Missions Handbook

Thank You for Serving with Us!

Heather Radu Profile PictureWe hope you enjoy reading through our online handbook. Our goal is for you to feel completely prepared for your trip prior to boarding your upcoming flight to Guatemala City. Being prepared before departure will allow the Lord to really use you in even bigger ways during your week with us. Please take the time to study up on the journey you are about to embark on. It will be well worth it!

As a ministry, we believe we can serve best through relationship-building. When you build a healthy relationship with someone, trust is established, and the person you are trying to serve is open to your help. This is why we have designed our trips to allow our team members the ability to build relationships with the children of Dorie’s Promise, as well as the surrounding communities. Each part of your schedules has been designed with this is mind.

The children of Dorie’s Promise are so excited to meet you. As a team member, you will help these children feel the love of Christ through your willingness to love and care for them while at Dorie’s Promise.

Children at Dorie’s Promise GuatemalaI know you will be blessed as you get to know our children. You will have the opportunity to make the children of Dorie’s Promise forget for a moment that they are parentless. What an amazing gift — to help a child feel important and loved!

Through working in the community, you will meet some of the most impoverished people on this planet. They live among garbage and make their homes out of cardboard and tin. The many children and families we serve throughout Guatemala eagerly wait for Forever Changed International to bring teams of people to share Christ’s love with them, while also providing what we would consider basic living essentials. Soap and a pair of shoes can brighten the eyes of a 5-year-old boy more than you can imagine. Teams that return regularly get to see how Forever Changed long-term programs are helping these children make their way to a better life. 

Thank you for your heart and passion to serve the orphans living in our care. The children of Dorie’s Promise need positive influences in their lives. They need to know that people love and care about them. When YOU reach out to serve, lives are changed. My prayer is that as you come and serve with us you will see your life changed too! 

God bless,

Heather Radu

Mission Team - Forever Changed International Mission Team at Work in Guatemala City Heather at the Dump in Guatemala City