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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

  • Starting A New Year

    This past Friday, all of the staff of Love Guatemala came back from Christmas break to begin getting ready for this school year. It was such a blessing because we were able to take the first half of the morning…Read more ›»»
  • Allen’s Changed Life

    Allen is currently in the carpentry school at Love Guatemala. He is a great student who shows much promise in his future as a carpenter. That being said, life has not always been easy for Allen. When he was just…Read more ›»»
  • Walter’s Story:A Changed Life

    Walter is a graduated student of the English school. This year he was able to be a helper in the English school while being able to practice the English that he has learned. He has always said, “Love Guatemala is…Read more ›»»
  • The Gift

    Happy Holidays! We are grateful to each of you for your support and prayers in 2019. We have seen some incredible things in 2019. We graduated 28 students this. 28 people who lives have changed through your support. Not only…Read more ›»»
  • Urgent Financial Need

    We continue to see the Lord use Love Guatemala to change lives and give hope. This year we had over 20 graduates. We saw many students lives changed through their training and the gospel. I wanted to make you aware…Read more ›»»
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