December 2013 – We are a Movement, not a Mission

a movement, not a mission

We take our first extended team to visit Esperanza para Guatemala and spend time with Jose and his team. Very quickly Jose learns that When I Grow Up is not your usual American mission organization. We do not go to run programs or build things rather we go to be – be their friends, be learners. We come as servants to learn and return as ambassadors; we don’t come to impose ourselves and our ways on Guatemalans. We are a movement, not a mission.