A team of 12 people from The Crossing Church in Columbia, Missouri left the cold January weather and arrived in Guatemala with warm hearts to encourage and train men and women who are applying God's Word in their lives.

The team attended the inauguration of a new 1000-seat church building in Chuabaj a village where the discipleship program that they brought years ago has been transforming lives.

The team visited homes to encourage and pray with families in need. Their encouraging words, gift of food, and heartfelt prayers were an encouragement to the families they visited.

One of the main things this team came to do was help with the annual Discipleship Conference where over 100 participants in the discipleship process came together to learn, grow and share. 

The principles in this discipleship process are helping men and women live with vision, hope, and an understanding of God's work in their lives.