To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 24-25
“The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.” Proverbs 20:7 (Photo by Scott Bennett)
“By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” Psalm 119:105 MSG
We want to see God-given creativity, abilities, and potential drawn out and made to flourish. We want to see the children in La Limonada living full lives in Jesus. (Photo by JP Soto Photography)
We want to fill these children with a love of learning! (Photo by Silent Images)
What will their future be? The time to help is now. (Photo by Tita Evertsz)
Last January, this little guy received a brand new pair of shoes through Give Christmas 2016. These weren’t just any shoes. They were quality, handmade shoes made right there in his community by Otto. Ready for the school year, he experienced the rare joy of a brand new gift purchased just for him! This year […]
The life, teachings, and overflowing love of Jesus shape how we seek to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God and the people of La Limonada. (Photo by Silent Images)
We believe all people have dignity and inherent worth, with unique gifts given by God to share with others. (Photo by JP Soto Photography)
We are motivated by our Christian faith to join God in working for the transformation of La Limonada. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
We believe in deep relationships – in listening, knowing, and honoring the stories of community members, staff, donors, and partners. (Photo by JP Soto Photography)
Prevention. Intervention. On time. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
The children are delighted to reply to letters from their sponsors! Where do you keep the notes and pictures your child has drawn for you?
“Then Jesus took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.” Mark 10:16 (Photo by Scott Bennett)
Today, on National Coffee Day we celebrate Resurgam Coffee. Resurgam, which means “I will rise again,” was started by our board chair, Chris Marshall as a way to provide a great craft roast while funding hope in La Limonada. The staff in Guatemala love wearing their Resugram t-shirts as a reminder of the love and […]
Investing in peace in Guatemala means showing children an alternative to picking up a gun and settling for the gang life all around them. It means walking with them through their most vulnerable years to offer a bridge over the darkness beneath them. (Photo by Silent Images)
Happy Independence Day, Guatemala! As we celebrate today, we pray that all would experience spiritual and physical freedom. (Photo by Silent Images)
“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish.” Henri Nouwen (Photo by Scott Bennett)
Children in the academies are learning to pray for others – from their neighbors in La Limonada to their sponsors to others who are suffering around the world! (Photo by Silent Images)
Friendships formed in the academies can be a source of strength, hope, and love. (Photo by Lizza Majus)
“Thank you that we are in the school of the Gospel.”
Every child in La Limonada is special, with a unique story waiting to unfold. (Photo by ErlebNisse Photography)
This week at soccer camp the children received a treat each day. While they all quickly savored their treats, this special kid decided to share his cookie with Lizza with generosity and love.
“When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said.” Luke 7:13 NLT (Photo by Silent Images)
Constant loss of loved ones. Constant tension. Constant trauma. Children in La Limonada get a break each day when they enter the academies. Kids can be kids here. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
We continue to celebrate the open doors of the new academy, Toronja! Because of your response to the needs in La Limonada, 38 children received a hot meal every day this week, enabling them to concentrate on their teachers’ instruction and focus on learning.
The academies are more than classrooms. They are a refuge of hope. (Photo by Silent Images)
The academies are beacons of hope in La Limonada. It is easy to spot the soon-to-open fourth academy, Toronja, from a distance. This is the view of Toronja from the second academy, Mandarina. (Photo by Lizza Majus)
We believe their God-given potential is worth investing in. (Photo by Silent Images)
Gratitude is contagious. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
At the academies, boys and girls discover their value and worth as children of a God who knows and loves them. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
We believe in the hopes and dreams the mothers of La Limonada have for their children. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
Proper hygiene is a crucial part of developing healthy children who practice good habits and learn to take care of their bodies. Children in the academies brush their teeth together after their breakfast or lunch each day! (Photo by Silent Images)
A stark contrast to the tense streets and dark homes where kids grow up fast, the academies are filled with hope, laughter, and a lot of fun!
Exciting progress in the construction of the fourth academy, Toronja, as we work towards opening the doors to many more children this summer.
“He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
Sign up to receive exclusive stories and updates from the field in Guatemala!