Helen is a dynamic, respectful young girl in Guatemala who highly affirms Christian values and principles. She dreams of becoming a lawyer in the future so she can help others, but for now, she enjoys art, soccer, and studying at school. Helen’s parents are very proud of both of their daughters, but they are especially proud, it seems, of Helen’s determination to graduate from school and how she inspires her younger sister, Cecelia. Unfortunately, Helen’s father’s job in transportation does not pay well, and he struggles to provide food, medication, and educational expenses for his daughters. With the help of a sponsor, Helen’s school fees will be paid so she can continue her pursuit of becoming a lawyer! Additionally, at the Getsemani Child and Youth Development Center, Helen will eat nutrient-rich meals, have access to medical care, and have a safe place to play with other children. Most importantly, Helen will receive discipleship as she continues to grow in her relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank you for coming alongside Helen’s family and helping her achieve her dreams!
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.