Lemonade International Blog

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Join us by giving in the final days of 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. […]

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We want to fill these children with a love of learning! (Photo by Silent Images)

Celebrate the 2017 Scholar Graduates!

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 […]

From Sponsored Child to Teacher

Walking into the 4- and 5-year-old classroom in the Limon academy, it is clear these children have a truly special teacher. While new to teaching, Abby was made for the role. Her eyes sparkle and her smile exudes passion and love for the children. It fills up the entire room! As she calls the class […]

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Education can stop a bullet. Scholarships are a powerful way to nurture dreams and encourage an alternative to gang life. (Photo by Silent Images)

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Last January, the children in the academies each received a new pair of shoes because of the generous donations to Give Christmas 2015. These weren’t just any shoes. They were quality, handmade shoes made right there in their community by Otto. Ready for the school year, they experienced the rare joy of a brand new […]

Expanding minds in La Limonada – International Literacy Day

Today we celebrate International Literacy Day, a day dedicated to the celebration of efforts and progress made to provide every child and adult the opportunity to read, learn, and thrive. Recognizing literacy as key to accessing health, education, income, and opportunity, UNESCO defends it as a basic human right. In the academies, we want the […]

Jeffrey’s Return

FaceTime buzzed on my computer. It was time for my interview with one of our youth volunteers in La Limonada. Lizza and Lucia appeared on the screen, along with a 15-year-old named Jeffrey. They were sitting in a classroom inside the Limon academy just after breakfast. A little shy, as most teenage boys are, Jeffrey’s […]

Announcing: Moving Into A New Neighborhood

We are thrilled to announce the launch the fourth academy in La Limonada! In keeping with the joyful and hopeful theme of the different fruits the first three academies are named for, the name of the fourth academy will be Toronja, which translates to grapefruit. A new academy means the opportunity to expand our ministry […]

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Imaginations are stirred and outlooks are expanded as children learn to read, write, and reason. Education is essential for unlocking potential in boys and girls living in the heart of the largest urban slum in Guatemala City. (Photo by Rebecca Gant)

Value of the Month in the Academies

Children growing up in La Limonada face unique challenges and pressures, constantly navigating the negative influences of gang-ridden streets. Our teachers welcome them into one of the three academies to develop them into flourishing adults, ready and equipped to act as the future leaders of their community, while leading full lives in Jesus. One important […]

Still Time to Invest in Pathways to Peace

With only three days left in 2015, we are 80% of the way to our goal of $80,000 to provide children and families with opportunities to escape cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in the coming year.  In addition to meeting tangible needs at the beginning of a new school year, your 2015 tax-deductible donation […]

Give Teachers Wages This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with the teachers who invest in the children. We have a vision to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in La Limonada through gospel-centered education and gang prevention. We want to […]

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We believe in investing in the children of La Limonada during their most vulnerable years. By the age of 7, many are struck by the reality of the deep poverty, prejudice, and lack of opportunities for a future. Will you join us in walking with them towards full lives in Jesus?

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This little guy received a pack of school supplies last year to continue his education. School supplies like these can be tools for peace. (Photo by Silent Images)

Give School Supplies This Christmas

Give Christmas is an opportunity to come together to work for the peace on earth that Jesus came to bring – starting with basic supplies needed for the new school year. Children in La Limonada attend overcrowded and underfunded public schools for only half a day – if they have the necessary shoes and supplies, […]

A Pathway to Peace in La Limonada This Christmas

Give Christmas begins today! This is our 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. Over the next six weeks, our goal is to raise $80,000. These essential funds will provide practical gifts […]

October Value of the Month

The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community. One important […]

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Children who attend the academies receive love, discipline, and discipleship. They learn to think and apply the principles they are taught. (Photo by Silent Images)

September Value of the Month

The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community. One important […]

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As your children go back to school, what are your hopes and prayers for them? For good teachers? For them to study and do well? For them to make good friends? Whatever they are, will you extend those prayers to the sponsored children in our three academies? (Photo by Silent Images)  

August Value of the Month

The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community. One important […]

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Children receive essential help on their homework from loving teachers in the Academies. (Photo by Silent Images)

July Value of the Month

The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community. One important […]

June Value of the Month

The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community. One important […]

May Value of the Month

The academies are more than a safe haven for the children in La Limonada. While we believe it is important to provide a beautiful alternative to the negative influences of gang-ridden streets, we also want to develop the children into flourishing young adults, poised to be the future leaders of a peace-filled community. One important […]

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Yoli Prado facilitates scholarships so youth in La Limonada can receive a quality education from seventh grade to graduation. Education is giving hope! (Photo by Rebecca Gant)

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Today is World Day of #SocialJustice. “The poor need the motivation, the incentives, the skills, the education so they can help themselves.” – John M. Perkins    

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Education is a powerful tool to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in La Limonada. (Photo by Silent Images)

A New School Year Begins

This week, the children of La Limonada returned to the academies filled with excitement and joy for a new school year. Registration took place last week and classes filled up quickly. 98 children were registered in the Limon Academy, 63 in the Mandarina Academy, and 40 in the new Lima Academy — for a total […]

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