Luis is a nice little boy who lives with his family in a rural area in Guatemala. He has two older siblings that also live with them. Luis’ father works at a gas station while his mother struggles to find small jobs to provide for the family. Luis and his family live in a small tin house about ten minutes from the center. His favorite subject in school is math and he would like to become a police officer one day. He loves playing soccer with his friends. Thank you for your generosity!
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.