Guatemala Trip - August 2020

Aug 10 2020 - Aug 16 2020
Buena Vista, GT

Buena Vista, Guatemala – DeepStream / Educate BV

The Schmidt family moved to Guatemala in 2009 and began serving the people of Buena Vista.  Through our experiences with friends and families in this village, their eyes were opened to the many cycles of poverty that exist.  The education and health systems there are ones that are broken, giving little hope of change and a better future.  As they've interacted with the kids of BV, they see hope in their eyes and dreams of having a better life. 
Their involvement in BV birthed the vision for an educational center: Centro Educativo DeepStream (CEDS), which currently works within the daily routines of the public middle school, a private online advanced study program for additional students in BV (grades 1st-12th), preschool program, medical clinic, and other health initiatives.
Through this educational center, their vision is to train the future men and women who will lead Buena Vista - spiritually, mentally and physically.
This seven day trip has an intentionality in all that is planned for the team to be among the people and to encourage the Schmidt Family.  The team will spend some time doing projects that can range from farming and light construction but will also include activities with the school-aged children.  Work projects of any kind are always done alongside their staff. There is also time scheduled visiting the village and being present with families that are involved with the sponsorship program through the school.   Our purpose is to encourage and point them to Jesus by sharing of ourselves and how He has worked in our lives.
(330) 494-3419



Due 7/19/2020

$150.00 Non-refundable deposit at time of application Due 4/5/2020
$450.00 First Payment Due 5/3/2020
$450.00 Second Payment Due 6/14/2020
$450.00 Final Payment Due 7/19/2020


Feb 23 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Informational Meeting Required

NCC - Classroom #2

To learn more about this trip

Apr 5 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Team Meeting #1 Required

NCC - Café

May 3 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Team Meeting #2 Required

NCC - Classroom #2

Jun 14 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Team Meeting #3 Required

NCC - Classroom #2

Aug 16 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Post-Trip Debrief Required

NCC - Classroom #2


NCC Team Member Covenant Required

Please complete and sign this form and either print or email to your team leader.


Confidential Health Questionnaire Required

Please complete and email or print and return to your team leader.


Emergency Contact Information Required

Please complete and return to your team leader via print or email


Minor - Permission to Travel in a Foreign Country

For minors only - Must print and have this form notarized. (If parent or legal guardian is attending the trip, this form does not need to be completed.)




  1. Complete online application and 10% trip deposit
  2. Complete and submit all required paperwork, including passport and visa, by deadline. *See Forms tab*
  3. Valid Passport – the expiration date on your passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of the trip. If a visa is required, your passport must have available visa pages.
  4. Immunizations: North Canton Chapel supports the recommendations of the CDC (The Center for Disease Control). Please consult the CDC website at as well as your family physician.


  1. Meet all paperwork and trip cost deadlines.
  2. Review trip policies and procedures.
  3. Adhere to the Team Member Covenant at all times. *See Forms tab*
  4. Attend all team meetings, including debrief.
  5. NOTE: trip cost does not include: meals in transit, souvenirs, passport, applicable vaccinations.


  1. Pray!
  2. Review Fundraising Guide and begin fundraising. *See Forms tab*
  3. Submit payment(s), a copy of your passport photo page, and all paperwork by deadlines.
  4. Mark required meetings on your calendar.
  5. Start the process of obtaining or renewing passport, if necessary.
  6. Obtain immunizations and medications as advised by your Doctor.


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