Mark and Brenda Hall
Ministry Focus: Outreach to the emerging generation of Mayans through a discipling ministry.
Facts About the Region: Guatemala has over six million Mayans who suffer oppression and neglect, as reflected by a high rate of poverty and the lowest literacy rate in Latin America. In the Western Highlands, many conservative traditions deeply rooted in their Mayan and Catholic history are now being seriously challenged by rapid modernization. Young people who are disillusioned with rigid traditions usually find themselves locked out of leadership roles by those with a traditional mindset, who are fearful of change. Many young people today feel misunderstood and rejected by their leaders and are leaving the churches.
2003 TLC Short-Term Mission Team