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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

  • 30 in 3 Sponsorship Campaign

    At the beginning of the month we started a campaign. We are looking for 30 new sponsors for our many new students. You can go to this page and check out all the students that are still looking for sponsors.…Read more ›»»
  • Gala Night

    A couple weeks ago, we had our annual Gala Night Dinner to raise money for Love Guatemala. We had a great turnout with some fun activities. There was a band that played live music to entertain all of the guests.…Read more ›»»
  • Exam Week

    Last week, all of the classrooms were in exams. It was very interesting to see the students concentrated and giving the best of themselves. Some rooms had presentations where each student presented their work according to their creativity. Each classroom…Read more ›»»
  • Naomi Baumann

    My name is Naomi Baumann and I am beginning my role here at Love Guatemala as a missionary resident. I want to introduce myself through this blog. I am from Bourbonnais, Illinois and I graduated from nursing school in 2017.…Read more ›»»
  • Life Change: Andrea’s Story

    Check out a recent update from Andrea to her Sponsor and how the Lord has and is changing her life! This happens when people sponsor and come alongside someone to bring hope and change! “I am very happy because I…Read more ›»»
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