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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

  • 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 ›»»
  • Valentine’s Day

    In Guatemala in February we celebrate the day of love and friendship. Valentine’s Day or “Dia del Cariño” is a celebration with gifts, food, and many more things. In Love Guatemala, we celebrated today! This day was a time to…Read more ›»»
  • Denilson’s Testimony

    This past Saturday, we had a very exciting moment. In the student devotional, one of the student’s accepted Christ! We are so excited when we can witness this and are so excited for this student’s future following God. He told…Read more ›»»
  • Patty

    In December, we lost someone very special. We lost not only a staff member, but a part of the Love Guatemala family. Patty was such a special part of our family and we will miss her dearly. We are so…Read more ›»»
  • Board Visit and Celebration

    This past week we have had the privilege of having some of our board members here with us! It has been great to have Kim, Jainie, and Amy here to see all the new things happening in Love Guatemala. In…Read more ›»»
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