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Guatemala

  • Child Sponsorship
    • Prayer Requests:
      • God’s provision for new sponsors
      • Pray for the current sponsors, that they can continue to support their children.
      • For the sponsor kids and their families
      • For the relationships with the children and their families.
      • Graduating students to be able to find jobs
      • For the discipleship program that we are carrying out in homes and with special cases.
      • For His provision to the Rosales Morales Family (site leaders)
    • Suggested Donations:
      • School Supplies: Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Rulers, Pencil Sharpeners, Notebooks (college ruled), Scientific Calculator, Erasers, Dot Markers, Permanent Markers, Dry Erase Markers
      • Laptops: Our goal is to have 20 new or refurbished
      • Educational Games: Marble Works, Small Sets of Legos, Big Boxes of Legos, Puzzles, Math Wrap Ups, Tangrams, Geoboards, Play-dough, Orbeez, Playfoam
      • Candy: For activities and prize
      • Prizes: Balls, Hot-wheels, Barbies, Dolls, Games, Diaries, cool sets of markers
      • Wet Wipes: Lysol or Baby Wipes
    • Site Description:
      • Child Sponsorship & Education is a program that seeks the integral development of the child and teenager. This is achieved thanks to the fact that there is support in their cognitive and spiritual development. Our students receive classes in different schools in Magdalena and its communities. Every week our sponsor kids come to tutoring where they receive support in topics that they have not yet understood and help with homework. In addition, each week they receive Bible lessons in the different clubs that are based on their age and school year. Some of the different activities we'll be doing include craft workshops, self-esteem talks, science experiments, personal care, VBS and camps. Accompanied by this we have the school for parents where biblical advice on the family is shared.

  • Education — San Miguel

  • Girls Club
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Pray that the girls may come to know their true value in Christ and that they would put their trust in Him.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Hand lettering & Calligraphy books for beginners
      • Markers
      • Colored pencils
      • Cookie cutters
      • Cupcake decoration icing tips
      • Keychain rings with clasps
      • Prizes for teenage girls
    • Site Description:
      • The Girls Club site is dedicated to working with teenage girls and young single mothers in Magdalena, El Gorrión, and San Miguel. Our program provides a range of beauty and macramé classes, equipping girls with practical skills while also sharing the transformative message of the Gospel. Our goal is to nurture confidence in the girls, helping them embrace their identity as crafted by God, and fostering growth in wisdom and maturity. At this site, the Girls Club operates weekly, welcoming school-aged girls from the community to engage in devotions, games, crafts, and community-building activities.

  • Microfinance
    • Prayer Requests:
      • That we would maintain the vision of our Site
      • For the protection and guidance of God
      • That God would prosper the businesses of our borrowers
      • For the health of our borrowers
      • For Bolena’s health, Gerber’s wife
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Fifteen Bibles in Spanish, RVR1960
      • Fifteen basic calculators
      • Fifteen notebooks
      • A monetary contribution to fund a micro-loan*
      • *(All donations to the Microfinance Fund will be re-given after the borrowers have paid the loan back. Your donation continues to give financial opportunities to families in the area of our ministry.)
    • Site Description:
      • Team Members will have the opportunity to work in all aspects of the micro-loan program. This will include encouraging and praying for borrowers through home visits, assisting in loan applications, payment collections, and leading bi-weekly Bible studies. SI provides support to the borrowers, so Team Members may also help with hands-on projects such as chicken vaccinations, chicken coop construction, and more. This lending program focuses primarily on women and families in Magdalena, El Gorrion, and San Miguel by extending loans of $100 – $500 for income-generating projects. Through the loans, SI hopes to help families on their journey out of poverty and to empower them for future success.

  • Physical Therapy
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Microwave Heating pads for: knee, back, neck.
      • Hand weights
      • Small hard balls
      • Stress balls
      • Foam exercise rolls
      • Anatomy books
      • Electrodes for large, medium and small electrical stimulation.
      • BIOFREEZE Gel
      • Kinetic sand
      • Plasticine
      • Exercise balls
      • Games for stimulation and cognitive learning
      • Picture Bibles
      • Easy books to read
      • Stickers: Christian quotes and Bible verses
      • Bookmarks
      • Christian keychains
    • Site Description:
      • The Physical Therapy site is committed to connecting with the community through activities that enhance physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being, with the aim of discovering the gospel and life purpose. This is achieved through group exercises, personalized patient care, educational sessions emphasizing the importance of physical activity, and home visits. Our dedication extends to providing professional services at a low cost, aiming to raise awareness within the community about the numerous benefits associated with regular physical activity.

  • Social Service Grace & Mercy
    • Site Description:
      • In the Magdalena community, Social Service offers a unique chance to make a positive impact in vulnerable areas. This involves dedicated work in the social domain, such as addressing the needs of the elderly and individuals grappling with alcoholism. Additionally, Social Service actively supports local pastors, fostering relationships through home visits, engagement in social support centers, and participation in community churches.

  • Social Work — Women's
    • Prayer Requests:
      • For the heart of women and teenagers in every Bible study.
      • Provision for special and fun activities with women and teens.
      • Wisdom to share with women and teens.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • 12 fabric scissors
      • Dressmaker pins
      • Different fabrics
      • Seam rippers
      • Scissor sharpener
      • Pincushion
      • Donation to buy two sewing machines
      • Chocolates
      • Bibles: NIV or NLT
      • Labeling tags
      • Scrapbook paper pads
    • Site Description:
      • The Women's Social Work site is driven by the goal of witnessing the impactful transformation that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring to the lives of women. Our outreach spans the women of San Miguel and nearby communities, with the ambition to elevate their quality of life. We aim to empower women to actively contribute to community and family-oriented projects while providing assistance to those who have endured various forms of abuse and neglect. Participants will be involved in an array of activities, including home visits, group meetings, counseling sessions, sowing and jewelry classes, devotionals, and a host of other enriching experiences.

  • Special Education
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Pray for the health of the students and families in Magdalena.
      • That language barrier won’t be a problem for the team members to interact with the students.
      • For wisdom and guidance of God to direct this ministry site in Magdalena.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Puzzles-large pieces (25-30 pieces)
      • Memory game (number (1-10) and ABC)
      • Erasers
      • Colored sheets
      • 1 timer
      • Acrylic paint
      • Wipes
      • Beads (colorful)
      • Aprons
      • Clorox wipes
      • Colorful pom pom
      • Stickers (good job, well done, etc.)
      • Facial Mask
      • Exfoliating scrub: face and hands
      • Ponytails holders
      • Hair clips
      • Glue
      • Dry erase markers
      • Small whiteboards
      • Kinetic sand
    • Site Description:
      • The Special Education site functions as a dedicated professional service center for individuals with special needs in Magdalena and the neighboring villages. Our holistic approach encompasses special education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, spiritual development, and emotional care. Participants actively engage with patients, offering encouragement in the development of new skills. They play a vital role in organizing and leading various activities, including games, songs, readings, and other stimulating exercises, contributing to the formation and development of relationships. An essential component of this ministry involves visiting patients and their families in their homes. Our fervent hope and prayer are to witness the transformation of these individuals and their families, reflecting the likeness of Christ.

  • Sports
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Pray for SI Guatemala (leadership and Staff).
      • Pray for the Vision and Mission of the sports site.
      • Pray for communities in Magdalena (Guatemala).
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Basketballs 24
      • Volleyballs 24
      • Soccer balls 24
      • Training ladders 4
      • Soccer sports uniforms 15
      • Basketball sports uniforms 15
      • Board Games
      • Prizes (for ages 5-18)
    • Site Description:
      • The Sports and Boys Club site collaborates with kids and youth in Magdalena, San Miguel, Buena Vista, and El Tablón, seamlessly integrating a range of recreational activities. The primary objective is to impart valuable life lessons, mentorship, and witness transformative change in the lives of young individuals through a Christ-centered approach. The program includes baseball, soccer, track and field, and badminton. Participants not only cultivate relationships through sports but also engage in coaching exercises and devotionals with various groups of young people. Complementing our sports ministry, we conduct the Boys’ Club every week, providing an avenue for boys in the community to partake in devotions, games, and fellowship. Additionally, we hold weekly sessions with Club 56, catering to boys and girls from the fifth and sixth grades.

  • Trade School
    • Prayer Requests:
      • The families that are part of our different projects
      • Our relationships with local pastors.
      • The name of Jesus is made known to those we interact with.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • 2 No. 60 4 ½-inch sanding disc packs
      • 2 No. 5-inch sanding disc packs for cutting metal
      • 4 hammers
      • White glue bottles
      • 4 protective glasses
      • 4 sets of wood clamps
      • 1 C-clamps
      • 600 2-inch screws
      • 600 1¼ inch screws
      • 1 ball peen hammer
      • 1 scissors to cut metal
      • 6 nail sets
      • 4 measuring tape of 5 meters
      • 5 pounds of 2-inch headless nail
      • 6 pounds of ½ nail headless nail
      • 4 pounds 1-inch head nail
      • 1 set of wood drill bits
      • 1 set of drill bits
    • Site Description:
      • The trade school serves as a platform to cultivate relationships and spread the gospel. In this educational space, men of all ages hailing from the communities of Magdalena, El Gorrión, and San Miguel can acquire valuable practical skills, delving into carpentry, welding, and glasswork. Participants actively engage in trade school classes, home visits, and the sharing of devotionals, fostering a holistic and enriching experience.

  • General Donations for Guatemala (these items are expensive in Guatemala):
    • Chocolate chips
    • Peanut butter
    • First Aid kid (i.e. Tylenol, ibuprophen, Band-Aids, Neosporin, cold medicine,etc)