Impact Ministries


Growing Godly Leaders

Impact a child’s life by giving the means to an education – individually or as a class!

Make an Impact


Come to Guatemala

Make a long-term impact through short-term missions, fill a special need, or join us for the VIDA Discipleship Program

Provide Health Care

Impact body & soul by supporting health care for our students and their families, as well as for remote villages in Guatemala

Connect with Us

Connect with Impact Ministries in person, through social media, or by receiving stories from Guatemala in your in-box


The Dream is Being Fulfilled

Twenty-four years ago the Lord sent Les and Rita to Guatemala with the mission of raising godly leaders for His kingdom. We marvel at how He has allowed them to mentor young men and women, and we now see this dream being fulfilled. Today, we’re excited to share with you that Hector and Ericka Beb are transitioning into the role of Operations Managers in Guatemala! One of the goals of Impact Ministries is to train Guatemalans to take positions of leadership and influence their society for the Gospel. Hector and Ericka have been shining examples of this, along with so many…

Hector and Ericka surrounded by Vida students

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for celebrating sponsorship with us last month! 15 children and 19 classes found their sponsors – that’s even MORE than a sponsor a day for the month of May! And there’s been another 7 sponsorships in the first few days of June! Our Vida principals want to say thank you and let you know just how much your sponsorship means to them and their students! Principal Evelin even shared her thanks in English: Here’s thanks from a few of the others: “We want to say thank you very much for thinking of our…

Children in a Vida classroom with hands raised

Praying for Children in Guatemala

Have you ever wondered what to pray for children in Guatemala? Maybe especially for your sponsor child or the children in the class you support? I came across a prayer, based on the words from the Psalms and Proverbs, and I knew I wanted to share it with you! The words struck me as being exactly what we need to be praying for kids in Guatemala. Whether you pray it all at once, or whether you pray a verse a day, I hope you’ll find it as helpful as I did: Lord, I pray that children in Guatemala will love…

Children praying during a Vida devotional

Join Us


Tactic, Guatemala

VIDA Discipleship Program

Winter or Summer 2025 or 2026
Experience 3 months of intensive discipleship in Guatemala

sponsor hugging a Guatemalan child
Tactic, Guatemala

Sponsorship Team

April 2025
Visit your sponsor child or class in Guatemala

Schools in Guatemala

For our students, having a school to go to is so much more than just an education. Vida Schools are the foundation of our ministry, and provide academics, health care, nutrition, a loving community, and an introduction to God’s faithfulness.

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Orphan Care

I don’t want him. I want nothing to do with him!”

Those were the Mom’s words the moment she saw her big-eyed newborn. The baby’s birth mother is a very needy, mentally ill woman living on the streets of Guatemala. And her baby found refuge at the Vida Children’s Home.

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Discipleship Program

To follow Jesus is to risk!
Test God amidst the challenges of real life and discover that He is ALWAYS enough!

Vision – See the world as God sees it
Impact – Live life intentionally
Delight – Experience intimacy with Jesus
Adventure – Dare to follow Jesus

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Share Your Skills


Teach English

Are you TESL Trained? Teach English for a semester or more at our Vida Schools in Guatemala

Join our Translation Team

Do you read and write in Spanish and English? Help from home by translating correspondence between children and their sponsors

Provide Dental Check-Ups

Are you a Dentist? Join an open medical team or bring a dental team to Guatemala to provide much-needed dental care to Vida students


Medical Teams

Are you a:
Nurse Practitioner
Medical Technician
Dental Hygienist
other Medical Practitioner

We’re looking for medical practitioners to serve in rural Guatemala
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