Maria is an affectionate and friendly girl living with her parents and five siblings in Guatemala. Maria is the youngest child. Her family is quite poor and they struggle to eat three meals a day. They live in a cinderblock house with tin roofing. Maria is unable to do her homework because she cannot afford school supplies. On top of that, she lives in a very dangerous area where alcohol is used by young people. Despite her surroundings, Maria is a very good girl. She loves to play soccer and create art projects with her classmates. After she graduates, Maria would like to be a P.E. teacher. By sponsoring Maria, she will receive nutritious meals, academic and biblical teaching, and she will learn all about her Savior Jesus Christ. Your prayers and sponsorship will change this young girl’s life.
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.