Missionary Opportunities



Available Roles

Do you feel called to serve overseas? James Project of Latin America has a variety of opportunities for missionaries to join our team. Contact Bryon Applegate for more information

Download the Application here.


Home School Teacher

work with elementary age missionary kids and parents to meet the educational needs of missionary students



Assistant Team Coordinator(s) 

go to person to coordinate with team leaders to prepare team schedule, budget, activities, in country travel, etc. 



PR Coordinator

communicate with existing sponsors and donors while exposing new people and organizations to JPLA, manage social media outlets to promote Shadow, video productions, etc.


Auto Mechanic

maintain and repair all project vehicles (2 school buses, 3 vans, 1 truck), assist missionaries in their personal car care  


Sponsorship Coordinator

communicate with child sponsors, maintain database of sponsors and kids, management of sponsorship mailings, and promotion of sponsorship opportunities 


Agricultural Coordinator

 work with Papi Hugo to maintain and expand our agricultural program, with the goal of becoming a self-sustainable project



 long-term missionaries that will assist the Directors in the overall administration of the Project



Grant Writer

 work with Senior staff and Board to research and write grants and fundraising proposals 



Medical Care Manager

 work alongside Guatemalan nurse-in-training to provide medical support for staff and children



What we provide:  

We have staff members whose job is to help missionaries adapt and acclimate to life in Monjas, including the following: banking, grocery shopping, insurance, housing, purchasing a car, purchasing household items, establishing phone service, home internet service (if available), and all utilities, etc. 

Time with Shadow kids. In addition to normal interactions during the school/work day, missionaries may visit the Shadow property for scheduled play time every Sunday from 3:00-5:00pm. There are also various other events throughout the year which allow for plenty of interaction. 

 What are the expectations?

  • Missionaries will be expected to serve all people as needed, including other missionaries, teams, staff, and children. Most missionary positions do not allow for full-time or daily access to the children at Shadow of His Wings.
  • All missionaries are self-supported, which will require the raising of funds and a support base. 
  • This is a place of 'business'. As such, normal office hours are 8:00 - 4:00, M-F. Changes to this are only allowed in special circumstances and with the approval of the Directors.
  • Missionary kids are allowed to attend our school, but must adhere to all school rules and requirements. This is mostly to learn the culture/language as credits earned here are not recognized the US education system. 
  • A minimum of a two year commitment - preferably longer
  • Time off: besides most U.S. federal holidays, time off is given for visa renewals and requirements. All missionaries must leave Guatemala every 6 months for a minimum of 72 hours. Typically missionaries return home 2x per year for a few weeks at a time.
  • All missionaries are required to pursue advancement in the Spanish language. 


Contact Bryon@sohwo.org for more information.