Sponsor a Child

Impact a Guatemalan Child’s Life by providing the means to an Education

Your sponsorship enables a child in Guatemala to attend an Impact Ministries school where they will receive an academic education and be taught to know and love the Lord!

An investment of $40/month can help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for a child in Guatemala!

What does my sponsorship provide?

what does $40/month provide for my child?

How do I choose a child to Sponsor?

walk me through the process of sponsoring a child in Guatemala

How can I communicate with my child?

and what communication will I receive as a sponsor?

Important Links

I need to log in to my Sponsorsoft account or set up a donation

Some Sponsor Child Stories

stories about sponsor children shared on the Impact Ministries blog

Special Occasion Gifts

Give a special gift to your sponsor child

What does my Sponsorship provide?

In the rural areas of Guatemala, more than 75% of Indigenous people live in poverty. Many Guatemalan children don’t complete elementary school. At a Vida school, Christian teachers – many of whom were once Vida students themselves – are personally involved in your student’s life on a daily basis. We reach out to your child’s family and encourage them to be involved in a local church. Our leaders, teachers and support staff provide godly role models to help your child know the Lord and become all that He intends for them to be!

Your investment of $40/month helps break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for a child in Guatemala by providing:

  • a broad academic education at one of our Vida Christian schools
  • a daily nutritious meal and vitamins (and food packages for the family while learning from home)
  • medical care through the Vida Clinic for your child’s whole family
  • Christian discipleship and mentoring
  • school apparel and new shoes

(some of these services are also funded through other gifts to Impact Ministries)

Your sponsor child is also blessed by your prayers and encouragement!

You can sponsor your child throughout their time in our Vida Schools. For most of our students, this is until they graduate in Grade 10. Some students continue on to the Vida Teacher Training Program or the Vida Extension Program, and they can be sponsored through Grade 12 or 13. We have many sponsors who have been faithful in supporting their child through their entire education! When your child leaves the Vida School program, we will let you know and offer you a new whose life you can impact through your sponsorship.

How do I choose a child to sponsor?

  1. Click “See Available Sponsor Children” to see Guatemalan students still waiting for a sponsor like you
  2. Personally select your sponsor child from all the students available for sponsorship
  3. Once you click “Sponsor this Child”, you’ll be prompted to login or signup to our sponsorsoft platform to complete the sponsorship process.  There, you’ll have access to your child’s picture and online information package
  4. Don’t forget to set up your monthly sponsorship donation within 48 hrs to ensure that you are matched with the child that you have chosen

How can I communicate with my child?

Communication with your sponsor child in Guatemala is easy through our Sponsorsoft System!

Log in to Sponsorsoft with the email address you used to sponsor your child, and click on messages > compose message to write to your child. You can even attach a picture! Our teachers are great at helping their students answer your letters!

You will also receive a yearly photo update of your child from your child’s teacher.

Important Links

Important Links

Log in to your Sponsorsoft Account
See children still waiting for a sponsor
Give a Special Occasion Gift
Set up or renew your sponsorship donation online

Sponsorsoft Information

We use Sponsorsoft to connect you with your sponsor child in Guatemala

  • If you currently sponsor a child or class, you already have an account

If this is your first time logging in to Sponsorsoft (or if you’ve forgotten your password), simply click on “Lost Password?” and enter the email address you used to sponsor your child to request a password. You’ll be sent a link to set your password, and then you’ll be ready to view your child under the “my sponsorship” tab and find your inbox under the “messages” tab.

  • If you would like to become a sponsor, you will need to sign up for an account

Simply click on “Sign up” and enter your name, your email address and a password. You will be sent a verification email with a link to activate your account, and then you’ll be ready to select a child from our children in Guatemala who are still waiting for a sponsor

No verification email? First, check your junk mail. If the verification email is not there, click “Lost Password?” on the Sponsorsoft site. Re-enter your email address and click the request reset password button. The link to set your password doubles as a verification email.

Having trouble? Contact us at child@impactminusa.org and we’ll walk you through the process.

Some Sponsor Child Stories

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: https://youtu.be/DMaRN-2XF10 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

A Special Bond

“Every team member replied back individually that they felt sponsoring the class in Vida Nueva was the right decision! To me it felt like God was orchestrating it the whole way!” Rock Prairie Church decided to support a class after their first Impact Trip. In Guatemala, Brittany McCorkle had seen the impact of worshiping alongside the Vida children and visiting their homes. “My desire was to see the kids at our church grow in their awareness of God’s heart for people all around the world,” she says. “In that moment, I felt that God was telling me that we need…

Team praying for their sponsor class

“You See God’s Love Through Sponsors”

Have you ever wondered what Vida Teachers think of sponsors? Teacher Gustavo was once a sponsor child in our program and he now teaches at Vida Chijacorral as a junior high teacher. He’s featured in our Spring Newsletter: In the Grade 8 classroom, each student excitedly shouts out ideas. They have just received a letter from their class sponsor, and now it’s time to write back. There is a buzz as they compose the letter that will be transcribed into the Sponsorsoft system, translated, and then sent to their sponsor. And they will eagerly await a response.  Sponsor letters are…

Gustavo's Class

Sponsorship helps children like Wilmer stay in School

When the school year starts, Wilmer is still out in the fields. His family needs him to earn money for a full three months before they can afford to lose his income while he’s in class, so he usually starts his grade a month late. Even during the school year, the 13-year-old needs to balance his studies with contributing to the family finances. His dad doesn’t have a steady job, so on weekends, Wilmer works harvesting tomatoes or chilis or clearing neighboring land. During the week, he attends Grade 7 at Vida Mocohán school, and after class, Wilmer heads to…

It Starts by Being Seen

The dentist was focused on his patient, one of our Vida Chijacorral students. His wife, helping out with the examinations, had her eyes on the mom waiting for her child. “Can you check her too?” she asked her husband when they stepped out of the room for a moment. “She looks swollen to me.” The mom had come into the clinic to seek care for her child, but thanks to the sharp eyes of one of our dental volunteers, her needs were seen too. Yes, the mom answered when asked if she was in pain. After her daughter’s appointment, the…

There’s So Much Going On in Guatemala!

School is back in session in Guatemala, and the kids are settling into their school routines. The Vida School theme this year is “Be An Example” (based on 1 Tim 4:12) and our students are learning how to set an example “in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” Some quick updates: We’re excited to have twelve new classes of children at our Vida schools this year. If you’ve been waiting to sponsor a child or class, now is your chance! We’ve retired our waitlist, and you can once again see both the children and the classes waiting for a sponsor on the Sponsorsoft platform.…

Happy New Year from Guatemala!

What an amazing year it’s been for Impact Ministries! In 2023 we saw: a new junior high open at Agua de Vida Chijulhá team numbers return to near-normal levels, with 30 short-term missions teams coming to Guatemala 16 individuals baptized in Vida churches over 1800 students attending Vida schools over 30 children in the Vida Children’s Home over 2700 patients treated through the Impact Medical Clinic all of our school children sponsored before the end of the school year land purchased in Mestela for the next Vida school Hasn’t 2023 been an exciting year? Thank you for continuing to walk…

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

For Children in Guatemala, Going to School is Not a Given

This time of year is synonymous with “Back to School” in the US. Stores have been advertising brightly-colored school supplies for months already, and children have made important decisions about what backpack to choose for this school year and what to wear on the first day of school. But what if the decision wasn’t about what to wear to school, but whether you got to go to school at all? For children in Guatemala, going to school is not a given. For many Guatemalan parents, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to send their children to school, because that’s…

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