Lemonade International Blog

Category: Church Groups

Featured Partner: Forest Hill Church

Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina has been an incredible partner and advocate for the people of La Limonada. Their thoughtful and passionate leadership has been an incredible encouragement to us. Jenny Schmitt, Director of Kids@FHC at Forest Hill’s Waxhaw campus, shares these thoughts. _ In early 2013, our church hosted a Justice Conference, where […]

Featured Partner: Istrouma Baptist Church

Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been an incredible partner, friend, and advocate for the community of La Limonada. They have had significant impact on the children and the community through Service Learning Trips, Child Sponsorship, and Give Christmas campaigns. They hosted Tita Evertsz last weekend at their Go Global missions conference. We […]

Featured Partner: Flipside Christian Church

Flipside Christian Church in Madera, California has been an incredible advocate, friend, and partner to the community of La Limonada. We asked Senior Pastor Karl Roth a few questions about how his church first met, fell in love with, and came to partner in such a significant way in the impact of the academies on […]

She Even Called Her Beautiful [Guest Post]

This post is written by Curtis Mulder, who was recently in La Limonada with a group from Ekklesia Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he is a pastor. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Rachel and two daughters, Kyra and Megan.  This morning at church, nine of us had a chance to share some […]

Featured Partner: Ekklesia – Church at Raleigh

I may be a little biased, because Ekklesia is the church community that my family and I are a part of here in Raleigh, NC, but it is a great group of people with amazing and generous hearts for the world. One of the things that caught our attention when we first began attending Ekklesia […]

The Journey Starts By Saying Yes [Guest Post]

This guest post is by Kim Ortiz, who recently visited La Limonada with a group from Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A lifelong Louisianan, Kim is a chemical engineer and is the proud owner of two miniature schnauzers. I spent the weeks before our trip to Guatemala praying that the Lord would allow […]

Short-Term Groups: Open Dates for 2014

Though it may seem that 2014 is still a long way away, the truth is it’ll be here before we know it. Even as the holiday season approaches and we reflect back on the ways God has blessed us in 2013, we anticipate all that is to come in the new year. And once again, […]

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Group Schedule For 2010

The group schedule is shaping up for 2010. We are very excited about each of the groups who will be traveling to Guatemala to spend at least a week in La Limonada! We have already hosted a medical/dental team from Pennsylvania and a dental/construction team from North Carolina so far this year. Our groups range […]

Con Gratitud Para Iglesia Bautista Camino al Cielo

We want to express our gratitude to the people of Iglesia Bautista Camino al Cielo in Chino, California for their generosity. The church community, just outside of Los Angeles, collected an offering in recent weeks to go toward our ‘Gifts Of Hope” Christmas 2009 project. The church raised $5,500 for the project that will provide […]

Lifepointe – Raleigh, NC

Last week I had the privilege of leading a team of 11 people from Lifepointe Church here in Raleigh, NC to Guatemala to serve the children and families of La Limonada. It was the culmination of about three months of planning, meetings, getting to know each other and praying together. The focus of the team’s […]

The finished project

Wow, talk about transformation! What started as an all white room in the beginning of the week has now become a forest of many colors. Susan, Rob and the team from Ohio did such an amazing job! I wish the video and pictures did justice to the beauty they created with their gift of art. […]

The start of something beautiful

There is an amazing artist couple here this week from Ohio, who are using their gifts and talents to paint a mural in one of the classrooms at Mandarina. This is day one… Check back next week for the completed project!

River of Life – Baltimore, MD

Thanks to a connection through one of our board members, Bob Buse, four ladies from River Of Life Christian Center in Baltimore, MD spent the week serving in La Limonada. For each of them, it was their first opportunity to serve internationally. They took time to visit families in their homes and to pray for […]

Rivers Crossing – Kings Mills, OH (Part 2)

The other day we provided you with a link to the day to day recap from the time the Rivers Crossing group spent in La Limonada. We wanted to follow up with a few more photos… and with a big “THANK YOU” from us and from our team in Guatemala! Our team there had nothing […]

Celebrate Recovery Team

A couple weeks ago, an incredible team from Amistad Foundation and Fellowship Bible Church in northwest Arkansas was with us for more training in Celebrate Recovery. Here’s an excerpt from an email that Rodney, the leader, sent home to supporters back in the states… What an amazing day in Guatemala! We started our day with […]

Rivers Crossing – Kings Mills, OH (Part 1)

Much more on this to come… but here is a link to the recap from Rivers Crossing and their time in La Limonada this past week: Rivers Crossing – Guatemala Recap Our team in Guatemala was so encouraged by your love, your humility and your service among the people of La Limonada!

Singing With The Kids in La Limonada – Lifepointe from Raleigh, NC

BridgePoint Church – Houston, TX

This past Saturday a team of 13 from Bridgepoint Church in Houston, TX wrapped up seven incredible days here in Guatemala. It’s hard to put into words how much it means to the teachers, the children, and the Lemonade Team that there are those who are willing to sacrifice their time, finances, and resources and […]

Tree of Life Church – Harrisburg, PA

We had the privilege of spending a couple days last week with Tree of Life Church from Harrisburg, PA. It was a busy but wonderful time filled with bowling, new t-shirts for the kids from Esculeita Mandarina, and home visits in the community. The kids had so much fun bowling, and they looked so great […]

Team From Carterville

As Leah sharred recently, a team from Carterville Christian Church in Joplin, MO spent last week in La Limonada and were a huge help to the children, families, teachers and the La Limonada community. They purchased almost $2,000 worth of tools needed for the renovations happening at Escuelita Mandarina and work boots for the workers; […]

LI and Lifepointe – Report From Our Time in La Limonada

Last week, Donnie and I joined up with five people from Lifepointe Church here in Raleigh, NC to spend the week serving in La Limonada. It was an incredible time as it always is for us in La Limonada! That place has become like a second home for us. We were able to deliver gifts […]

LI and LifePointe Unite in La Limonada

It has been an incredible week so far here in Guatemala as Bill and Donnie from Lemonade International and a group from Lifepointe Church in Raleigh, NC have united to converge on La Limonada. We have had the opportunity to see the new school building for the first time. We’ve visited with teachers we have […]

Lemonade International @ Lifepointe Church in Raleigh

We have established an awesome partnership with Lifepointe Church here in Raleigh, NC. Donnie Williams and the whole staff have been incredibly supportive in giving us an opportunity to share our work with the church community. We were with them last Sunday and will be there again the first two Sundays of January. They have […]

The Edge – Atco, NJ

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be with the The Edge in Atco, NJ – where my childhood friend, Dennt Sant, is the pastor. What a great group of people… with a heart for their community and for the world. So far, three more children were sponsored from our time together… and our […]

Two NH Churches

This past weekend we had the privilege of sharing about the work of LI at two churches in the Manchester, NH area. On Sunday morning we were at Goffstown Harvest (where Cherie’s parents attend) and on Sunday Night we were at Pulse – the young adult church that is part of Shiloh (where Cherie’s sister […]

Valley Church

While in the Allentown, PA area (where I spent 12 years as a youth pastor and associate pastor) for a wedding this past weekend, Donnie and I were invited to share the work of Lemonade International with the people of Valley Church. Eric, Craig and the people there great! It ended up being a reunion […]

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