Lemonade International Blog

Tag: Poverty

Photo of the Week

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?

Tackling Hunger and Malnutrition in La Limonada

Tomorrow is World Food Day, a day dedicated to the global movement against hunger. Advocates who believe access to food is a basic human right raise awareness and commit to action against malnutrition and hunger among the most vulnerable around the world. In Guatemala, chronic malnutrition is a major concern. According to the World Food […]

Prevention and Rescue

Lemonade International shares the vision of our Guatemalan partner organization, Vidas Plenas, to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and injustice in La Limonada through gospel-centered education, gang prevention, and community relief so those most in need can live full lives and experience transformation. Broken families, abuse, drugs, and peer pressure begin drawing the children […]

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 […]

Photo of the Week

La Limonada is a place filled with beautiful people who have not had the same opportunities we have in life. But even with lack of nutrition, sleep, and basic comforts, they do what they can. Even during rainy season, they climb the steep paths in and out of the community each and every day. (Photo […]

Presence in Pain

Names have been changed to protect the family. The prayer walk comes to a halt. They have reached the place where blood was spilled days before. Life was taken at the hands of frustrated teenagers with guns in their hands and retaliation in their hearts. Prayers spill out as the group cries, “Lord, end this […]

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 […]

Photo of the Week

Being present with the people of La Limonada is a tangible embodiment of Christ’s love. (Photo by Silent Images)

Last Day to Tackle Urgent Needs in La Limonada

Today is the FINAL DAY of our Spring Forward campaign to tackle urgent needs in La Limonada! Thank you for listening, loving, and remembering the stories of “the least of these” who are right now facing urgent needs in the midst of extreme poverty and marginalization. As in the story of the young mother, your […]

Walking in a Young Mother’s Shoes

You find out you are pregnant. Another mouth to feed. How can you possibly care for another child? Then the child is born. You are taken aback. What is wrong with the baby? “Lymphoma,” the doctor diagnoses at the public hospital. “She will not survive.” Flooded with patients, the doctor barely has the time to […]

Photo of the Week

Our community nurse Janina cares for spiritual and emotional needs, in addition to the physical needs of the vulnerable in La Limonada. (Photo by Silent Images)

Tackle Urgent Needs in La Limonada

Tackle Urgent Needs Urgent, unexpected needs emerge every day from homes of corrugated metal, plastic sheets, and cement in the slum community of La Limonada. Families already struggling to survive another day face sudden illness, fire, unaffordable medicine, funeral expenses, or simply bus fare to get to the hospital. The Community Relief Fund enables the […]

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 […]

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