For the past 6 years we have welcomed groups from all over the U.S.A. and Canada.  The mission has been cultivated to include maintenance projects, direct service to local communities, and quality time spent with our children.

 

Our goal with these trips is to connect our Franciscan community with the mission groups, to create long-term relationships with our children, and to educate our groups on different cultural aspects of Guatemala.  We focus out mission experiences on a ministry of presence where our groups strive to live alongside our children and within the Guatemalan community.  

For more information on our mission trips please contact Amanda Ceraldi at misiones.valle@gmail.com.   

 
  "An outpouring of love unlike any I have ever experienced."     –Roy M.

"An outpouring of love unlike any I have ever experienced." 

–Roy M.

   
  
 
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     “I feel blessed to have met these children.  The people at Valley have opened my heart and given me a new perspective on life.” –Maggie V. 

“I feel blessed to have met these children.  The people at Valley have opened my heart and given me a new perspective on life.” –Maggie V. 

  "[This trip] helped me to learn how to love and be loved by others.  Also, it opened my eyes to things I had previously only dreamt about."    –Jeremy M.

"[This trip] helped me to learn how to love and be loved by others.  Also, it opened my eyes to things I had previously only dreamt about."

–Jeremy M.

   
  
 
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     "You come to Valley expecting to help these children, but in reality, you come away with a lot more than you give—the gift of love." –Nicole F. 

"You come to Valley expecting to help these children, but in reality, you come away with a lot more than you give—the gift of love." –Nicole F. 

  "The quickest way to learn how to love and how to be loved is to spend time at Valley."     –Connor G.

"The quickest way to learn how to love and how to be loved is to spend time at Valley." 

–Connor G.

   
  
 
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     “Valley was immediately home for me.  I was welcomed by the staff and children.  I never felt uncomfortable and always loved and cared for at Valley.” –Elizabeth O.

“Valley was immediately home for me.  I was welcomed by the staff and children.  I never felt uncomfortable and always loved and cared for at Valley.” –Elizabeth O.