Photo of the Week (2/2/2018)

February 2, 2018

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now…

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Photo of the Week

January 18, 2018

“The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.” Proverbs 20:7 (Photo by Scott Bennett)

(Extra)Ordinary Obedience

January 18, 2018

For the last three years, I have had the incredible privilege of skyping regularly with Tita Evertsz, the founder of our partner organization, Vidas Plenas. While the purpose of our calls is to make sure Lemonade’s fundraising and communication efforts…

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Photo of the Week

January 12, 2018

“By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” Psalm 119:105 MSG

2017 in Photos

December 30, 2017

Through each of you who have said “yes” to God’s call to give your time, talents, and resources to the work our partner Vidas Plenas is doing in La Limonada… Through each local Guatemalan (and one Nicaraguan and Honduran!) who…

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Photo of the Week

December 29, 2017

We want to see God-given creativity, abilities, and potential drawn out and made to flourish. We want to see the children in La Limonada living full lives in Jesus. (Photo by JP Soto Photography)

Join us by giving in the final days of 2017!

December 27, 2017

As we finish the remaining days of the year, we are freshly reminded of all that has been lavished on us in the birth of our Savior. God’s outpouring of love, provision, and hope has renewed our vision to see…

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Teachers sow seeds of faith and hope in La Limonada

December 23, 2017

Many of us have stories about teachers who have altered the course of our lives. It may have been faithful guidance over the course of a school year, or something as simple as an affirming word that helped us identify…

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Photo of the Week

December 22, 2017

We want to fill these children with a love of learning! (Photo by Silent Images)

Children in Baton Rouge Give Christmas to Children in La Limonada

December 20, 2017

Today’s guest post is written by Kaitlin Staples, Children’s Minister at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our friends at Istrouma have been incredible advocates for the children in the academies through their Give Christmas efforts. This year, Kaitlin…

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5 Reasons To Give Hope To La Limonada

December 19, 2017

  1. HOPE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE For children growing up in poverty, hope is quickly choked. But human beings are hardwired to hope. Hope is a matter of life and death.     2. PENCILS SHOULD BE MORE ACCESSIBLE…

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Photo of the Week

December 15, 2017

What will their future be? The time to help is now. (Photo by Tita Evertsz)

Scholarships Nurture Dreams Like Pablo’s

December 14, 2017

Pablo’s dreams are possible. Scholarships are keeping kids off of the streets and in their studies. They are replacing fatalistic despair with dreams of a future. During a recent walk through La Limonada, Tita stopped Pablo, one of the 2017…

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Celebrate the 2017 Scholar Graduates!

December 12, 2017

Today we are celebrating an incredible class of 2017! There is so much that could have pulled them away from this accomplishment. Violence and danger on the streets as they walk to and from school. Families struggling to keep the…

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Lend Your Voice This Christmas

December 9, 2017

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to embody the love and justice Jesus came to bring – starting with La Limonada. We rely on the generosity of people like you to raise the funds needed for our partner,…

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Photo of the Week

December 8, 2017

Last January, this little guy received a brand new pair of shoes through Give Christmas 2016. These weren’t just any shoes. They were quality, handmade shoes made right there in his community by Otto. Ready for the school year, he…

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Shoes + School Supplies = Hope + Future

December 6, 2017

This Christmas season, would you consider a one-time year-end gift to provide a new pair of uniform shoes, made locally by Otto in his workshop, and a bag of basic school supplies for one child? We need to cover the…

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Photo of the Week

December 1, 2017

The life, teachings, and overflowing love of Jesus shape how we seek to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God and the people of La Limonada. (Photo by Silent Images)

Give Vitamins This #GivingTuesday

November 28, 2017

Today is #GivingTuesday – a global day of generous giving! After watching cyber deals flood your inboxes throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you have seen opportunities to pay a little for gifts with big value. Today, we are asking…

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Give Thanks, Give Food

November 21, 2017

In two days, families and friends in the United States will gather to celebrate God’s lavish provision and generosity to each of us. And as we give thanks for each other and for the abundance of food set before us,…

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Wrapping up the year with gifts of hope for La Limonada

November 20, 2017

In Guatemala, La Limonada is seen as a failed and hopeless slum. Stripped of basic services and often their very humanity, children grow up repeating the destructive patterns modeled for them. Childlike hope is quickly choked. We believe God loves…

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Photo of the Week

November 17, 2017

We believe all people have dignity and inherent worth, with unique gifts given by God to share with others. (Photo by JP Soto Photography)

Photo of the Week

November 10, 2017

We are motivated by our Christian faith to join God in working for the transformation of La Limonada. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

A Month’s Investment for a Year of Impact.

November 8, 2017

During the month of November, while the children are on school break, the academies continue to welcome them in for breakfast and devotions each morning. The rest of the days are devoted to teacher training, lesson planning, and team building…

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Photo of the Week

November 3, 2017

We believe in deep relationships – in listening, knowing, and honoring the stories of community members, staff, donors, and partners. (Photo by JP Soto Photography)

Photo of the Week

October 27, 2017

We stand with the marginalized people of La Limonada and with the committed staff of Vidas Plenas. (Photo by Silent Images)

Photo of the Week

October 20, 2017

Prevention. Intervention. On time. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

Anyi, a Permanent Resident of My Heart [Guest Post]

October 17, 2017

Today’s guest post is from Frankie Erwin, who recently joined a Service Learning Trip with Istrouma Baptist Church, a partner church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Frankie shares a reflection from her time in La Limonada and the special relationships God…

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Photo of the Week

October 13, 2017

The children are delighted to reply to letters from their sponsors! Where do you keep the notes and pictures your child has drawn for you?

Photo of the Week

October 6, 2017

“Then Jesus took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.” Mark 10:16 (Photo by Scott Bennett)

When A River Reaches A Sea – Plans For Brave Tears [Guest Post]

October 3, 2017

Today’s guest post is from Aixa de López, an incredible lover of Jesus and advocate for the people of La Limonada. She serves alongside her husband Pastor Alex Lopez at Fraternidad Cristiana de Guatemala. She blogs regularly (in Spanish) at…

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Let The Little Children Come To Me

October 1, 2017

Guatemala is one of the hardest places in the world to be a child. Nearly 20% of the population is living in extreme poverty, just like in La Limonada. An estimated four in 10 children are experiencing sexual abuse right…

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Photo of the Week

September 29, 2017

Today, on National Coffee Day we celebrate Resurgam Coffee. Resurgam, which means “I will rise again,” was started by our board chair, Chris Marshall as a way to provide a great craft roast while funding hope in La Limonada. The…

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First Person: Elma Marina

September 26, 2017

We would like to introduce you to one of the incredible Guatemalan team members, Marina. She teaches the 6-7-year-old class in the Lima Academy. We asked Marina a few questions about herself and what motivates her to work in such…

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Photo of the Week

September 22, 2017

Investing in peace in Guatemala means showing children an alternative to picking up a gun and settling for the gang life all around them. It means walking with them through their most vulnerable years to offer a bridge over the…

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Get To Know Charles Knox

September 19, 2017

Earlier this month, we shared the exciting news that the Lemonade International Board of Directors has selected a new Executive Director. Charles (“Chal”) Knox comes to us with a wealth of experience and we are looking forward to seeing what…

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