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Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Both (MSO/UMO)
Legal Name: Morning Glory Ministries
Established: 1990
Alias/Other Name(s): NIMA

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Morning Glory seeks to educate the community through relationships to cultivate Biblical Integrity, responsibility, and confidence in their lives.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): MissioNexus
Open to New Locations: No
Service Locations: International
Active Cities:
Active Regions:
Active States:
Active Countries: Guatemala

Core Values:

Relationships The most effective teaching is relational. Morning Glory leadership is committed to modeling Christian principles so that everyone may see our example and honor God because of our actions and behavior in the community. It is essential to this ministry that the faculty and staff have a relationship with the director, that the students have a relationship with teachers of integrity, that the locals have a relationship with foreign visitors and volunteers, and that our students and staff maintain a presence in the community. Just as Christ took on flesh to live with his people, any Kingdom worker must come alongside people to minister to them effectively.

Excellence We believe that the Bible commands Christ-followers to pursue excellence in all they do (Col 3:23, 2 Cor 2:8, Ecc 9:10). Morning Glory encourages the students and community at large to do the best job they can in all their endeavors. Whether ins academics, extra-curricular activities, or inter-personal relationships, we spur our students on to achieve the highest level of excellence they can.

Integrity We believe that God’s Word “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (1 Tim 3:16) for all people of all cultures. Morning Glory uses the Bible as its guide to determine what is correct and desirable in the lives of our students. We teach and expect our students to respect the Bible and its principles as God’s unchanging will for their lives. Biblical education also helps us to be objective as we train young people to make decisions that honor God and help them fulfill their role in the Kingdom.

Responsibility Morning Glory believes that personal responsibility is the key to growth and maturity into completion of an individual’s potential. Often, one of the side effects of poverty is a “victim mentality” that blames others for current circumstances. People with this mentality often seek for others to give them the resources they feel they deserve in order to better their situation. Morning Glory teaches its students that they are responsible for achieving what they want in life and becoming who they want to be, despite whatever circumstance they were born into. Hard work, perseverance, and initiative are all aspects of the personal responsibility that is vital for success in any situation.

Confidence Poverty also causes hopelessness and apathy. Very often, impoverished families can not see the value of their life or the opportunities they have because of their talents and abilities. Morning Glory seeks to provide activities that allow children to explore their God-given gifts and refine their skills, teaching them that their circumstances do not define them. As a result, the children believe in themselves and are equipped to seek out their own future free of labels and self-doubt.

Additional Information:

Morning Glory also offers Summer Internship opportunities and welcome you to check out more information at


Ministries Offered Children
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: No
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Preferred Group Sizes: 2 to 4
5 to 10
11 to 15
16 to 20
More than 20
Educational Requirements: No
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? No

Trip Costs Details:

Airfare Plus, A good estimated cost is $250 per person for one week which covers food, board, and transportation to and from the airport, Antigua, and The Ruins. To break down the cost: Lodging is $20 per person for one week. Boarding costs are $21 per day, per person. This covers 3 meals every full day of your trip, as well as simple meals on your travel days. Travel costs for pick-up and drop-off at the airport are $4/person. So, the cost formula for a single person is: ($21 x TotalDays) + ($20 x TotalWeeks) + $4 = Single Person Cost To figure the cost for your total group, use this formula: (($21 x TotalDays) + ($20 x TotalWeeks) + $4) x TotalPeople = Total Group Cost

Does the organization require training? No
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Provided by Organization:

Instead of formal training, Morning Glory offers you the chance to see our model, get directly involved with our program, and be mentored by a woman who has over 35 years on the mission field.

Application Process:

To plan your trip or help with questions, contact Rob Courtney (


Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Coaches
Kitchen Staff
Prayer Team
Volunteer Positions: Travel Volunteer (Part Time)
Volunteer Internships (Collegiate)
Volunteer Internships (High School)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes

Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:

We offer a variety of opportunities for people with different skill sets and passions. You don't have to be a teacher to serve at our school and church. We are open to new ideas and initiatives as well!

Costs associated with volunteering? Yes
Training Provided? No

Required Costs:

A daily cost of approx $25 for room & board