Jockzan is an intelligent boy in Guatemala who currently lives with his grandparents in a tin house with a dirt floor. in 2013, his father passed away from liver failure. His mother, knowing she had to find a way to provide for her three children, went to a big city to find work as a maid. Jockzan’s mother took his sister with her and left her sons with two different relatives, so the children are separated and are very sad. Jockzan’s mother comes to visit him every 15 days because her income is not enough to pay for weekly bus tickets. Jockzan likes to draw and enjoys art class. His favorite sport is soccer! Jockzan is excited for the opportunity to receive an education and says he wants to get good grades and become the best student in his classroom. By sponsoring Jockzan, you help provide him with consistent love and care from the staff at AMG’s Oratorio Child and Youth Development Center. At the center, he can receive nutritious food, educational help, medical care for his anemia, and new clothing. Most importantly, Jockzan will grow up learning Bible stories and will be discipled as he grows in his relationship with his eternal Father! Thank you for investing in Jockzan’s life and for offering him hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.
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.