Mission Guatemala is a summary of the mission efforts of Byron E. Benitez and Hawatthia “Hi” Jones in Guatemala, Central America. These men moved to Guatemala in March of 2000 with the purpose of working with established congregations of the churches of Christ. Their goal was to work with the local Christians to build up the local body and to establish new congregations, and NOT to do the work for the local Christians.
Since being in Guatemala, these men have had the privilege of working with Anibal Ramirez, a Guatemalan preacher who established a congregation in Linda Vista, Villa Nueva, just south of Guatemala City. Together, these three men, and countless others, have made great efforts to build up the local body, to establish new churches, to aid the needy, and to train men and women for ministry through a preaching school that they established called Instituto Teológico Latinoamericano (ITL for short, or Latin American Theological Institute in English).
In short, the goal has been to bring the CENTRAL MESSAGE to CENTRAL AMERICA!