Joselyn is a creative and active girl who lives in a small farming village in Guatemala. She is a pastor’s daughter and enjoys getting to hear Bible stories from her parents as well as from the staff at the Filadelfia Child Development Center. Her step-father enjoys leading the congregation but does not take any salary for his service. Because of this, Joselyn’s family is dependent on the income he makes as a farmer. Unfortunately, his work is not consistent and they often lack the funds for necessities. By coming alongside Joselyn through sponsorship, you can help provide her with nutritious food, education, clothing, and medical care. Most importantly, Joselyn will have a safe place to play with children her age and participate in some of her favorite activities such as drawing and painting. Thank you for investing in this sweet girl’s life and helping her achieve her dream of finishing her education!
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.