Our mission trip to Guatemala was such a life-changing experience! Keep scrolling to see videos and recap of the trip and to learn about all the details of our trip.


Have you heard?! We're going on a mission trip! April 21-28, CCA students and staff will be accompanying HELPS International to minister to families in Guatemala. Click on the images below to learn more!

A Note from Monisha

Dear Friends,
I am so excited to share that Cornerstone Crossroads Academy has the opportunity to go on its first international mission trip! Over the years our students have grown a great desire to serve and travel. Given that our staff serve in local missions and occasionally on the global mission field, it only makes sense that our students are hungry for opportunities to serve locally and abroad (1 Corinthians 11:1).

When it comes to serving, our motto is Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn. There are many opportunities to live out the gospel right here in South Dallas, and we have been very strategic in encouraging our students to serve our community.

We feel that CCA students should also get the opportunity to experience a global view of God's word through short term global missions. Going on this trip requires some strategic fundraising and planning. However, we trust that God has provided this opportunity to expand the horizons of the students who are selected to attend.


P.S. Check out the Facebook post below to learn more about our partnership with HELPS International USA!


But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
— Acts 1:8

Student Essays

When approached with the opportunity to participate in a week-long international mission project in Guatemala with HELPS International, our students were ecstatic! Interested students were given the following prompt: "What does it mean to serve? How would going on a mission trip to Guatemala impact your life?" We've included three students' essays to give you a peek into their excitement.

Trip Details


  • The trip will last for 7 days.
  • There will be a direct flight from DFW to Guatemala.
  • Teams are accompanied by the HELPS Program Director and a Sponsoring family.
  • We will work in small teams of 4 installing ONIL stoves in rural Guatemala.
  • Our mission team will be installing approximately 50 ONIL stoves and water filters. 
  • There will be time for either a morning or evening lesson (Because what's an awesome school trip without an awesome school lesson or two?!).
  • The last day will be spent in the "city."
  •  We are planning to take 8 students and 4 adult chaperones.

April 21

  • Meet up at CCA
  • Board the plane
  • 3 hour flight to Guatemala
  • Land in Guatemala City
  • Drive to Atitlan
  • Orientation with HELPS International

April 22-26

  • Install stoves
  • Install water filters
  • Meet families
  • Dinner and devotionals as a group at hotel

April 27

  • Fun Day in Antigua
  • Shopping at the market
  • Hot Springs
  • Nice Dinner at hotel
  • Recap of the trip

April 28

  • Wake up! Wake up!
  • Drive to Guatemala City Airport
  • Board the plane
  • 3 hour flight back to DFW
  • Arrive back in DFW in one piece!

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:19-20

Get Involved

We can't take you along with us, but there are a few different ways to get involved with this trip!