Impact Ministries



This Giving Tuesday, provide meals for hungry children in Guatemala

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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

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


So Much to Celebrate!

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,…

land for Vida Mestela

Pray with us for the unrest in Guatemala

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…

Responsibilities No Teenager Should Bear

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…

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Tactic, Guatemala

VIDA Discipleship Program

January or July 2024
Ready to step up and step out for God? Start your personalized discipleship experience with 3 months of intensive discipleship in Guatemala as you learn to live life intentionally and dare to follow Jesus!

Tactic, Guatemala

Serve in Guatemala

Various Opportunities 2024
Use your skills in Guatemala for a life-changing experience for yourself and for those you serve. Opportunities range from translating for teams to servicing vehicles

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.

Become an Orphan Care Champion ⇨


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


Vida student raising hand in classroom

Teach English

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

Vida student writing

Join our Translation Team

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

Two hands holding dental instruments working in mouth of Vida student

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
Learn more ⇨



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