group). A $500 deposit will be required to secure a space with the Enlace group once you have been accepted to the program.


  • encourage faith formation
  • engage in cross-cultural learning
  • foster global awareness and an ethic of service
  • develop transformative relationships and leadership skills

contact Andrew Jones.

What would I do for a month in Guatemala?

More details to follow, but here is a taste of some possible activites:

Week 1

  • Orientation in Guatemala City with CASAS (Central American Study and Services program).
  • Spend time learning about Guatemalan history, society, and culture. Complete with Spanish language study
  • daily devotions and regular debriefing to ground what you experience in a journey of Christian faith

Week 2

  • Travel to San Marcos
  • Be immersed in development projects, and learn about alternatives to migration
  • Visit and stay with local communities in La Linea, and Tapachula
  • Hike the spectacular Tacana Volcano!

Week 3

  • Attend a local church service and spend time with familes
  • Travel by boat to Santiago, and visit development projects
  • Enjoy a taste of Guatemalan cuisine as you dine, and stay with local host families

Week 4

  • Free time in Guatemala City - perhaps visit the zoo? Visit a giant thrift store!
  • Travel to Antigua, and visit the market plus local attractions
  • Return to Ontario


Take the plunge, and join the Enlace experience today!


For more info or to apply to the program contact Andrew Jones at