Gerson is a smart and active boy in Guatemala who lives with his parents and his three siblings. His parents are both teachers who have to take multiple buses to get to their jobs. With the cost of bus fees and their oldest son’s education, they are not able to afford basics such as nutritious food and medical care for the family. Because of the lack of food, Gerson has become malnourished. At the Filadelfia Child and Youth Development Center, Gerson is able to receive supplements and nutrient-rich food as well as clothing, medical care, and an education. Most importantly, Gerson is taught from the Bible daily and learns about the life-changing power of Jesus, which he can share with his family. Thank you for coming alongside Gerson in his time of need and for investing in his future!
Filadelfia Child Development Center
The Filadelfia Child Development Center is an evangelical school that provides hope for children in the community. The center is part of the Centro American Evangelical Church. Everyday children receive a quality Christian education and nutritious meals. Throughout the week, children also hear solid Bible teaching and devotions led by the staff. The church also hosts events such as multiple holiday celebrations throughout the year in order to reach families for 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.