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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

  • Independence Day Celebration

    This past week, we were able to start back up an activity that we haven’t been able to do for a few years. The September 15 celebration is always a favorite on our staff and students. We are able to…Read more ›»»
  • Presenting Primaria

    This month, we are highlighting our Primaria Class! This is the class that is equivalent to Elementary School in the States. It is the first of our adult education classes that we have started here at Love Guatemala. The class…Read more ›»»
  • Construction Update!

    As you might have heard, we have been working on an expansion project here at Love Guatemala. A couple years ago the dome was completed so that we could have a large multipurpose area to host everything from large classes…Read more ›»»
  • Mission Team Wanted!

    Short term vision trips are a wonderful way to get involved with everything we are doing at Love Guatemala and help us achieve our vision. They also allow you to get a first hand look at the needs of our…Read more ›»»
  • Piedmont Church

    This past week, we were thrilled to have a team from Piedmont Church come to serve at Love Guatemala. This was our first big team since Covid hit, with 12 team members joining us. It was such a wonderful experience…Read more ›»»
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