Angel is a young boy living in Guatemala. Both of Angel’s parents have significant health issues. Children in the neighborhood tease him and sometimes he feels like he has no friends. Angel also lives in a remote area making it more difficult for him to make friends. The family was blessed to inherit land from Angel’s grandfather, but they are in a large amount of debt due to his father’s moto-taxi business. They currently live in a tin and cement block house on that piece of land. Angel likes studying and dreams of being a teacher. Although Angel has had a difficult childhood, through your sponsorship he will be educated and taken care of by a loving Christian staff, who will not only encourage him and build his confidence but help him understand that Christ is the ultimate sanctuary and friend.
Oratorio Child Development Center
The Oratorio Child Development Center serves children in the small city of Oratorio in Guatemala. At the center, children attend general education classes in addition to learning life skills. Staff provide the children with nutritious meals each day. Every week teachers share from God’s Word in devotion time in addition to leading Bible classes. Since many children do not attend church, the center also participates in evangelistic events such as summer camp each year.
Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. The majority religion is Christianity and is primarily Roman Catholic. Families in Guatemala suffer from many difficult circumstances such as drug use, alcoholism, physical violence, broken homes, and malnourishment. Often children are forced to begin working at an early age. Many families are extremely poor, live in small dilapidated homes and don’t make enough to provide for their physical needs.