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 happy to announce, that when you are wanting to partner with Love Guatemala through sponsorship, you will have the opportunity to sponsor an entire class! Now instead of impacting one student or teacher, you have the change to change the hearts of a whole classroom.
We know that this change is something that will benefit the students and teachers and help anyone who wants to sponsor to connect with their chosen class. It will also help all of the students in the class to feel included and motivated to work towards their goals. Knowing that someone is there to cheer them on is a great blessing to them and to us.
You can be a part of this wonderful chance to connect with our students and teachers. Even though you may be far distance wise from these students and teachers, sponsoring a class will let you impact their lives not only through helping them receive vocational training, but through helping them hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Click here to read more about each of our classes, and have the chance to sponsor today!
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. It is a way to invest in the lives of our staff, students, and community.
Right now we have $5,500 raised out of our goal amount of $15,000! It gives us great joy to be able to see God’s provisions in this time.
The money raised will help Love Guatemala continue on during this difficult time of Covid-19. It will help us continue to minister to our students, their families and our staff.
We are so excited to see how God will continue to provide during this time and how the lives our students will continue to be transformed.
If you or someone you know would like to donate during invest 2020, you can click here and mark the donation ask “Invest 2020”! Thank you!
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 the Gospel. This time of quarantine has not changed that goal. The teachers and staff are constantly thinking of new ways to present the Word of God to students, their families, and the community!
Invest 2020 will let you be a big part of transforming lives. Donations will help Love Guatemala continue to share hope and make a difference in the community. We are so excited to see how God will use this campaign!
If you would like to be a part of Invest 2020 you can click here and mark it as “Invest 2020” Thank you!
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 and many students dressed up in a wacky outfit to spread joy. Many of the teachers made different videos, there were songs sung, and what God’s word says was shared. The students were very excited to be able to hear the devotional and come together with their teachers online.
It is such an amazing thing to be able to share the Gospel with our students. Even now, in this time in quarantine where it can be easy to become disconnected, God has blessed us so much with opportunities to connect to our students and community.
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! She has always done a good job of keeping learning interesting, and this time doing online classes is no exception.
She does a great job staying organized in a time that it is easy to get distracted while working from home. Each week she sends in her schedule with everything that she will be working on. That includes time with each class, meetings, and devotionals.
Leyli has also been making it a point of reaching out not only to her students that have not been doing a great job in their work, but also the students that have not been able to attend regularly.
We are very proud of Leyli and her work during this time of online classes. We are excited to see how she continues to work with her students and also how she will continue to motivate them to keep moving forward!
The Love Guatemala staff has been working hard in this time working from home. The teachers as usual have been doing a great job with their students. There is also a group of staff that has formed especially for COVID-19 to plan for the transition back to school, to check on all the students, and to encourage the staff and students!
The staff in the office is also doing an amazing job. Each week the administration have a meeting to pray for each other as well as talk about what they are working on. This ranges from making sure that food is in order for the bags that are sent out to families, to meetings with people from the board of education.
It has been amazing to see how everyone has come together to keep Love Guatemala moving along as things are constantly changing around us. We are thankful for everyone working hard during this time and we know that God will get us through this hard time.
Here is one of our teachers (Noemi) on a call with some of her students.
Here is a devotional that Carlos gave and sent to the students: https://youtu.be/H7Ss_uFMfIY
Thanks for your prayers and support of our amazing team! You can support them here: www.loveguatemala.org/give
This past week our students were in their semester final exams! They all did a wonderful job and they proved that with hard work, they can succeed even in these strange circumstances.
Depending on the exam, some students sent in paper exams and others sent in videos. Each exam was graded based on the requirements for the class and it was about what they have been learning during this semester. This week the students will receive their grades for what they have turned in. The students are anxious to see how they did!
Please continue to pray with us for our students. We pray that they stay encouraged as they continue to learn and that they and their families stay safe!
This past Friday we were able to visit our feeding center families again! Each time that we are able to see them it brings us new joy. We have kids from not only Magdalena. but from the surrounding towns as well. The kids faces are so happy to see people from Love Guatemala coming to visit them, and they are so excited as well that their family will have food provided for the next couple weeks. As the virus spreads in Guatemala, their continues to be families left without resources. Being able to provide food to the families of our sweet kids makes us so happy and we feel so blessed to have the opportunity. Even more so, we love being able to share the hope we have in Jesus.
As the number of cases rise in Magdalena, we pray for our town. We pray for all of our staff and students. We pray for our feeding center kids and their families. We are praying that everyone stays healthy, but we are also praying that everyone would feel at peace in this scary time, knowing that God is in control.
This time is very difficult, but God is blessing us and allowing us to bless others. There are many people in severe need in our community of Magdalena and the surrounding communities. The closure of so many businesses and jobs have affected families in a major way.There are many people who do not have enough food to eat each day. But God has blessed us hugely. Through money donated during the quarantine, Love Guatemala, with pastors and ministries from surrounding areas have been able to give out bags of food to the people who are in need.
Over 500 bags of food have been given out during Guatemala’s time in quarantine. This means that over 50,000 meals have been provided! Isn’t God amazing! We feel honored to be able to deliver these meals and spread the Gospel as we go. Thank you to the people who have donated to provide bags of food and spread the word of God to the people of Magdalena!
We are so excited to be able to continue staying in communication with our feeding center kids! A couple of weeks ago we were able to visit some of the kids that were with us each week. Many of the families are not able to work in this time and are struggling. It was such a privilege to be able to bring them bags of food to try to help them.
Also in our visits with the kids, we were able to weigh them to make sure that they are continuing to grow in this time when they are not able to visit the feeding center twice a week like before.
The most important thing, though, was being able to ask the families how we could pray for them and spend a time in prayer together. With everything going on, it can be easy to feel scared or without hope, but it was such a blessing to remind the families and ourselves that God is in control and He is taking care of us.
We can’t wait for the next time we are able to visit!
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 ›»»
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 ›»»
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 ›»»
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 ›»»
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 ›»»