Cristhian is a young boy living in Guatemala who loves art, music, and dance. He also loves baseball and dreams of being an engineer. When he was very young, he had surgery and must maintain a restrictive diet. Due to his health issues, he is very self-conscious and does not like being around other children. Cristhian has also developed trouble speaking due to his lack of socialization. His father recently returned from prison after being arrested for getting into a physical altercation in which he was defending his wife from her brother. His father is now a carpenter and can not find work due to his criminal history. The family is also in debt and can not pay off their loans. By sponsoring Cristhian, you will provide him with the social interactions he needs as well as free food, an education, and Bible training. Thank you for making an eternal difference in his life.
Las Vistas Child Development Center
The Las Vistas Child Development Center comes alongside families to help meet the needs of local children. Children are taught in school five days a week. Cooks at the center provide the children with delicious meals and they have access to safe drinking water. Children learn life skills at the center and receive counseling when needed. Additionally, the staff leads devotions each day and conducts Bible classes twice a week.
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.