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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Cordero Family

I remember the first time I met this family.  At the time, it was only Emilia and her daughter, Dipoli there and we went with Jon to meet them, pray with them, and bring a little food. The place where I was standing when I took the above picture was difficult to stand in because […]

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The Jimenez Family

The thing that impressed me most about this family is how hard of a worker Carmen is.  Carmen, although at retirement age, continued to work to do her best and support her family.  We just learned that Carmen and the women she worked with making tortillas walked out on the job.  They were making 15 […]

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The Lopez-Ordoñez Family

These three children have had a traumatic experience at such a young age.  Their father, Erick, is an alcoholic.  Their mother, Madeleine, left because their father is physically and emotionally abusing her.  After the divorce, the children went to live with their mother but she was unable to support them.  Shortly thereafter, Erick married his […]

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The Fuentes Family

The Fuentes Family is the first Guatemalan family that Missy and I met and the experience changed our lives forever.  If you have had the opportunity to hear our initial ministry presentation, then you have heard about Yanira, the oldest girl of the family.  We met the family during our first trip to Guatemala in […]

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What is Sponsorship?

As the Serving At Risk Families ministry gets under way and we continue to look forward to how it will serve the people of Guatemala, we have begun putting together sponsorship packets for families.  I started thinking about why some people don’t share the resources we have been given to help others.  Even more, I wondered […]

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