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The Story of Love Guatemala

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Located about 45 minutes outside of Guatemala city where there is extreme poverty, Love Guatemala began as a vision by a Guatemalan Couple, Carlos and Thelma Lopez, to love their community through giving them the gift that they had, Art.  With this vision they began an art school to show their community the Love of Jesus.  They began the art school with no resources and just 3 students.    At this point Indy Metro Church in Indianapolis began making trips to this community and God connected them with Carlos and Thelma.  They began to support the art school, helping put on a new roof, new windows and a bathroom.  They began to send money to sponsor the kids in the school.

Through the continued support of Indy Metro Church and the dream of a young girl they also started a cooking school and then a carpentry school.  These schools later formed what is now called Love Guatemala.  Love Guatemala that started with just 3 students in 2007 has now grown to over 100 students.  We have also added an English School and we are now in a new 10,500 square foot facility which gives us the ability to continue to expand and start new vocational schools.

Recent Posts

  • Feeding Center Visits

      We are so excited to be able to continue staying in communication with our feeding center kids! A couple of weeks ago we were able to visit some of the kids that were with us each week. Many of…Read more ›»»
  • Restrictions in Guatemala

        The restrictions continue to increase here in Guatemala as time goes on. As you may know, this last weekend the president required small stores only to be open from 8-11 AM and no vehicle use. Now this weekend,…Read more ›»»
  • God’s Blessings in this Difficult Time

    The numbers have continued to rise here in Guatemala as the virus spreads to different towns across the country. As that happens, the president continues to make the rules more and more strict. This weekend he ordered almost a 24…Read more ›»»
  • Working Hard and Moving Forward

    With ever changing circumstances, we are so proud of the way our teachers, staff, and students are doing with classes from home. Each day, as we receive updates we are amazed at the motivation we see from everyone. Many students…Read more ›»»
  • Matching Gift Opportunity

    We are excited because God is still working through this time of COVID19 at Love Guatemala and around the world. Even though there are no classes in the Love Guatemala building, the expenses are still the same or more because…Read more ›»»
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