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TN Men's Chorale

Guatemala Mission Tour

September 25-October 3, 2023



(updated Tuesday, September 19, 2023)


Day 1 (Monday, September 25)

Flights from Tennessee to Guatemala City, Tecpán.

Lodging: De Montaña Hotel and Hotel Albergues de Tecpán.


12:30 pm. — Arrival in Guatemala City.

1:30 — Departure from the airport.

2:45 — San Martin lunch.

4:00 —  Transfer to Tecpán.

5:00 — Arrival/Registration at Hotel Albergues de Tecpan.

7:00 — Group orientation, prayer and sound check.

7:45 — Dinner at Vista Bella Restaurant.



Day 2 (Tuesday, September 26)

Tecpan to Huehuetenango.

Concert: Municipal Theater of Huehuetenango

Accommodation: Fuente Real in Huehuetenango

Concert Attire: Concert Black


6:45 a.m. — Load Bus

7:00 — Departure from the hotel to Huehuetenango.

7:30 — Breakfast (Chichoy Restaurant).

8:45 — To Huehuetenango.

10:15 — Restroom break.

10:35 — Continuation to Huehuetenango.

12:00 pm — Lunch.

1:15 — Continuation to Huehuetenango.

2:30— Bathroom break.

2:50 — Continuation to Huehuetenango.

3:30 — Sound check/Rehearsal at the Municipal Theater/E3 to register at the hotel

4:30 — Departure from the Municipal Theater towards the Hotel Fuente Real.

4:50 — Arrival at the Hotel Fuente Real.

5:00 — Dinner at Al Comodoro (Hotel Restaurant).

6:15 — Departure from Al Comodoro Restaurant to the Municipal Theater.

6:35 — Arrival at the Municipal Theater.

7:00 — Concert "announced time" at the Municipal Theater / Previous music.

7:30 — Beginning of the concert.

9:00 — Conclusion of the concert.

9:30 — Departure from the Municipal Theater to the Hotel.


*20 minutes from the Hotel Fuente Real to the Municipal Theater



Day 3 (Wednesday, September 27)

Huehuetenango to San Pedro La Laguna.

Concerts: In La Concha in San Juan La Laguna.

Lodging: San Pedro (Hotel Nahual Maya [TMC] and La Mansión del Lago [E3 Volunteers]).

Performance Attire: Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis

7:45 am — Breakfast at Pomodoro (Hotel Restaurant).

8:45 — Load buses.

9:00 — Departure to San Pedro La Laguna

12:00 pm. — Lunch

1:15 — Continuation to San Pedro

3:15 — Check-in Hotel / Sound setup at La Concha in San Juan La Laguna

4:45 — Departure from the hotel to La Concha, San Juan La Laguna

5:00 — Sound check/rehearsal at La Concha in San Juan La Laguna

6:00 — Dinner on the grounds / delivery of sandwiches

7:00 — Concert (announced time) = music from San Juan La Laguna

7:15 a.m. — TMC concert begins

8:45 — TMC concert ends

9:15 — Departure to the hotel in San Pedro La Laguna



Day 4 (Thursday, September 28)

San Pedro La Laguna

Concert/Ministry Sites: St. Peter’s School & First Baptist Church San Pedro La Laguna.

Lodging: San Pedro (Hotel Nahual Maya [choir] and La Mansión del Lago [E3 volunteers]).

Concert Attire: Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis (St. Peter's School)

Concert Attire (cont): Concert Black (FBC San Pedro)


8:00 am — Breakfast at ICafe

9:15 — Departure to the School of San Pedro

9:30 — Arrive at St. Peters’s School / Sound montage

10:30  — Ministry Concert at St. Peter's School

11:15  — End of concert

11:45  — Departure for lunch

12:00 — Lunch at ICafé

1:15 — Nap (Rest!)

5:00 — Dinner at ICafé

6:15 — Sound check at FBC San Pedro La Laguna

7:00 — Concert at the First Baptist Church of San Pedro La Laguna

8:30 — The concert ends

9:00 — Departure to the hotel



Day 5 (Friday, September 29)

Guatemala city

Recording on Channel 27

Lodging: Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, Guatemala City

TV Recording Attire: Concert Black


7:30 am — Breakfast in Icafé

8:30 — Departure to Guatemala City

12:00 pm. - Lunch

2:30 — Sound test on Channel 27

3:00 — Recording on Channel 27

6:00 — Dinner

7:30 — To the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel



Day 6: (Saturday, September 30)

Guatemala city.

Recording at the TGN Cultural Radio station

Lodging: Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, Guatemala City

Concert Attire: Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis


8:00 — Breakfast at Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

10:00 — Recording at the TGN Cultural Radio station

11:00 — End of the concert

11:30 a.m. — Departure for lunch

12:00 — Lunch

1:00 — Travel to Scott of the Arts

3:00 Potential Concert at School of the Arts

5:00 p.m. — Dinner

18:00 — at Grand Tikal Futura Hotel



Day 7 (Sunday, October 1)

Guatemala city

Concert/Ministry Sites: Sembradores and Anniversary of the Guatemalan Baptist Convention (Don Juan Theater)

Accommodation: Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, Guatemala City

Concert Attire: Concert Black


7:30 a.m. — Departure from the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel for Sembradores

8:00 — Gather at Sembradores Church

9:00 — Worship Concert at Sembradores

10:15 am — Conclusion of Worship at Sembradores

10:45 — Departure of Sembradores for lunch

11:00/11:15/11:30 – Lunch in San Martín (or restaurant with shopping center)

1:00 p.m. - Mall

2:00 -- Depart the mall for Don Juan Theater

3:00 — Sound check

4:30 — Concert: Don Juan Theater, Historic Center

6:00 — Conclusion of the concert

6:30 — Departure for dinner

7:00 — Dinner



Day 8 (Monday, October 2)

Guatemala City, Antigua

8:00 am — Breakfast, Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

9:00 a.m. m. — Departure to Antigua

10:15 am — Antigua Shopping

12:30 pm. — Lunch in Antigua

1:30 — To the coffee plantation / Jade Museum / Tenedor del Cerro

4:00 — Departure from Antigua / Coffee Plantation, or Jade Museum, or Tenedor del Cerro

6:00 — Dinner



Day 9 (Tuesday, October 3)

Guatemala City to Tennessee

Return trips to Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis


Click the green box to see specific meals planned throughout the tour.

Window Light in Church



Larry Adams

Ray Bowman

Tony Bowman

David Boyd

Michael Brown

Wiliam Burton

Wayne Causey

Carrie Causey (Spouse)

Mikel Caywood

James Cortner

Jane Cortner

Joe Fitzpatrick

Todd Green

John Greene

Beth Greene (Spouse)

Tom Hacker

Bob Hull

Dawson Hull

Jeremy Lawson

Sam Leslie

Lyndell Littleton

Jim Lumpkins

Dale McBee

Nancy McBee (Spouse)

Lemuel Mixon

Tommy Moore

Nena Moss (Spouse)

Mickey Moss

Robert Nanney

Jeremy O'Neal

Genaro Orellana

Scott Shepherd

Wade Smith

Amanda Summers (Spouse)

AJ Summers

Jackie Vaughan

Amy Vaughan (Spouse)

Scott Williams

Window Light in Church


(by Part, Instrument, Role, Etc.)

Tenor 1

Larry Adams

Tony Bowman

David Boyd     

Todd Green

Tom Hacker

Tenor 2

Mikel Caywood

Joe Fitzpatrick

John Greene

Bob Hull

Sam Leslie

Lyndell Littleton

Lemuel Mixon

Tommy Moore

Robert Nanney

Jeremy O'Neal

Jackie Vaughan


Ray Bowman

Michael Brown

James Cortner

Mickey Moss

Genaro Orellana

Wade Smith

Bass 2

Wayne Causey

Jeremy Lawson

Jim Lumpkins

AJ Summers


Carrie Cause

Jane Cortner

Beth Greene

Nena Moss 

Amanda Summers

Amy Vaughan


Dawson Hull (Piano)

Dale McBee (Drums)

Nancy McBee (Keyboard)

Scott Williams (Bass)


Scott Shepherd


William Burton

Rooming List

Anthony Graham Bowman and Samuel Ray Bowman


David Lee Boyd and Stephen Jeremy O'Neal 

Michael West Brown and Genaro Pedro Orellana Arias


David Mikel Caywood and Cameron Lemuel Mixon 

David Todd Green and Wade Randall Smith 

Thomas Jack Hacker and James Harry Lumpkins Jr


Bob Ernest Hull and Dawson Andrew Hull 

Thomas Lee Moore, Jr and Robert Nanney 

Samuel Milton Leslie and Robert Lyndell Littleton

John Mark Greene and Rachel E Greene

David Wayne Causey and Mary Botto Causey

James Dudley Cortner and Jane Cortner

Mickey Aaron Moss Sr and Nena Britton Moss

Anthony John Summers and Robyn Amanda Summers

John Jacob Vaughan and Amy Carol Vaughan

Roger Dale McBee and Nancy Neil McBee

Fernando Maraquin and Dieter Maraquin 


Joe Allen Fitzpatrick 


Larry Lester Adams 


Christopher Scott Shepherd 


Scott Williams 


Jeremy Daniel Lawson 


William Harold Burton 

Tour Performance

Tuesday, September 26

Municipal Theatre (Huehuetenango): Concert Black 

Wednesday, September 27

La Concha (San Juan La Laguna): Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis 

Thursday, September 28

St. Peters School: Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis 

FBC San Pedro: Concert Black

Friday, September 29

TV Station: Concert Black

Saturday, September 30

Radio Station: Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis

School of the Arts: Blue TMC Shirts with Khakis

Sunday, October 1

Sembradores Church: Concert Black

Theatre de Don Juan: Concert Black

Detail of Sheet Music

Tour Repertoire

* denotes songs to be sung from memory--approximately 1/2 of concert. (You may elect to sing the entire concert from memory.)

* “Because He Lives (Amen)” with "Because He Lives" (in Spanish)

(Maher/Arr. Josh Stewart) - with rhythm section

* “Be Thou My Vision”

(Byrne/Arr. Josh Stewart)

* “Gloria”

(Arr. Cymbala) - as written, English and Spanish
Soloist: Tom Hacker


(Various/Arr. Semsen) - with bluegrass instrumental combo and rhythm

*“I Will Not Be Shaken” - Solos in Spanish

(Arr. Cliff Duren) – solos in Spanish / with rhythm section
Soloists: Jeremy Lawson (St. 1 in Spanish); Wayne Causey (St. 2 in English)

“Let Everything that Hath Breath”  - Full Song in Spanish (with music)

(Arr. Josh Stewart/Tr. Bridwell) - with rhythm section and brass

"Manos Cariñosas" (NEW!)

Arranged by Wade Smith

* “Midnight Cry”

(Day/Arr. Tom Fettke) - with rhythm section and brass
Soloist: David Boyd

"Que Alegria" - (NEW!)

(Arr. Bradley Knight) - New anthem learned at retreat (Fall 2023)
with rhythm, brass, etc.
Soloist: Todd Green

“See Him Face to Face"

(Arr. Josh Stewart) - with rhythm section, brass, and flute

Congregational: "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" - in Spanish

Spanish Hymn
Solo/Stanzas = William Burton
Refrain = All

"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (New!)

(Arr. Gilbert Martin/Tr. Shepherd) - new anthem learned at retreat (Fall 2023) - sheet music and SATB demo available at and

Concert Order

“Let Everything That Hath Breath” 

"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

“Because He Lives (Amen)” with "Because He Lives” 

"Manos Cariñosas"


“Be Thou My Vision”

“I Will Not Be Shaken” 


“Midnight Cry”

“See Him Face to Face” 

"Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

"Que Alegria"


Knoxville Group (McGhee Tyson Airport)
Monday, September 25
Depart Knoxville on Delta Flight 2704 at 5:30 a.m.
Arrive in Atlanta at 6:26 a.m.
Depart for Guatemala on Delta Flight 1830 at 10:30 a.m.
Arrive in Guatemala at 12:04 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3
Depart Guatemala on Delta Flight 1831 at 1:35 p.m.
Arrive in Atlanta at 7:14 p.m.
Depart for Knoxville on Delta Flight 1687 at 10:59 p.m.
Arrive in Knoxville at 11:55 p.m.

East TN Airport Coordinator: John Greene

Those Traveling in East TN (Knoxville) Group (14): Larry Adams, Ray Bowman, Tony Bowman, 
John Greene, Beth Greene, Tom Hacker, Sam Leslie, Jim Lumpkins, Dale McBee,
Nancy McBee, Nena Moss, Mickey Moss, AJ Summer, Amanda Summers

*Mikel Caywood and Lemuel Mixon will fly out of Tri-Cities Airport. 

Memphis Group (Memphis International Airport)

Monday, September 25
Depart Memphis on Delta Flight 2683 at 6:00 a.m.
Arrive in Atlanta at 8:17 a.m.
Depart for Guatemala on Delta Flight 1830 at 10:30 a.m.
Arrive in Guatemala at 12:04 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3
Depart Guatemala on Delta Flight 1831 at 1:35 p.m.
Arrive in Atlanta at 7:14 p.m.
Depart for Memphis on Delta Flight 2001 at 10:45 p.m.
Arrive in Memphis at 11:05 p.m.

West TN Airport Coordinator: Scott Shepherd

Participants Traveling in West TN (Memphis) Group (7): Bob Hull, Dawson Hull, Jeremy Lawson,
Tommy Moore, Scott Shepherd, Jackie Vaughan, Amy Vaughan  

Nashville Group (BNA)
Monday, September 25
Depart Nashville on Delta Flight 2637 at 5:30 a.m.
Arrive in Atlanta at 7:35 a.m.
Depart for Guatemala on Delta Flight 1830 at 10:30 a.m.
Arrive in Guatemala at 12:04 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3
Depart Guatemala on Delta Flight 1831 at 1:35 p.m.
Arrive in Atlanta at 7:14 p.m.
Depart Atlanta on Delta Flight 2369 at 10:55 p.m.
Arrive in Nashville at 11:04 p.m.

Middle TN Airport Coordinator: Joe Fitzpatrick

Participants Traveling in Middle TN (Nashville) Group (14): David Boyd, Michael Brown,
William Burton, Wayne Causey, Carrie Causey, James Cortner, Jane Cortner,  
Joe Fitzpatrick, Todd Green, Lyndell Littleton, Robert Nanney, Jeremy O'Neal,
Genaro Orellana, Wade Smith


Bus 1

Scott Shepherd

David Boyd

Bob Hull

Dawson Hull

Jeremy Lawson

Tommy Moore

*Amy Vaughan

*Jackie Vaughan

Nena Moss

Mickey Moss

AJ Summers

Amanda Summer


Bus 2

Michael Brown

William Burton

Joe Fitzpatrick

*Carrie Causey

*Wayne Causey

James Cortner

Jane Cortner

Todd Green

Lyndell Littleton

Robert Nanney

Jeremy O'Neal

Genaro Orellana

Wade Smith


Bus 3

Larry Adams

Ray Bowman

Tony Bowman

Mikel Caywood

*John Greene

*Beth Greene

Tom Hacker

Sam Leslie

Jim Lumpkins

Dale McBee

Nancy McBee

Lemuel Mixon


AV Van

Scott Williams

Mike Parker

Oso Morales

* Bus clean-up coordinators. Everyone cleans, but these are in charge of making sure it happens. 


Concert Attire

Concert Attire 1 - Blue TMC shirt with khakis (see or purchase shirt at this link.) 

Concert Attire 2 - TMC Concert Black - black long-sleeved button-up shirts (with black buttons), black pants, black shoes, black socks, etc. 

What are vaccine/COVID-19 requirements?



What are my luggage requirements?

Standard airlines specify one suitcase and one carry-on. Details about size of bags (and other details) can be found at the Delta Airlines website here.

What time should I arrive the airport?

You should be at your departure gate checked in with your airport coordinator at least two hours prior to departure time.

Who are the airport coordinators? 

East TN - John Greene

Middle TN - Joe Fitzpatrick

West TN - Scott Shepherd 

What if I have food allergies?

You were each given the opportunity to share about food allergies during registration. Our Guatemala coordinators will have alternate meals as needed.

What costs (beyond my registration payments) will I be responsible for?

All of your Guatemala expenses are covered--including all meals, lodging, travel, etc. The only things you will pay for out-of-pocket are airports snacks/meals, discretionary items such as an extra afternoon latte or soft drink, souvenirs, etc. 

What about tipping?

Tipping is covered in the fees you have paid (or are paying)--including guides, bus drivers, servers, translators, etc. Please do not tip otherwise.

Are there any specific power requirements in Guatemala?

Plugs in Guatemala are the same types as here in the US. The only possible needs are if you have devices with 3-prongs. In this case, you will need convertors to convert 3-pronged (grounded) devices to 2-pronged. 


Who do I contact if I have registration questions?
Heather Beard, TBMB Partnership Missions  

1.800.558.2090 Ext. 2061

Who do I contact if I have general questions regarding the trip?

Scott Shepherd, Worship and Music Specialist/Partnership Missions Specialist


Who is coordinating our travel? 

Tennessee Baptist Mission Board’s partnership missions is coordinating our travel details in conjunction with E3 Guatemala. David Singleton is stateside, and Gerry Eudy is the missionary “on the ground” in Guatemala through our E3 Partnership. Salvador Zapeta, president of the Guatemalan Baptist Convention will also be accompanying us, along with Damaris Alcantara, our mobilizer.

Please bring your passport. We really want you to travel with us to Guatemala. I suggest making a copy of your passport and putting it in your checked luggage.


Departure Airport
Be sure to double and triple check your departure airport. You will find this information on your e-ticket, as well as added to the Airline/Flight Info section of our website.


Flight Times
Be sure to check our website (or your e-ticket) for updated flight times. Many flights were only changed by 5 minutes or so, but Nashville (for example) has a 30-minute earlier departure date than originally scheduled. Others get home 30-45 minutes later on their final flight.


Airport Arrival Time 
Please gather near the Delta terminal/counter with your group leader at least 2 hours prior to your departure time. This is imperative. You may be sitting around for over an hour, but we can’t risk not getting on each of our flights in a timely manner.


Airline Tickets
Please print and bring your e-tickets with you to the airport to aid with the check-in process. You will still get a real ticket at the Delta counter. (Heather e-mailed these to you previously.)


Airline Check-In

You may be able to check-in for your flight 24 hours in advance on Delta’s website.


Itinerary and Phone # in Luggage

Some suggest putting a copy of your itinerary and phone number in your luggage (in case it is lost).

Additional Assignments/Coordinators

Printed Program Coordinators: Amanda Summers, Jane Cortner, Beth Greene, Nena Moss

Bus-Clean Up Coordinators: Amy Vaughan, Jackie Vaughan, Carrie Causey, Wayne Causey, Mikel Caywood, Lemuel Mixon

Brass Coordinator: Wade Smith

Rhythm Section Coordinator: Scott Williams (Dawson Hull when Scott is covering sound)

AV Coordinator: Scott Williams 

Airport Coordinators: John Greene (East), Joe Fitzpatrick (Middle), Scott Shepherd (West)

Bus Coordinators: David Boyd (bus 1); Michael Brown (bus 2); Sam Leslie (bus 3)

Others as Needed: TBD Roomling List

General Attire

Please were long pants (khakis, slacks, jeans, etc.), with shorts only acceptable around the hotel and Antigua.

International Plan for Wireless Carrier

Don’t forget to activite your international plan with your wireless carrier, the cost of which is usually $10/day.

Credit Card Carriers/Banks

Don’t forget to call your credit card carriers and banks to let them know you’ll be traveling to Guatemala (so your credit cards and debit cards work in Guatemala).


At retreat, you were suggested to do any currency exchange with your bank in advance. Remember that all your costs while in Guatemala are covered. Also remember that credit cards can be used at most places, even to buy souvenirs.

How many concerts will we present?


We anticipate singing 9 times during the trip. 

If you have other questions, e-mail Scott Shepherd at or Heather Beard at


Do you have any questions or comments about the Guatemala Mission Tour? Get in touch today!


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