Wilson is a smart young boy who lives with his parents and his younger sister in a dangerous village in Guatemala. His community has a history of drug activity, theft, and violence, so the children are not allowed outside alone. Wilson’s favorite subject is math and two of his favorite activities are playing soccer and riding a bike! He dreams of being able to graduate from school and enter the professional workforce, unlike many in his community. Wilson’s father works hard as a farmer in an attempt to create a better future for Wilson and his sister. However, his farming job is not permanent and his income is low. As a result, many of Wilson’s needs are not met. By coming alongside Wilson as his sponsor, you can help meet many of his physical, emotional, educational, social, and spiritual needs. AMG’s Oratorio Child and Youth Development Center works to nurture children through childhood by meeting their deepest needs and empowering them to overcome poverty. Thank you for coming alongside Wilson during this pivotal time in his life!
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.