Lemonade International Blog

Category: Advocates

Lend Your Voice This Christmas

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 […]

How a Cup of Lemonade Can Make a Difference in the World [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is written by Andrea Goslee, Director of River Kids at Rivers Crossing Community Church. We’re grateful for her passion and commitment to children from Ohio to La Limonada! And our special thanks to Ashley Johnson for all of the photos. – When I think of summer and kids, three things come to […]

Eat Like a Guatemalan – Mirna’s Recipe for Rosa De Jamaica

We have shared several of the recipes enjoyed by our service learning groups during their stay at the Lemonade Guest House – Traditional Pepián de Pollo, Pollo Con Crema, and Salsa Verde. Those who come to serve, learn, and build relationships in La Limonada also have the opportunity to taste the unique flavors and experience […]

Haircuts and Coffee for La Limonada

At Lemonade International, we believe in the power of relationship. This is perhaps seen most clearly in the academies, where teachers and psychologists build relationships of trust with the children in their care – children whose life experiences have given them lots of reasons to distrust others. But relationships are also what make our supporters […]

For Me, This Is Only The Beginning [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is written by Ashley Johnson, a child sponsor, member of partner church Rivers Crossing Community Church, service learning group member, and advocate for the people of La Limonada. – I have felt a call from God for a while now to empower the marginalized; to help give them the tools they need […]

Spread the Word This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with La Limonada, a community dominated by deep poverty, gang culture, and violence. Our goal is to raise $80,000 this Christmas. These essential funds represent practical gifts that equip the children, youth, and […]

Eat Like a Guatemalan – Mirna’s Recipe for Salsa Verde

Earlier this year, we shared a recipe for the traditional Guatemalan dish, Pepián de Pollo, which is enjoyed by our service learning groups during their stay at the Lemonade House. Those who come to serve, learn, and build relationships in the impoverished community of La Limonada also have the opportunity to taste the unique flavors […]

Lent for La Limonada [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is written by Lindsay Stevenson, a faithful child sponsor and supporter of Lemonade International. She and her husband Luke have visited La Limonda with their church, Ekklesia in Raleigh, North Carolina. She blogs regularly at Little House Big World. If you’re a parent, you likely find yourself in the thick of daily […]

Eat Like a Guatemalan – Mirna’s Recipe for Traditional Pepián de Pollo

When service learning groups visit Guatemala, they stay in the Lemonade House where Mirna prepares traditional meals each evening. While there is great need in Guatemala, there is also incredible beauty, with warm and deeply hospitable people! Tasting authentic Guatemalan dishes can be an important part of learning, participating, and appreciating this delightful culture. The […]

Lend Your Voice to Give Christmas

Give Christmas 2014 is an opportunity to fill the holiday season with hope by providing practical gifts for students, scholars, and teachers in our academies—all in an effort to ensure opportunities for the future leaders of La Limonada to escape the cycle of poverty and injustice. Our goal is to raise $90,000 to provide essential […]

Multiplying Impact Through Workplace Giving

Workplace giving programs can be an incredible way for a group of people to work together to multiply the impact of their generous donations. Last year, American employees donated $4 billion dollars to charities through workplace giving programs alone. Matching Gifts Matching gifts are company-donated contributions that match the contributions made by employees—sometimes on a […]

Quilt Lemonade [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post comes from Valerie Luberecki, the founder of Quilt Lemonade, a charity quilt drive benefitting the La Limonada community. She also blogs at betweenquilts.blogspot.com. I first became aware of Lemonade International shortly after my husband and I completed our adoption process and brought our son home from Guatemala. We met Bill and Cherie […]

Advocate Spotlight: Gadiel Avalos

Note: This is the first of what will become a series of posts highlighting some of the amazing people who volunteer their time and lend their voices as advocates for the work we support in La Limonada. Today we want to introduce you to Gadiel, a 22-year-old student of communications at Mariano Gálvez University in […]

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