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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

  • Staff Seminar Day

    This week we had our monthly training seminar day. The day not only includes worship, and a devotional, but also time to learn and grow as a staff! This month, our staff was able to learn about the platform that…Read more ›»»
  • Clean Up Day

    As we patiently wait for the pandemic to continue winding down and classes to be able to be held in person, we are always looking for ways to improve Love Guatemala. One of the ways was a cleaning day! Last…Read more ›»»
  • Stories that Inspire. #2

      Meet Yovana. Yovana is a part of our English school. In Guatemala, knowing a second language, especially English, can set you apart from the rest. In a time where jobs are scarce and families desperately need income, a good…Read more ›»»
  • Creating Future Leaders

    One of the things we  do as a ministry is not just train our students in a vocation or academic preparation but also we help prepare them to be leaders in their homes, professions and the community. We partner with…Read more ›»»
  • Giving Hope through Our Feeding Center

    We continue to give hope through our feeding center. Although we cannot have the regular feeding center each week we give out bags of food to the families connected with our feeding center twice per week. Yesterday we had a…Read more ›»»
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