Lemonade International Blog

Category: Reflection

As the Father As Sent Me [Guest Post]

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 locked away because they were afraid of the religious leaders. Suddenly, Jesus comes to them […]

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

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 of La Limonada. It is an honor to see the impact through the lense of […]

Presence, Gratitude, and Abiding Joy

I visited a young mother of two small children who is full of life and strong character. Always sincere, she desires to excel and be a good wife and mother of a three and five year old. Upon entering the house, I saw a handkerchief covering her head and highlighting her beautiful face even more. […]

Turning the Tide of Injustice

The civil rights movement had some brilliant leaders. In the face of widespread injustice and systemic racism, it may have made sense to focus their efforts on calling for an end to the overall dehumanization of African American citizens. But they didn’t do that. They recognized that “dehumanization” was too abstract of a concept, and […]

Of Drops and Ripples in La Limonada

Today’s guest post was written by Dr. Drew Moser, an adoptive dad of a Guatemalan-born daughter and Dean of Experiential Learning at Taylor University in Upland, IN. He was part of a service-learning trip to La Limonada in April 2016. _ The two young men listlessly, slowly looked at each other. “N”* quietly muttered, “No […]

They Call her Mother Teresa

“Tita is the Mother Teresa of Guatemala.” Said with such passion, conviction, and awe about the founder of the ministry in La Limonada, my friend expressed what many of us have felt during a Service Learning Trip. That’s because 20 years ago Tita Evertsz walked into a place that felt “untouchable” just like Mother Teresa […]

Motherhood and the Miracle of Life

  We had been anticipating the news to come any day. A text from our friends here in Phoenix, letting us know she had gone to the hospital to have her baby. We waited with anticipation as labor continued and were given the invitation to the hospital we were hoping for. With freshly cut roses […]

A Love That Stays [Advent Series]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of bloggers to reflect on hope, peace, joy, and love. We invite you to reflect with us on the implications of what Jesus did on our behalf and on behalf of the people of La Limonada. During […]

Joy [Advent Series]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of bloggers to reflect on hope, peace, joy, and love. We invite you to reflect with us on the implications of what Jesus did on our behalf and on behalf of the people of La Limonada. During […]

Peace [Advent Series]

  This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of bloggers to reflect on hope, peace, joy, and love. We invite you to reflect with us on the implications of what Jesus did on our behalf and on behalf of the people of La Limonada. […]

Passion For God’s Presence [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is by Adam Ormord, who recently completed his Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. He visited Guatemala with his cohort, where he had the opportunity to meet Tita and hear about La Limonada. He blogs regularly at Listen Softer. _ “Now as […]

I Like Tigers Too [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is from Aixa de López, a friend of Lemonade International 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 www.aixadelopez.org. Today’s guest post is a beautiful reflection on God’s heart for the poor and […]

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