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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

  • Gala Night 2022

    This past Saturday we had our Gala Night at Love Guatemala. This is the first year since Covid that we are able to host. Our staff worked very hard to prepare for the event. Starting early Friday morning, everyone came…Read more ›»»
  • Exam Week

      This past week was exam week for our students. Each year it is a blessing to be able to witness the students take their exams, not only because they are moving quickly through the year, but also to be…Read more ›»»
  • Sharing God’s Word Together

    This year, we have been going through the book of John in our staff devotions. It has been enriching to go through each chapter and verse. Often, we pick verses out of chapters in the Bible to focus on for…Read more ›»»
  • A Successful Art Class

      On Sunday, Love Guatemala was able to be a part of a very special event. We hosted a free painting class taught by artist Kim Page. Kim has been visiting and supporting Love Guatemala in so many ways for…Read more ›»»
  • Construction Begins

    This month, we are starting an exciting project at Love Guatemala! As you may have seen, in 2019 we were able to finish the outdoor multipurpose space. It has been such a help to be able to be able to…Read more ›»»
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