Ixcán Ministries is a Christian mission serving as a ministry of presence among the indigenous Maya of the remote Ixcán region of Guatemala. We offer a bridge of support from one culture to another.
The ministry was founded in 2003 by a small group of women in North Dakota who felt called to support missioner Kathy Snider, who has been working in the Ixcán jungle since 1998.
Our mission home is in Santiago Ixcán, the center of five multiethnic, multilingual jungle villages. We have immersed ourselves in the culture, walking with the people in their daily lives, offering prayer, companionship and hope. It is truly a ministry of presence. By learning and understanding the challenges of life here, we are helping the people in various ways.