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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

  • Life Change: A New Julio

    Those of you who have been to Love Guatemala probably recognize this young man Julio. He has been around for several years. This year has been especially special as Julio gave his life to Jesus and got baptized. He will…Read more ›»»
  • Final Exams

    This week we have final exams! We are about to finish our school year and the students are making their final projects with their own creativity. It is very exciting for us to see the work of the students in…Read more ›»»
  • Children’s Day Celebration

    The other day we celebrated Children’s Day! Even though there was a downpour of rain, the children still loved the celebration. The feeding center area was filled with decorations and balloons, and our literacy program teacher, Leyli, came to play…Read more ›»»
  • Independence Day Celebration

    In Guatemala last week, it was a time of celebrating independence. In Love Guatemala this September 12, we had our cultural celebration where all our students participated in dances, poems, plays, etc. It was very nice to see the students…Read more ›»»
  • What Is It Like To Come On A Short Term Mission Trip?

    Being a part of a short term mission trip is a life changing experience.  Mission trips don’t just help people in the community that need it. It’s true that they do help people, but more than that, you will see…Read more ›»»
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