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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

  • Love Guatemala’s Response to the corona virus

    The challenging times we are in with the coronavirus is affecting everyone. Love Guatemala is no exception. Guatemala has a growing number of cases and they are taking extreme precautions to keep it from spreading any further. This is very…Read more ›»»
  • Our Cooking School Stars

    We are so excited to be able to highlight cooking school this month! They are a special group of students and we love being able to see them shine in what they love to do! Our goal for this month…Read more ›»»
  • What’s Cookin?

    The cooking school is always amazing because they create edible works of art! This year we have 16 cooking school students and they are all extremely talented! In the first year of the program the students learn baking, such as,…Read more ›»»
  • New Life Church

    New Life Church has been steadily growing since its start in 2018. It started out with just 8 people attending, and this past Wednesday night, the service was so full that the multipurpose area almost did not fit everyone! There…Read more ›»»
  • An Afternoon in the Feeding Center

    The feeding center is not just a place where the kids come to eat and leave. The feeding center is a place that the kids come to play, receive a big hug (or a few), and learn about how much…Read more ›»»
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