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How do we Serve At Risk Families?

The past couple weeks we have been posting about the families we are serving here and their needs.  Without you guys, none of this is possible.  God has put it on our hearts that part of our ministry here is to bridge the gap between the U.S. and the needs in Guatemala.  If you are…


The Vasquez Family

Apolonia and her girls are some of the first people that Servants, Inc. has helped in Villa Nueva outside of New Life Children’s Home.  As I reflect on how long ago that was(2 or 3 years ago), I remember part of a team from our church at the home “going up the hill to help…


The Diaz Family

Mirna Diaz and her two children are suffering from a lot of emotional hurt as a result of her husband leaving.  One day he left to go live with another woman, abandoning her, Carmen (13) and Oscar (7).  This is yet another example of how some things in Guatemalan culture set up families for failure.  Mirna…


The Mateo Family

November 20th is a day we won’t soon forget.  We had the opportunity to meet Ludwin, a paraplegic artist and his family.  Yes, I said paraplegic artist…but let’s start from the beginning: Ludwin was born in Guatemala a paraplegic.  He has practically no use of his body from his shoulders down.  He can move his…


The Gudiel Family

With 9 members, this is the biggest family yet that we are serving.  We got to meet a few of them just a couple weeks ago.  As you read, you will understand why we didn’t get to meet the whole family. Carolina Gudiel is a hard worker.  We’ve learned how she puts her kids through…


The Chinchilla Family

Even though we have heard about them for some time and even were able to recognize them walking to their home because of the pictures Jon provided for us, we still hadn’t had the opportunity to meet them.  We sat down in this woman’s very nice looking house in a secure neighborhood and based on…


The DeLeon Family

Patty is the center of the story for this family. She lives with her father, sister, and two nieces in a house not too far from where we live.  We had heard a lot about this family before we moved to Guatemala from Jon.  In the beginning, she didn’t want to even hear the word…