Tag: Vulnerable Children
What will their future be? The time to help is now. (Photo by Tita Evertsz)
Prevention. Intervention. On time. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
“Then Jesus took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.” Mark 10:16 (Photo by Scott Bennett)
Guatemala is one of the hardest places in the world to be a child. Nearly 20% of the population is living in extreme poverty, just like in La Limonada. An estimated four in 10 children are experiencing sexual abuse right now. For each case that is reported, it is estimated that seven go unreported. These […]
Every single day in La Limonada, we witness miracles. The miracle of 45 team members walking into a “Red Zone” community – known to be a place of violence and fear – with a sense of calling and love for the people. The miracle of walking with people who have no one else. But they […]
Happy 4th of July and launch week of the 4th academy in La Limonada! As you celebrate “liberty and justice for all” today, we hope you will also celebrate the justice you’ve helped extend to the children and families in the “15 de Agosto” neighborhood of La Limonada. Yesterday, 38 children were welcomed for the […]
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 […]
Sponsorship impacts the lives of children, families, and the entire community of La Limonada. Here are 5 ways child sponsorship with Lemonade International is unique: It addresses the unique needs of children in La Limonada in appropriate ways. This is not a program easily plopped down in another context. It is deeply relational and specifically targeted […]
Child sponsorship is making a 180-degree difference in the lives of vulnerable children in La Limonada! How can I make a difference?
Gratitude is contagious. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
At the academies, boys and girls discover their value and worth as children of a God who knows and loves them. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
A stark contrast to the tense streets and dark homes where kids grow up fast, the academies are filled with hope, laughter, and a lot of fun!
Vulnerable children are receiving a vitamin every day in the academies.
So that children and families in La Limonada enjoy full lives with dignity, justice, and hope.
You have given so many in La Limonada a reason to smile. (Photo by Scott Bennett)
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 […]
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (Photo by Silent Images)
“Art is communication.” ― Madeleine L’Engle Trauma suppresses a child’s words and ability to express their emotions. Art changes that. (Photo by Lizza Majus)
Join us in praying this prayer of Mother Teresa for the most vulnerable in La Limonada: “Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and Joy. […]
Join the children in beginning this new school year with childlike wonder, anticipation, and joy! (Photo by Silent Images)
Another school year officially began today! The children of La Limonada were welcomed back into their bright and cheerfully painted academies for a new school year, which runs from January through October. The teachers each decorated their classrooms in a special way to welcome their students. Instead of jumping directly into normal classes, the students […]
We want this little girl to grow up knowing she is a valued child of God. Next week, the doors of the academies will open for another great year of spiritual, emotional, and physical impact! Thank you to all our sponsors and generous supporters who share our desire for each child in La Limonada and […]
We love to see children walking to school with a big smile on their face. A little generosity translates into so much justice and joy! (Photo by Silent Images)
Vero is a teacher in the classroom for three to five year olds at the Lima academy. All who know her have seen what an incredible blessing she is to her students and their families. Her passion, enthusiasm, creativity, and faith have had an incredible impact. And we trust her daily faithfulness and wholehearted service […]
What will their futures be? (Photo by Silent Images)
It is not right for a child to grow up more familiar with the sight of bullet holes and guns than crayons and notebooks. It is not right for a child to have doors to the future constantly slammed shut. Most families in La Limonada cannot afford the school supplies needed to begin the new […]
You believe an essential part of celebrating this season is to extend hope, justice, love, and JOY to vulnerable children in Guatemala. You believe the children in La Limonada should know their lives matter to you and should experience HOLISTIC restoration, transformation, and hope. You believe giving justice increases ABIDING JOY in La Limonada and […]
It is not right for a child to be kept home from school simply because they do not have the school uniform they need. It is not right for a child to climb the narrow paths out of the ravine-turned-slum with improper shoes. It is not right. It is not just. When you give a […]
Addressing chronic hunger and immediate health needs are crucial ways of preparing boys and girls to thrive as the future leaders of their community. (Photo by Silent Images)
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 […]
In two days, we in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving. We will share meals in the company of loved ones as we celebrate God’s lavish generosity to us. And because we have freely received, we are invited to freely give. So when we pause to give thanks for the many ways God has blessed […]
Children have the basic need to be protected, nurtured, and equipped for their future. (Photo by Silent Images)
By age 7, the reality of poverty begins to sink in and children succumb to the temptations of gang life. The time to intervene is right now. (Photo by Silent Images)
After visiting La Limonada, a Service Learning Trip member from Christ Church Anglican in Phoenix, Arizona, was struck by the fact that she had seen no toys during her time with the children. When she shared this at church one Sunday morning, Clay and Marcia Landwehr were in attendance. “It was heart-wrenching to hear,” Marcia said. […]
Living in poverty does not determine your value to God or to us. (Photo by Tita Evertsz)
You’ve given the children of La Limonada so many reasons to smile today! #WorldSmileDay (Photo by Tita Evertsz)
Sign up to receive exclusive stories and updates from the field in Guatemala!