Promised Land Ministries - Guatemala
One of LPC’s focus mission projects, Promised Land Ministries in Guatemala (PLM) exists to assist indenginous churches reach the lost, bring relief to the less fortunate and provide food, medical services and education for children.
God has called people from Langhorne Presbyterian Church to partner with PLM in ministering to the people of Guatemala for since 2005. We do this in several ways, including short term mission trips , scholarships for local children to enable them to attend school (Plan Padrino), support of a local medical clinic in San Lucas Toliman, and other projects with our PLM partners.
Short Term Mission Trips
The main area visited is on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan (shown in the header photo of this page), surrounded by the grandeur of ancient volcanoes and immersed in the culture of the local villages. Our base of operations is the Spring of Hope Mission in San Lucas Toliman, but we may work in other villages around the lake, as well. The core of the mission trips is a mobile medical clinic staffed by doctors from LPC and PLM. A pharmacy, staffed by team members, supports the physicians by dispensing prescribed medications. Team members also work with local children during various programs, while others are involved in building simple homes. Our schedule includes daily Bible study, devotionals, and faith sharing with our PLM partners.
Promised Land Ministries School Scholarship Program (Plan Padrino)
In the fall of each year LPC members provide scholarships for school children in the San Lucas Toliman through a school scholarship program known as Plan Padrino. The purpose of this program is:
• To provide children a Christian education with the purpose of forming strong adults who will love and respect God.
• To counsel parents and children in order to develop stronger families.
• To train the children in a trade so they may be able to provide themselves with a better income job.
For more information about this program, or to become a sponsor, please contact the Mission Committe through the church office.
Additional Projects in Guatemala
LPC members also support a year-round medical clinic in San Lucas Toliman and help provide for the “Mi Casa” program providing homes in villages around the lake.