Our Mission

Faith In Practice is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization that seeks to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through integrated surgical, medical, and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs.

Working in partnership with local Guatemalan hospitals and organizations, more than 1,500 U.S. and 1,000 Guatemalan volunteers work together to serve and provide healthcare to more than 30,000 Guatemalans annually.

This mission is deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, believing that God is working healing miracles in all of our lives as we come together to serve and as we witness God creating a community of faith among our patients, volunteers, and supporters. Through this mission, it becomes clear that those who come to bring healing find themselves healed through the patients and volunteers they meet.

Practicing hospitality as Christ did, we serve all and invite all to serve regardless of religious belief, gender, race or ethnicity.

Our Approach

Committed to providing a continuity of care that honors each patient, Faith In Practice seeks to meet each patient where he or she is, make only promises that we believe we can keep, reduce any barriers to the extent possible for them to receive care, and to treat all with respect, love, and compassion.

Faith In Practice is committed to working in partnership and leveraging resources to serve our patients, volunteers, and donors as efficiently and effectively as possible all the glory of God. Partnerships range from small clinics and larger hospitals in Guatemala, to large healthcare systems and wholesalers and manufacturers worldwide.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 22:37–40

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