Mission statement

SOS is a 'Ministry of Presence" among the indigenous Maya of Guatemala.


tel: 281.440.6165
fax: 281.440.7675
5731 Wanakah, Houston, TX 77069

A Catholic mission organization

An effective instrument through which men, women and youth can respond to their baptismal call to love one another as Christ loves us.

SOS is a 501c3 non-profit Catholic mission organization headquartered in Houston, Texas. It was founded in 1998 by Ernest and Connie Braren and Reverend Thomas Ponzini and became incorporated in 1999. SOS is not a ministry within a parish but rather it is an independent Catholic mission organization that operates with the approval and blessing of both Archbishop Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Bishop Rosolino Bianchetti Boffelli of the Diocese of Quiché, Guatemala.
SOS has a Board of Directors who are dedicated to not only improving the quality of life for the Maya living in Guatemala, but also dedicated to igniting the faith of men, women, and youth through a short-term mission experience.

1. General travel information

General information about mission trips.

2. Team formation documents

Please review this documents before travel.

3. Travel team PDF forms

Please download, print and submit the forms here presented.

The Servants NEWS

The Servant NEWS provides relevant articles about the SOS community, offers interesting facts, and shares pictures in a quick, easy to read format.

Mission Endures

Check out our current updates between the publishing of our quarterly newsletter. Keeping you informed of various events and happenings in the SOS Community!

To learn more about how you can be involved with our programs please fill out the form below or contact us at info@sendingoutservants.org; fax: 281-440-7675; or mail to: SENDING OUT SERVANTS (SOS) 5731 Wanakah Dr., Houston, Texas 77069. Tel. 281.440.6165