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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

  • Exciting New Sponsorship Opportunity

    This month of October we are highlighting sponsorship! You may have heard that recently we made some changes to our sponsorship program. Up until last month, sponsorship has mostly been focused towards individual students and teachers. Now, we are so…Read more ›»»
  • Moving Towards Our Goal

    We feel so blessed and excited to be making progress on our goal for Invest 2020! As you may know, Invest 2020 is all throughout the month of August and it is a way to raise support for Love Guatemala.…Read more ›»»
  • Invest 2020

    We are so excited to start a campaign this month called Invest 2020. It allows you to invest in the lives of our staff, students, and the community! Love Guatemala’s main goal is to change lives and spread hope through…Read more ›»»
  • Happiness

    This past Friday the staff, led by Yeison, did a special themed devotional for the students! The theme was happiness and the goal was to show the students the true happiness you find with Jesus. Each member of the staff…Read more ›»»
  • An Exemplary Teacher

    All of our teachers are doing an extraordinary job with not only their classes, but really staying on top of keeping connected with their students. One teacher that is doing a wonderful job is our primary and basicos teacher, Leyli!…Read more ›»»
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