Lemonade International Blog

Photo Of The Week

June 25, 2010

That We May Become Like Children

June 23, 2010

Meet Moshi. The youngest son of Tita, he is 10 years old and is also a recipient of a private school scholarship through Lemonade International. He has the most endearing smile, which dimples his cheeks out into invitingly sweet pouches, just begging to be squeezed. Though he doesn’t live in the ghetto, he has spent […]

The Well…. and An Update From Rivers Crossing

June 22, 2010

The Well: Last summer at a conference, my friend Chris Marlow, director of H.E.L.P., introduced me to Todd Hiestand, pastor of The Well. Todd and I connected right away because of our common passion for Guatemala, and quickly became friends. I have great respect for Todd – a multi-gifted leader who leads a great missional […]

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-06-18

June 18, 2010

RT @info_feeder: Four Severed Heads Found in Guatemala City: 4 severed heads and 2 beheaded bodies… http://bit.ly/dAGgwy / Outrageous! # RT @cnnbrk: USGS: 7.7 quake strikes off coast of India; local tsunami watch issued http://on.cnn.com/azJ1zo # RT @worldconcern: School Supplies For Darfur War Children – Did you ever want to have a direct impact on […]

Tropical Storm Agatha Leaves Family Stranded

June 17, 2010

Guatemala is still reeling from the disasters that struck several weeks ago. The death toll climbed towards 200 in the days after Tropical Storm Agatha tore through Guatemala. Some news sources put the rebuilding costs over $1 billion American dollars. In the wake of such a crisis, it is difficult to know where, when, and […]

Precious Father’s Day Gifts

June 15, 2010

Father’s Day comes a little earlier in Guatemala than it does in the United States. This Thursday, fathers in Guatemala will be recognized for their love and faithfulness to their families. Sadly, some children in La Limonada will not have their birth fathers around to celebrate the day with, but some of them still have […]

53 Children Sponsored… Thanks to Rivers Crossing

June 14, 2010

Our friends from Rivers Crossing in Kings Mills, OH have sent two groups to serve in La Limonada over the past year (and two more groups will be there this summer), and they have already been incredible supporters of Communidad de Fe and the Grupos de Vida – house church gatherings in La Limonada. Yesterday, […]

Photo Of The Week

June 11, 2010

Suomi & Suomi: Lemonade Goes International

June 8, 2010

Having recently surpassed the two year mark, Lemonade International is truly living up to its name. We all love Lemonade, but now we’re really getting going with the whole “international” side of things! As most of you are well aware, there are many wonderful people from the United States who have given up a lot […]

Photo Of The Week

June 4, 2010

Volcano, Storm & Sinkhole – Challenging Week In Guatemala

June 2, 2010

It all started on Thursday when black ash was raining from the sky. Soon after, our friends in Guatemala learned that Volcano Pacaya (located just 15 miles outside the city) had begun erupting. If you can imagine what a dusting of snow looks like, that’s what they had, but with black ash/sand. Several small villages […]

Photo Of The Week

May 28, 2010

Our photo of the week is in light of the Pacaya volcano which has been erupting outside of Guatemala City for the past couple days:

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-28

May 28, 2010

RT @OneDaysWages: 0.4% of your salary goes a LONG way 4 those living on less than $1.25/day. Donate your OneDay’sWages: http://bit.ly/bou2on # Pacaya volcano erupts – kills 3 & shuts down Guatemala City airport – http://bit.ly/bXbvk9 #

Report From The Field

May 28, 2010

I just returned to the US after 12 days in Guatemala. During my time there I had the opportunity to spend quality time with our team and our friends in La Limonada. Each time I return home there is a sense of joy and heartbreak as I look back on what I experienced while there. […]

Photo of the Week

May 22, 2010

Guest Blogger: Damon Reiss

May 19, 2010

A good friend of the Lemonade Int’l team (and Advisory Board member), Damon Reiss, is in Guatemala this week to learn more about our work here and to meet the child he and his family sponsor. We asked him to share some thoughts from his experience so far this week. The shift from being in […]

Love Your Enemies

May 18, 2010

“But I tell you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” This verse from Matthew 5 undoubtedly causes most of us a near visceral reaction. Western mentality is consumed by a recoiling response that pushes most of us to treat others in the same way they treat us. If someone treats us […]

Weekly Twitter Updates for 2010-05-14

May 14, 2010

RT @OneDaysWages: #FF ORGs: @worldconcern @charitywater @Not_For_Sale @HealAfrica @PIH_org @krochetkids @ONECampaign # @OneDaysWages Thanks for the #FF ! in reply to OneDaysWages # Happy Mother's Day to all Moms in La Limonada & to "Padrinas" here in the US who sponsor children in La Limonada! We honor you today! # We're very excited that we […]

Photo Of The Week

May 13, 2010

Rebecca Gant Arrives in Guatemala

May 12, 2010

Rebecca Gant is the newest addition to the Lemonade International team. She arrived in Guatemala City on Monday – the day after her graduation from Olivet Nazarene University. We first met Rebecca two years ago while she was serving for two months in La Limonada during her summer break. We learned that she was part […]

Safe Haven for the Abused

May 11, 2010

Abuse. The word doubtless makes all of our insides shudder in disgust and fear. Sorrow for the victim and shame for the perpetrator would overwhelm any compassionate soul. There are many women and children in La Limonada who are battered and abused by the “men” of the family. It is a story that can be […]

Add A Lemonade Int’l Badge To Your Blog Or Website

May 7, 2010

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Child Sponsorship Trip: October 17-21

May 6, 2010

We are very excited to announce our first Child Sponsor Trip to Guatemala exclusively for Lemonade International child sponsors!! The plan is to have you fly from your hometown airport and to meet up with other sponsors from around the country in Guatemala City to spend time in La Limonada meeting the child(ren) you sponsor! […]

Photo Of The Week

May 6, 2010

Today’s Cliché – Featured SITS Blogger

May 5, 2010

OK… this is a big deal for our friends and partners, Dave & Kat Fotheringham, from Today’s Cliché! Their blog is being featured on SITS – “a group of more than 5,500 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments. Lots and lots of comments”. Kat often jokes that the blog is like […]

Jobs in La Limonada Are a Saving Grace

May 4, 2010

For many in La Limonada, stealing seems to be the only employment available. The lack of suitable jobs brings many people to the point of thievery to provide for their families. “Ch” stole from travelers on buses and on the streets to feed her children. Several of her cohorts were arrested for armed assault, but […]

Lifepointe Team Arrives in Guatemala

May 3, 2010

Our friends from Lifepointe Church here in Raleigh, NC have been incredible partners over the past year and a half, and their partnership continues as a group of four arrived in Guatemala yesterday (along with three others who will be arriving later today). They will be helping to lead special outdoor games and activities with the kids […]

Johanna Passes Away And Leaves Behind Five Children

April 30, 2010

Late Wednesday night, Johanna passed away after a battle with cancer. Over the past several weeks our team in Guatemala spent a significant amount of time with her and got very close to her and her children. They visited her daily in her final days and were able to witness a beautiful moment of forgiveness […]

The Muchachos Build Their First Piece Of Furniture

April 29, 2010

The “muchachos” who are part of the Carpentry Workshop are hard at work building their first piece of furniture – a bookshelf for Escuelita Mandarina. This is the first of many bookshelves and many projects they will be working on at the school and they are experiencing such a sense of value because they are […]

Photo Of The Week

April 29, 2010

31-Year-Old Guatemalan Immigrant Dies In NYC While People Pass By

April 28, 2010

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body. One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, some turning their heads […]

Meet Johanna

April 27, 2010

This is Johanna. To say that she has had a rough time of it the past few years is a gross understatement. Five years ago, Johanna was shot as she was leaving her house. Choices that she was making and the company she was keeping left her with a bullet hole and the loss of […]

Much More Than A Carpentry Workshop

April 26, 2010

It has only been a few weeks since the Carpentry Workshop officially began at Escuelita Mandarina in La Limonada, but so much has already happened in that short amount of time. Rather than starting out their training with simple measuring and learning to use tools in the confines of the workshop at Mandarina, they went […]

Evidence Of Guatemala Genocide Turned Over To Authorities

April 26, 2010

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala’s government handed over a military document on Thursday containing evidence soldiers massacred villagers during the country’s civil war which could help prosecute top officials for genocide. A copy of a military file dating from the 1980s, complete with maps, telegrams and hand-written patrol reports about an operation known as “Plan […]

Microfinance Pilot Program – In Partnership With UNC-CMI

April 22, 2010

Over the past several months we have been working with students from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a microfinance pilot program in La Limonada. As a result of these plans, four students who are part of the Carolina Microfinance Initative (CMI) campus group will travel to Guatemala this summer and will […]

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