Upcoming Trip

  • Scheduled dates of August 19-28, 2019
  • Multi-generational trip – for families, individuals – everyone!
  • Two options – stay in Guatemala City to work on a project or travel to Maya Itza to help construct a physical church building

Summary of the 2017 Guatemala Trip

Easter ambassadors traveled to Guatemala to serve and walk together with ILAG, our partner organization. They worked with ILAG and our partner church of El Salvador del Mundo to attend to facility repairs. This entailed some light-to-heavy labor. In addition, there was the opportunity to work with women from all over the country as they engaged in a retreat with empowering activities and learning sessions. Easter has participated in the retreat previously, and our relationships continue to deepen. We look forward to renewing our friendships in Guatemala each year. Please prayerfully consider joining us in this unique and life changing mission trip in the future.  Questions? Contact Pastor Steve Thomason at or 651-452-3680. You can also read the article that Pastor Steve wrote for the Saint Paul Area Synod, after the trip
Read Pastor Steve’s Blog of the 2017 Trip
Easter partners with Iglesia Luterana Agustina De Guatemala (ILAG), made up predominantly of indigenous people on the margins of Guatemalan society with very few resources.

Easter is involved in the following projects:

  • El Divino Salvador de Mundo Lutheran Church of Guatemala. This is a very poor and struggling church in Guatemala City. Visits from Easter Lutheran ambassadors create a lively connection of prayer, support and mutual encouragement.
  • El Mirador School. Easter provides teacher and student support at this small elementary school.
  • Iglesia Luterana Agustina De Guatemala (ILAG). This church grows congregations in the poorest areas. Easter works with other congregation in the Saint Paul Area Synod to support leadership training and women’s ministry programs.

Get Involved

  • Contact Kathy Bahrke, the Guatemala liaison on the Global Mission team, at
  • Become active in the Global Mission team.
  • Check out the Global Mission Magazine (14.2MB).  See pages 42-51 to see specific projects that are being conducted in Guatemala. Your support is deeply needed and appreciated!
  • Learn more at the Saint Paul Area Synod’s Guatemala Partnerships page
  • Go to Guatemala!  Contact Pastor Brandon Newton at or 651-452-3680 for more information about the upcoming trip.
  • Donate to the projects outlined in the Global Mission Magazine (use button below)