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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

  • Expansion Project Update

    As you may have seen on the first of April Love Guatemala began an expansion project. Our ultimate goal is for a multipurpose center there. The space will provide us a large space (seat around 500) to hold larger activities…Read more ›»»
  • Feeding Center at Love Guatemala

    One of the ways we give hope is through our feeding center. See a quick update and a few pictures here. The children’s feeding center is very helpful for many different people. Some of the children that visit us have…Read more ›»»
  • Mother’s Day Celebration

    This Tuesday, we had our Mother’s Day celebration. It was such a great time of joy and appreciation for all the mothers of our students here. There were a lot of prizes to win, a skit, and dinner afterward. The…Read more ›»»
  • Mother’s Day Cards

    This month we will have our Mother’s Day celebration. Our party will be this May 7. We are very grateful to God because He has given us the financial resources to have an afternoon of celebration with food prizes and…Read more ›»»
  • Business Training

      This year we have 30 seniors. They all belong to different schools of Love Guatemala. Primary School, English, Carpentry, Kitchen and Art school. It is a great blessing for us to have this graduating class promotion. We want them…Read more ›»»
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