Gengly is an intelligent and playful little girl in Guatemala who is very kind to everyone. She loves learning new things and especially enjoys learning about numbers. Gengly’s favorite sport is basketball and she dreams of graduating from school when she grows up! While Gengly is a joyful child, she has suffered emotional trauma after her parents separated. Her father moved to another village and does not communicate with her. Without a steady source of income, Gengly’s mother had to find a job to provide for her three children. She works as a maid in a hotel, but her wages are low, making it difficult to meet all of Gengly’s needs. At the Getsemani Child and Youth Development Center, Gengly can receive nutritious food, an education, medical care, and clothing. Most importantly, Gengly will learn about her heavenly Father who will never leave her. Thank you for making a life-changing impact on Gengly and her family, and for offering her hope through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Getsemani Child Development Center
The Getsemani Child Development Center is a place where children experience the love of Christ. The local church provides the center with materials, furniture and the equipment needed to function efficiently. At the center, children receive a quality education and nutritious meals. Children also regularly participate in songs of worship and biblical readings. Finally, staff teach biblical truths and disciple children in their walks with Christ.
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.