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Save the Date! Join us in Celebrating 10 Years of Serving La Limonada

June 27, 2018

  We are excited to announce that Lemonade International is celebrating 10 years of serving La Limonada! It’s hard to believe that it was just 10 years ago that our founder Bill Cummings and his team were first introduced to Tita, her team and this amazing community. God has done so much over the 10 […]

Welcome Silvia Lopez as our new Service Learning Trips and Communication Liaison

June 8, 2018

For the past few years we have been blessed to have Beth Skinner serve as our Service Learning Trips Coordinator. Beth, and her husband Dave, have been (and will continue to be!) good friends of Lemonade International. They even spent a year living in Guatemala City serving the people of La Limonada. Beth is currently […]

Fuego Volcano Eruption Update

June 4, 2018

With the volcano eruptions yesterday we have received some concerned inquiries about Guatemala, the safety of the staff there, and future trips. First and foremost, everyone on staff is safe. Thankfully, there is no team in Guatemala this week. The “Fuego” volcano that erupted yesterday is about 20 miles from Guatemala City.  Sadly at least 25 […]

In La Limonada as In Heaven: The Kingdom, the Power & the Glory

May 29, 2018

As we conclude our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven,” we invite you to pray with us recognizing that God is in control and to appeal to him to make his Glory known through the people of La Limonada. Read: Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part […]

In La Limonada as In Heaven: Deliver us from Evil

May 18, 2018

We continue our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven.” This week we reflect on the line “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” This week we invite you to pray with us that God would not only end violence, but give the […]

Introducing New Lemonade International Board Member: Kristin Lawrence

May 15, 2018

We are excited to introduce Kristin Lawrence as the newest member of the Board of Directors for Lemonade International. She comes to us as someone with a passion for La Limonada who is trained as a conflict coach, mediator and peacemaker trainer.  Read more about Kristin and take a minute to welcome her to the […]

In La Limonada as In Heaven: Forgive our Sins, as we Forgive Those who Sin Against us.

May 10, 2018

We continue our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven.” This week we reflect on the line “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” This week we invite you to pray with us that God would not only end violence, but give the […]

In La Limonada as In Heaven: Give us our Daily Bread

April 26, 2018

We continue our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven.” This week we reflect on the line “Give us this day our daily bread.” We invite you to pray with us this week that God would bring nourishment and sustenance to the community of La Limonada. Read: Introduction | […]

In La Limonada as it is in Heaven: Thy Kingdom Come

April 18, 2018

We continue our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven,” Read: Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6     Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done On earth, as it is in heaven. This begs the question: […]

In Limonada as it is in Heaven: Our Father

April 11, 2018

We continue our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven.”  Read: Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6     Our Father, in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.   God as loving father. In many places in the […]

In La Limonada as it is in Heaven: Introduction

April 4, 2018

We continue our blog series on the Lord’s Prayer called “In Limonada as it is in Heaven,” Read: Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6     During the month of April, we are inviting you to join us in praying for La Limonada the […]

Thanks, Katie Hoiland!

April 3, 2018

We want to share a deep and heartfelt “thank you” to Katie Høiland for giving her whole heart to Lemonade International, Vidas Plenas and the beautiful people of La Limonada over the last few years.  Earlier this year she made the decision to transition out of her role as our Director of Strategic Advancement and […]

Tita’s Visit to Taylor University and Forest Hill Church

April 3, 2018

Tita recently had the opportunity to speak at Taylor University Chapel (video above) as well as at on of our partner churches, Forest Hill Church.  At Forest Hill Church that Sunday morning, over 30+ kids were sponsored in the Toronja Academy! We encourage you to take a few minutes and watch the video above. Here, […]

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 and forevermore! Amen. Jude 24-25

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 align with the greatest needs of Vidas Plenas and to walk closely together in partnership, […]

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 have said “yes” to God’s call to work in one of Central America’s most notorious […]

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 those most in need in La Limonada experience transformation and live full lives in Jesus. […]

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 our future calling. For all of us, a teacher does more than just teach. A […]

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 engaged the children of Istrouma with Give Christmas in a new way! Join us in […]

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 THAN GUNS The children should have access to education to unlock the door out of […]

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 graduates, to ask him a few questions about the scholarship he received as part of […]

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 lights on so they could study. Sickness, depression, loss of loved ones, and other emotional […]

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, Vidas Plenas, to start the new year well. It enables children to begin their school […]

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 experienced the rare joy of a brand new gift purchased just for him! This year […]

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 cost of 439 pairs of shoes and school supply packs for all of the children […]

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 you to give a little donation to give big impact to children in La Limonada! […]

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, we hope you will think of those who don’t have quite as much. The children […]

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 the little children and welcomes them into his promises of abundant life. We stand behind […]

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)

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