Church of the Red Rocks: Building Better Lives in Guatemala

The dates are set for CRR's next service trip to Guatemala to help build homes for people who are living in extreme poverty. They will be there the week of February 11-15, 2019; travel dates are still to be determined. They help masons build concrete block homes, do some sightseeing in Guatemala, and have fun.

There is a lot of flexibility in their travel. In fact, you don't have to travel with the group. You can go early and/or return late if you'd like to do additional sightseeing, attend a Spanish language school, etc. If you don't live in AZ, they can arrange to meet enroute or in Antigua, Guatemala.

The trip will be organized in conjunction with Constru Casa (“Construct a House”) which is a non-profit organization very similar to Habitat for Humanity except that they address the needs of people who are very poor.

Tentative schedule: work in the Mayan village of Xepatan (elevation ~7,500') on Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri, with a possible day off to do tours on Wed around Lake Atitlan and free time, tours, etc. in Antigua on the weekend(s) before and/or after our work week, depending on travel arrangement.

FYI, the area where we will most likely work was not directly impacted by the recent eruption of Volcano Fuego and resulting destruction.

An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:00 PM in Painted Cliffs Hall at Church of the Red Rocks to give an overview of the trip and answer questions. For those who do not live in Sedona, Arizona, John Lothrop ( can answer questions about the trip.