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Wrapping up the year with gifts of hope for La Limonada

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 […]

A Christmas Message from Tita

I am a survivor of abuse. Because of that, there are certain dates on the calendar that I can no longer enjoy in the same way. Although I have been healed and liberated by Jesus Christ, I still look at some things differently. And as someone who has shared my life with the poor for […]

Christmas in Guatemala

Posadas or Processions Many aspects of Guatemalan culture and customs are closely tied to the Roman Catholic Church, which has had a presence in the region for centuries. Beginning in the week leading up to Christmas Eve, processions are made on city streets with statues symbolizing the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth all […]

This #GivingTuesday, Give Vitamins For Healthy Hearts

Today is #GivingTuesday, part of a global movement that provides an alternative to simply being swallowed up in our desires for more and more stuff – a very real temptation this time of year. It’s a way of celebrating the great tradition of generosity, while letting your friends and family know how they can also […]

A Christmas Message from Tita

I’m closing my eyes and thinking about what to tell each of you who, through prayer or financial support, are part of this work—this divine mission from God with the beautiful people of La Limonada. I can see your faces and a smile emerges from the depths of my being. I think it makes our […]

And He Will Be Called Prince of Peace [Advent Guest Post]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of guest bloggers to reflect on the different names given to the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6. As we move towards Christmas, we invite you to reflect with us on the earth-shaking implications of each name, both for ourselves […]

Invest in a Hope-Filled New School Year

The academies in La Limonada offer a safe haven of hope, where children are given an alternative to the streets where their greatest physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed by deeply committed, passionate teachers. Students will head back to school in January after their Christmas break. Children and classrooms will need basic supplies, including […]

And He Will Be Called Mighty God [Advent Guest Post]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of guest bloggers to reflect on the different names given to the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6. As we move towards Christmas, we invite you to reflect with us on the earth-shaking implications of each name, both for ourselves […]

And He Will Be Called Wonderful Counselor [Advent Guest Post]

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus, we have invited a series of guest bloggers to reflect on the different names given to the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6. As we move towards Christmas, we invite you to reflect with us on the earth-shaking implications of each name, both for ourselves […]

By the Community, For the Community [Guest Post]

Today’s guest post is by Brooke Fontoura, blog manager of the The Root Collective. Today is Small Business Saturday. A day designed to highlight not the big box stores and shopping malls famous for their Black Friday sales, but the local businesses who are helping to provide jobs for their communities. Like Otto, dear friend and master […]

Give in Honor of a Loved One

  What could make Christmas more meaningful than to honor your loved ones with a gift that spreads hope and has life-changing impact on the children and families in La Limonada? After giving a donation to Give Christmas, a beautiful card is available for you to personally customize and deliver to friends and family members this […]

Give the Gift of Hope This Year

Every year, the holiday season is a time of preparation, reflection, and celebration. We gather with friends and family, bake cookies, put up festive decorations, and savor all we are grateful during the year. And the joy of the season swells and overflows when we choose to extend our abundance with the vulnerable. Give Christmas […]

4 Days Left For Year-End Giving

With four days left, the Give Christmas campaign is already 75% funded! We are still in need of gifts of any amount to provide nutritious meals to the children in our academies. You still have until midnight on December 31 to help us reach our year-end fundraising goal of $30,000 for healthy meals. In addition to […]

Honor Teachers This Christmas

All of us have had teachers who made a difference in our lives. We can point back to their special concern and commitment to our success as pivotal factors in shaping who we have become. Whether through a single word of encouragement or a pattern of faithful support, teachers have the power to change students’ […]

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