Photo of the Week

3 days ago

Gratitude is contagious. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

10 Things To Know About La Limonada

6 days ago

You may have visited La Limonada as part of a Service Learning Trip, or maybe you’ve followed the story of this community from afar. Either way, here are ten things you may not know about La Limonada. La Limonada was…

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Photo of the Week

1 week ago

At the academies, boys and girls discover their value and worth as children of a God who knows and loves them. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

First Person: Christian Umul

2 weeks ago

We would like to introduce you to one of our incredible Guatemalan team members, Christian Umul. He works with youth-at-risk [Learn more here] and is an essential part of the Vidas Plenas team. We asked Christian a few questions about…

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Celebrating Moms Like Brenda in La Limonada

2 weeks ago

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and we want to celebrate the moms in La Limonada. These are moms who love and sacrifice for their kids. Moms who give so much out of the little they have. Moms who want a better…

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Photo of the Week

2 weeks ago

We believe in the hopes and dreams the mothers of La Limonada have for their children. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

As the Father As Sent Me [Guest Post]

3 weeks ago

Today’s guest post is written by Rev. Chris Schutte, the senior pastor of our partner Christ Church Anglican in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a theological reflection on John 20:19-31. _ In John’s gospel, on Easter evening we find the disciples…

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Photo of the Week

3 weeks ago

Proper hygiene is a crucial part of developing healthy children who practice good habits and learn to take care of their bodies. Children in the academies brush their teeth together after their breakfast or lunch each day! (Photo by Silent Images)

Photo of the Week

1 month ago

A stark contrast to the tense streets and dark homes where kids grow up fast, the academies are filled with hope, laughter, and a lot of fun!

Photo of the Week

1 month ago

Exciting progress in the construction of the fourth academy, Toronja, as we work towards opening the doors to many more children this summer.

Photo of the Week

2 months ago

“He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Photo of the Week

2 months ago

Vulnerable children are receiving a vitamin every day in the academies.

Photo of the Week

2 months ago

So that children and families in La Limonada enjoy full lives with dignity, justice, and hope.

Photo of the Week

2 months ago

Sometimes a hug says it all. (Photo by Silent Images)

Executive Director Transition – Now Accepting Applications

2 months ago

In February, we made the announcement of the transition of Bill Cummings as Executive Director. After a prayerful process of identifying the qualities and qualifications of the right person to serve as the next leader, we are excited to share…

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Photo of the Week

2 months ago

You have given so many in La Limonada a reason to smile. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

10 Beautiful Images of Holistic Impact in La Limonada [Photo Essay]

3 months ago

In February, we gratefully welcomed Scott Bennett back to La Limonada to share with us his photography skills and passion for the poor. His photos beautifully capture the holistic intervention of the academies in the lives of the vulnerable children…

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Photo of the Week

3 months ago

Jesus loves you. This message accompanies every lesson, meal, and hug in the academies. You matter to us. You matter to Jesus. (Photo by Scott Bennett Photography)

Bold For Change in La Limonada

3 months ago

There is no question that women have had a tremendous impact on history. Eric Metaxas recently wrote a book about seven such women whose bold faith, self-sacrifice, and deep love for Jesus sent ripple effects through the world. We read…

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Photo of the Week

3 months ago

Wherever Janina goes, she is ready to listen, to pray, to offer counsel, and to intervene, meeting urgent medical needs in La Limonada. Her “clinic in a backpack” offers relief to many suffering from respiratory illness, diabetes, ulcer and bullet…

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Photo of the Week

3 months ago

Education can stop a bullet. Scholarships are a powerful way to nurture dreams and encourage an alternative to gang life. (Photo by Silent Images)

A Mural for Don German

3 months ago

“Poverty is the result of relationships that do not work, that are not just, that are not for life, that are not harmonious or enjoyable. Poverty is the absence of shalom in all its meanings.” – Bryant Myers Don German…

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Photo of the Week

3 months ago

“I was very impressed by the teachers and the activities [in the academies], and also how much they care and give personal attention to the kids. It was a blessing to spend two days in La Limonada and shoot some…

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Photo of the Week

4 months ago

“And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10 (Photo by Silent Images)

Announcing a Transition

4 months ago

In 2008, four friends began a partnership with Tita Evertsz and the ministry of Vidas Plenas in the La Limonada community of Guatemala City. For nine years, Bill Cummings has led Lemonade International in the role of Executive Director. In…

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Featured Partner: Center for Transforming Mission Guatemala

4 months ago

We are grateful to partner with the Center for Transforming Mission (known by the initials CMT in Spanish), an organization focused on the social and spiritual renewal of Guatemala. Groups coming on a Service Learning Trip are offered the opportunity…

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La Limonada . . . where do I even begin? [Guest Post]

4 months ago

Today’s guest post is a reflection from a member of the Forest Hill Church Service Learning Trip last October. We’re grateful for group members like Jody Glass-Chapman who are eager to build ongoing relationships with us and the people of…

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You’re invited! Go on a Service Learning Trip this year!

4 months ago

Every year, we invite groups from the US to come to the community of La Limonada to offer activities and lessons for the children, while participating in prayer walks, vision screenings, medical training, painting projects, delousing children, assembling mercy bags,…

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Photo of the Week

4 months ago

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (Photo by Silent Images)

Photo of the Week

4 months ago

“Art is communication.” ― Madeleine L’Engle Trauma suppresses a child’s words and ability to express their emotions. Art changes that. (Photo by Lizza Majus)

Photo of the Week

4 months ago

Join us in praying this prayer of Mother Teresa for the most vulnerable in La Limonada: “Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands,…

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Photo of the Week

5 months ago

Join the children in beginning this new school year with childlike wonder, anticipation, and joy! (Photo by Silent Images)

The 2017 School Year Begins!

5 months ago

Another school year officially began today! The children of La Limonada were welcomed back into their bright and cheerfully painted academies for a new school year, which runs from January through October. The teachers each decorated their classrooms in a…

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Introducing Two New Board Members – Chris Marshall and Drew Moser

5 months ago

We are very excited to announce that two new members have joined the Lemonade International Board of Directors. After visiting La Limonada and engaging deeply in our mission, we are thrilled they have agreed to serve in this capacity. Chris…

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Exciting Progress On the Launch of the Toronja Academy

5 months ago

Last summer we invited you to help us launch the fourth academy in the “15 de Agosto” neighborhood in La Limonada. Through the generous response of many, the team in Guatemala was able to begin the steps to secure a…

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Photo of the Week

5 months ago

We want this little girl to grow up knowing she is a valued child of God. Next week, the doors of the academies will open for another great year of spiritual, emotional, and physical impact! Thank you to all our…

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