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Category: Short-Term Groups

Anyi, a Permanent Resident of My Heart [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is from Frankie Erwin, who recently joined a Service Learning Trip with Istrouma Baptist Church, a partner church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Frankie shares a reflection from her time in La Limonada and the special relationships God began during her time in the community. – I recently returned from La Limonada, and […]

Featured Partner: Center for Transforming Mission Guatemala

We are grateful to partner with the Center for Transforming Mission (known by the initials CMT in Spanish), an organization focused on the social and spiritual renewal of Guatemala. Groups coming on a Service Learning Trip are offered the opportunity to set aside one afternoon of their trip with a staff member from CMT, who […]

La Limonada . . . where do I even begin? [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is a reflection from a member of the Forest Hill Church Service Learning Trip last October. We’re grateful for group members like Jody Glass-Chapman who are eager to build ongoing relationships with us and the people of La Limonada. Thank you for coming to listen, learn, and love! Have you ever used […]

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Yesterday we shared a blog post about the opportunity to visit La Limonada in 2016 through a Service Learning Trip. Our very own Lizza Majus has a deep passion for hosting groups as they serve the vulnerable of her country. (Photo by Silent Images)

You’re invited! Join a 2016 Service Learning Trip

As we begin to plan and prepare for a wonderful new year, our calendar for Service Learning Trips is beginning to fill up with groups interested in visiting La Limonada in 2016. Churches, small groups, families, organizations, schools, and companies are all stepping out of their day-to-day life to go, learn, serve, build ongoing relationships, […]

Planting the Seeds [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is a reflection from a student from Garner High School. Kirby Jones recently joined the Garner High service learning trip to La Limonada. It is especially appropriate today on Earth Day. In the words of Debby Boone, a popular musician and author, “Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without […]

Short-Term Groups: Open Dates for 2015

We are eagerly anticipating a wonderful 2015, filled with new and ongoing relationships formed and strengthened with the community of La Limonada. It is our privilege to facilitate these meaningful opportunities for you and your groups to visit the community of La Limonada to learn, love, and grow. Our remaining open dates for 2015 are: […]

What The Poor Teach Us

Earlier this month we welcomed a short-term group from Ekklesia Church to La Limonada. On the Sunday after they returned to Raleigh they shared an update with the church, which you can listen to here (beginning at 13:32). At one point during the update, one of the members of the team shared a wonderful quote […]

What Faithful Love Really Looks Like [Guest Post]

Today’s post is by Lindsay Stevenson, and it originally appeared on her blog Little House Big World. You may recall that last year, Lindsay also shared a two-part series on how sponsorship changed her life (read Part 1 and Part 2). Lindsay was in La Limonada last week with Ekklesia Church, and this post was […]

Contrasts [Guest Post]

This post is written by Ross Young, who was recently in La Limonada with a group from Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire, where he is a teacher and coach. Ross lives in Andover with his wife Alejandra (who was also part of the group), his son Andrew, and their dogs. Lizza picked us up […]

A Good and Perfect Gift [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is by Amber Eddings, who visited La Limonada last month with a short-term group from Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has been one month since I first stepped foot in La Limonada, and I had no idea how God was going to grow my heart in such a profound […]

Dispatches from Heaven on Earth [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is by Ryan Waalkes, the founder and director of Bridge Street House of Prayer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As part of his work, Ryan leads the Bridge Street Mission School (BSMS), an eight-month discipleship program that places young adults in urban ministry settings where they live in intentional community. The group recently […]

The Journey Starts By Saying Yes [Guest Post]

This guest post is by Kim Ortiz, who recently visited La Limonada with a group from Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A lifelong Louisianan, Kim is a chemical engineer and is the proud owner of two miniature schnauzers. I spent the weeks before our trip to Guatemala praying that the Lord would allow […]

Beauty in the Dirt [Guest Post]

The following poem was composed by Jake P., a 16-year-old boy, while on the airplane back home after visiting La Limonada as part of a recent short-term group.   I look around and see the dirt and trash, but within that I see beauty. Disease, poverty, murder, and rape and they smile. The beauty within their […]

Short-Term Groups: Open Dates for 2014

Though it may seem that 2014 is still a long way away, the truth is it’ll be here before we know it. Even as the holiday season approaches and we reflect back on the ways God has blessed us in 2013, we anticipate all that is to come in the new year. And once again, […]

Marcelina (92) and Braulio (72) Get Married in La Limonada

Marcelina & Braulio Get Married You never know what you are going to experience when you visit La Limonada. Sometimes you are witness to unimaginable heartache, but often you will experience pure joy. A group of eight from Charlotte, NC got a taste of that joy last week as they visited Marcelina and Braulio. After […]

Short-Term Groups: Open Dates for 2013

It’s an exciting time of year!  The fall season always brings change…leaves are changing, winds are changing…our president may or may not change.  It’s safe to assume that we all have a lot on our plates as we wrap up 2012.  Part of wrapping up a new year is looking forward to the new things […]

A Note Of Thanks

This summer we have hosted several short-term groups that have served the La Limonada community with us for a week at a time. One recent group of students from Proctor Academy in Andover, NH spent a week in La Limonada sharing lessons about peace with the children from the schools. They also provided a fun […]

Spots Available for Guatemala Trip: July 15-21

Spots are available for a week in Guatemala led by our Short-Term Groups Coordinator, Sommer Wisher. The trip is scheduled for July 15-21. From Sommer… You will have an amazing opportunity to learn about each of the Lemonade International programs that serve the people of La Limonada in Guatemala City. We will be sharing lessons […]

Raleigh Trip To Guatemala – Consider Joining Me

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I will be leading a group from here in Raleigh, NC to Guatemala, July 15-21, 2012! This will be my 5th trip and will be my first time going as an official staff member of Lemonade International. Never have I spent time in this community and not learned […]

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Dates Available For Short-Term Groups

There are dates available for you to learn, grow and serve with us in La Limonada this year. The first opportunity is a special sponsorship trip that will take place from April 25-29. Time is running out to secure your spot on this trip. Please contact Cherie Cummings if you’re interested. The following is a […]

Exciting Opportunity: Visit the child or teacher you sponsor

We will be hosting a trip to Guatemala exclusively for those who sponsor children in La Limonada through Lemonade International. The plan is to have participants fly from their hometown airport and meet in Guatemala City with other sponsors from around the country to spend quality time with the child/teacher you sponsor! The trip will include […]

Would You And Your Friends Like To Visit Guatemala & Learn With Us?

It’s the time of year when we solidify dates for short-term groups to serve with us in La Limonada. Dates are limited to a first-come first-served basis so visit our Short-Term Groups page today to begin the process of securing your dates. Our work in La Limonada is founded on our relationships with the people […]

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