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A Christian Gap Year Experience

Kurios (koo’-re-os) is the Greek word for Lord, which means master and ruler.
This experience is all about “kurios-ity”: seeking Jesus together and pursuing Him as Lord of all.
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Experience 5+ Weeks in Beautiful GUATEMALA

Travel expands our understanding of the world and its people and creates opportunity for significant life change.  Oh, and it's really fun too.  During our time in Guatemala we will live, learn, serve, explore and worship among, and with, the local people. Here is a glimpse at the plans we are working on:


While in Guatemala, KURIOS is partnering with Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) and will be hosted by CBM field staff Byron Velasquez and Bruno and Kathleen Soucy. We will be living in homestays and a camp on beautiful Lake Atitlan (see above), and spending time in Guatemala city. We will experience language and cultural immersion by living with local families. We can promise you will make a whole bunch of new friends!


Being in Central America will challenge us to broaden our understanding of who the people of God are, and are to be, as we study and serve in a Latin American context. We go primarily as learners. We will meet pastors and ministry leaders and learn about their mission and context. We will learn approaches to community development and how to use local resources, and put those into practice through guided project creation and implemenation. We learn a lot about ourselves, and about God's broad and beautiful world.


We will join local churches in the Lake Atitlan and Guatemala City region, serving alongside them in their existing ministries. KURIOS participants in Guatemala have the opportunity to:


We will be privileged to worship alongside many different churches and ministries during the 5+ weeks.  This will include Sunday services, youth group gatherings, community events and more.


Guatemala combines vast natural beauty and vibrant culture.  Participants will feel like they've experienced the "real" Guatemala by the end of the 5+ weeks. We will kayak, hike volcanoes, experience historic Antigua, meet Mayan people, and drink coffee farmed, roasted, and brewed by individual growers!



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