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Tag: Community Relief Fund

Photo of the Week

“When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said.” Luke 7:13 NLT (Photo by Silent Images)

Photo of the Week

Wherever Janina goes, she is ready to listen, to pray, to offer counsel, and to intervene, meeting urgent medical needs in La Limonada. Her “clinic in a backpack” offers relief to many suffering from respiratory illness, diabetes, ulcer and bullet wounds, high blood pressure, and other health concerns. Her smile is a beacon of hope. […]

Photo of the Week

Wherever Janina goes, she is ready to listen, to pray, to offer counsel, and to intervene, meeting urgent needs that could easily otherwise be devastating and even life-threatening. (Photo by Rebecca Gant)

Standing With Martha

Walking into the house, your eyes immediately struggle to adjust to the dark room. But even though keeping lights on is too expensive for this family, Martha* still manages to keep her home neat and tidy. Martha is a 30-year-old hard-working, selfless mother of five children – ranging in age from 11 months to 16 […]

They Call her Mother Teresa

“Tita is the Mother Teresa of Guatemala.” Said with such passion, conviction, and awe about the founder of the ministry in La Limonada, my friend expressed what many of us have felt during a Service Learning Trip. That’s because 20 years ago Tita Evertsz walked into a place that felt “untouchable” just like Mother Teresa […]

Rainy Season Brings Increase of Dengue Fever

As a part of our Community Relief Fund efforts, Janina, our traveling community nurse, carries her “clinic in a backpack” as she visits the most vulnerable in La Limonada. She has recently been joined by two volunteer nurses from the US, Sarah and Elise. They have reported high rates of dengue fever within the community […]

Introducing Sarah Zimmerman, Volunteer Nurse in La Limonada

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Sarah Zimmerman, who will be volunteering with us in La Limonada for two and a half months this summer. A trained nurse, Sarah will be working alongside our community nurse, Janina, visiting homes and offering tangible help to marginalized individuals and families. Originally from Wisconsin, Sarah was living in […]

Last Day to Tackle Urgent Needs in La Limonada

Today is the FINAL DAY of our Spring Forward campaign to tackle urgent needs in La Limonada! Thank you for listening, loving, and remembering the stories of “the least of these” who are right now facing urgent needs in the midst of extreme poverty and marginalization. As in the story of the young mother, your […]

Walking in a Young Mother’s Shoes

You find out you are pregnant. Another mouth to feed. How can you possibly care for another child? Then the child is born. You are taken aback. What is wrong with the baby? “Lymphoma,” the doctor diagnoses at the public hospital. “She will not survive.” Flooded with patients, the doctor barely has the time to […]

Imagine This

Imagine this. You show up at the hospital with an emergency, and rather than offering proper treatment, those you have turned to for help end up spitting on you instead – all because of the tattoos on your arms and what they’re assumed to represent. Imagine being denied honest work time and again simply because […]

Photo of the Week

Our community nurse Janina cares for spiritual and emotional needs, in addition to the physical needs of the vulnerable in La Limonada. (Photo by Silent Images)

Honor Mom By Offering Compassion to the Vulnerable

  Mothers living in the largest urban slum in Guatemala City struggle to provide the basic needs of their families – they want a better life for their children without the ability to make that possible. Our Spring Forward campaign is tackling the urgent needs of mothers and families in La Limonada. Like Ana who […]

Tackle Urgent Needs in La Limonada

Tackle Urgent Needs Urgent, unexpected needs emerge every day from homes of corrugated metal, plastic sheets, and cement in the slum community of La Limonada. Families already struggling to survive another day face sudden illness, fire, unaffordable medicine, funeral expenses, or simply bus fare to get to the hospital. The Community Relief Fund enables the […]

New Video Launching This Thursday!

We have an exciting announcement! You’re invited to watch our brand new video featuring the Community Relief Fund this Thursday. Don’t miss the opportunity to be inspired! Have a Twitter account? Join others standing in solidarity with the people of La Limonada at this live Twitter-Chat event. Watch the video, dialogue, and share your immediate […]

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