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Guess what?!? The sale just went through for the land where the NEXT Vida School will be built!!! After much prayer and consultation, Impact Ministries has acquired a piece of land in Mestela, a community about an hour and a half walk over the mountains from Vida Chamché. This is the village that two of our principals, Victor and Ignacio, come from (read their story here). It’s a great location and the community is eager to have us – and there are so many children who need a brighter future here. Watch for more details about Mestela in the coming months, but for now,…
Some of you have heard that there is unrest in Guatemala, and we’d like to give you an update of what our team is seeing in Tactic so that you can pray with us. Julie Sawatsky de Lem, who works with our short-term teams, says: We’ve had roadblocks in place around Tactic since last Friday (they started a few days before in other places). Many protesters have taken action by blocking main highways in locations all over Guatemala. Our only grocery store is open today again, but with limited hours and running out of supplies, and both gas stations in…
We’ve talked before about the pressures that students in Guatemala face when it comes to continuing their education – especially at the secondary level. Did you receive our Fall Newsletter in your mailbox? Mardoqueo’s story so clearly illustrates how easy it is for educational plans to be derailed – and how much it means for our students to have continued opportunities to study: Soon after Mardoqueo graduated from Grade 10, the unthinkable happened. His dad was rushed to the hospital with an unexplained health issue, and never came home. As the oldest son, Mardoqueo suddenly faced responsibilities that no teenager…
“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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