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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

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    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 ›»»
  • Mission Peten

    Love Guatemala is in Mission Peten. 520.6 kilometers, 12 hours one way traveling by bus. We are very grateful to our God for the opportunity he is giving us to have a team leave Love Guatemala and to go to…Read more ›»»
  • Student Devotional- Finishing Colossians

    On Monday, July 29, we finished studying the book of Colossians. It was a very special morning because the devotional was given by the students of Love Guatemala. Each classroom presented a summary, and also what they learned when studying…Read more ›»»
  • Expansion Project Progress

    The work on the construction is moving along and it is beautiful to see the progress that has been made over this short course of time!  As of right now, the construction of the dome over the top of the…Read more ›»»
  • Bridge 2019

    A couple weeks ago we were so blessed to have had Bridge church here with us! They did a lot of different projects here and we loved seeing them connect with everyone. The team worked hard on the land next…Read more ›»»
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