Common Hope Guatemala
We have an amazing mission trip opportunity through our international ministry partner – Common Hope. A group from Faith Lutheran will be traveling to Guatemala with Pastor Katie on March 1-8, 2020.
This trip will include many facets of Common Hope’s work. We’ll build a house. We will do social work visits. We’ll visit our sponsored children. We’ll venture into the schools, and we’ll do a “day in the life” of a typical family. We’ll visit rural villages and we’ll spend a lot of time in the beautiful and historic city of Antigua. We will also have time to do a “cultural activity” and other fun things, in addition to the mission work. This will be a life-changing trip and you will not regret going! You do not need any special talents or skills to join the team.
Adults and teenagers fourteen and older are invited to experience this transformational trip. All-inclusive expenses for this trip are roughly $2500 per person. However, Common Hope will assist us with fundraising to minimize that expense as much as possible.
If this sounds exciting, I’d love to talk with you more about it. We are limited to fifteen spots, and we already have a significant number of those filled. So please contact Jill Sinclair ASAP if you’d like to hear more. She can be reached email here >>> or 952-442-4949.
Your presence will have an impact, and you will be impacted. 
The Common Hope Silent Auction & Caramel Rolls Sale
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020
The wait is almost over! New option this year – frosted cinnamon rolls will be available along with the fabulous caramel rolls. (Suggested donations – $15 dozen, $10 dozen, $2 each)
The Common Hope Silent Auction will be held between services and the offerings include super
experiences and items:
• Themed gift baskets such as Guatemalan coffee, Waconia Show Choir, and Valentine’s Day
• Homemade Peruvian dinner for 8 with Pastor Katie and Jose
• Handhewn red cedar timber frame bench
• Pontoon cruise for 6 on Lake Waconia
• Weekend getaway at Rutgers Bay Lake Lodge
• Ban a hymn – is there a hymn you could do without? You can if you’re the winner.
• And many more
100% of the money raised will be donated to Common Hope – fighting poverty with diplomas. Please note – only cash or check accepted. Payments can be dropped off at church up to one week after event.

Faith Lutheran’s main international ministry partner is Common Hope – Guatemala.
Common Hope works with families in Guatemala to provide hope for better lives through
access to education, housing, family development and improved medical care/nutrition. 
Faith’s membership has supported this mission through sponsorships, mission trips, financial support, and prayer.
It has been a life-changing experience for many members of Faith as well as for families in Guatemala.    
Sponsorship Gallery
Here are members of Faith and their friends in Antiqua, Guatemala who are participating as the Common Hope Vision Team. Please keep them in your prayers! Travelers include: Heidi Kubicek,  Frank Foss, Cynthia Overson, John Kittleson, Paul Brown, Jamie Bergstrom, Ronald Kolb, Richard Scott, Robert Fleming, Craig Sinclair, Douglas Ashling, Mary Ellen Fischenich, Joan Sudheimer, Pastor Christine Ruth, and Mike Rinke.
The team enjoying the Iximche Ruins last night. Sunday, January 14th.