Our Mission and Goal
Our mission is to spread God's love through His Word, through our words, through our works, and with His help. Our goal is to help people get through acute and chronic crises by introducing (or reminding) them of the Hope and Love Jesus offers.
Our little Catalina joins Volcano Fuego survivors dancing during a Christmas visit
Latest News and Notes
Fresh off a tremendous Christmas season, we dove into January anxious to continue showing Jesus' love wherever we can.
Our Children's ministry kicks back into gear after a short hiatus over the holidays.
Thanks to our friends at MOPS-Guatemala, the kids will use new plates and cups in the feeding program.
New children's bibles and storybooks will serve as the basis of our 2020 Bible study classes.
We also have special events and visitors lined up during the year.
The children will again receive two hot and fortified meals each week, along with a weekly Bible, social, or health lesson.
Our food staples are lined up for the year, but we rely on donations from folks like you to provide meat and fresh vegetables.
Please visit our donate page if you can help us feed the children.
Our 2019 Christmas Project was as awesome as usual. Besides the new toys and meals we shared with our 450 children, we were able to bless some senior elderly women and 26 families still trying to recover from the Volcano Fuego disaster of 2018.
Dozens of food baskets, Bibles, and other gifts did not overshadow the praying, singing, and dancing that highlighted our visits.
THANK YOU to all who helped make it another great season.
PICTURES BELOW ARE FROM THIS CHRISTMAS
THIS MONTH'S FOCUS
SNEAKERS PROJECT 2019
We are collecting funds and resources to distribute brand new sneakers to as many children as possible this spring.
Back in 2018, we fell into an opportunity to buy sneakers at a tremendous discount after the manufacturer discontinued the style.
The same company that manufactures the boots for our "Boot Out Infections" projects supplied the footwear.
The emotional response to the sneakers from the children was so impactful, we decided to alternate boots and sneakers from then on.
We will pay about $15 per pair of new tennis shoes made in either Guatemala or Colombia this year.
Hopefully, we will secure enough funds to include new socks with each pair.
Last time we did sneakers, we only had enough funds to include our rural children and just the neediest of our city ministry.
We expect to collect enough funds to provide brand new footwear and socks to every child at every site... and dozens more.
In many cases, these new sneakers will replace worn and tattered shoes, sneakers, and sandals- often cut at the toes or heels to allow for the child's growth.
PLEASE HELP US BUY ALL OUR KIDS NEW SNEAKERS IN 2020!
TOP ROW: 1- Distributing food bags to volcano survivors in El Rodeo. 2. Some of the El Rodeo folks pose with our volunteers. 3. Two of our La Cuchilla kids pose with their gifts before receiving a traditional Christmas meal of tamales and ponche. 4. At each celebration, a presentation and prayer preceded events, like this one in La Cuchilla.
BOTTOM ROW: Pastor Avelino of La Cuchilla and Pastor Feliciano of Cocales were well enough to attend the Cocales Christmas event. Feliciano's son is to the left. He leads the youth church.
2. The kids in Cocales met us with a presentation of a skit and songs. 3. Study Bibles for adolescents and children's bible story books were personalized for each recipient. 4. We visited a group of single senior women in Amatitlan. Each received an overstuffed bag of Christmas treats on top of a supply of staples.
IN OUR HEARTS: Overwhelming moments at each site. Pamamus, La Isla, and other events not pictured. THANK YOU for helping us do this.