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Ministry Teams
Throughout the year, short term ministry teams visit Mi Refugio to provide medical services, work on construction projects and work directly with the children through teaching.  The teams represent a multitude of denominations and are from various states and countries.  There is no typical person who particpates in these ministries as all age groups and backgrounds are well represented.
Ministry team from New York in 2007
Sewing Lessons
Constructing New Classrooms
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Thanks in part to short term mission teams, the ministry of Mi Refugio continues to expand and grow.  In 2006 the sewing ministry began to provide a life skill that may help children and local village adults to find employment.  2007 saw the addition of baking classes.  Ministry teams were the happy recipients of some of the class projects!


Maryland 2007 Team
Baking Lessos
Construction of retaining wall
2006 also saw the start of medical outreach services to the surrounding communities near Mi Refugio.
Community outreach medical services
Ohio & NY teams combine for evening devotions
Boys and girls learn to bake together
Other recent projects include creation of new classrom buildings, development of gardens and a chicken coup to help provide food for the children attending Mi Refugio
New chicken coup built in 2006
New classroom construction at Mi Refugio
Lush gardens supply students with food
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*General Volunteer Information & Guidelines*
Are you interested in joining one of our short term ministry teams?  All you need is a desire and commitment to serve others a well as the ability to travel to Guatemala.  One of the first steps is to fill out the personal information form (click on the link to the right to download the form) and send it to to Harry Engen at the address below:

Mi Refugio
4908 Jasmine Drive
Rockville, MD  20853 
301-929-1267  Phone

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*Volunteer Form*
2004 ministry team from Maryland and New York
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Bucknell Uniersity students Danielle Winter and Julie Pfromm propose a project to enhance the schools existing sewing ministry.
After visiting Mi Refugio in Guatemala, several team members have been moved to action when returning home.  Some have written articles to be published in newsletters and magazines, while others have started service projects that support the school.  Click on these links to view some of these articles.
 
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Short term mission team member Kelly de la Rocha recounts her first trip to Mi Refugio
Mi Refugio's wood working shop.
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Article printed in The Carpenter regarding Bruce Stubb's work at MiRefugio