Julia is a kind and intelligent young girl living with her mother in Guatemala. Her mother took her three children away from her husband due to his alcoholism. He does not support Julia in any way. Julia’s mother works very hard but is unable to provide for all three children. They live in a house built with cinderblocks and they cook over a fire. Julia enjoys math, basketball and dreams of being a doctor. Through your generosity, Julia will receive assistance with nutritious meals and an education that her mother cannot afford. She will be surrounded by a loving Christian staff who will help her form a relationship with her Savior. Thank you for changing this young girl’s life in letting her know that you believe in her.
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.