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What does a desperate child do while he waits for a sponsor? He thanks God for your “shelter” gift, providing a place of refuge from abuse, poverty, malnutrition, exploitation ¬– even war. We’re doing our best to find sponsors…in the meantime you can help us start them on the road to bright futures while they wait!

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Guatemala

Kids Alive in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country that struggles with deep poverty and tragic social issues. Kids Alive staff and missionaries are making a difference in the lives of hopeless kids through intensive ministry to victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect.

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Call the Locksmith!!

By Meaghen Burge | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just have to share my most recent adventure in replacing the lock on the apartment door with you all… it’s a long story… but it’s a good one (grab a snack and read away..) I’ve become accustomed to living a FAR LESS streamlined life in Guatemala, so when my key broke off INSIDE the lock of the apartment door yesterday I expected there to be a few twists and turns in getting the lock replaced… but the adventure was a bit more exciting than I expected. Let me set the stage by saying that the door to the apartment is a testimony to security. There is no knob, just a lock welded into a metal door that would be difficult … Read more

Unexpected Rain Showers…

By Meaghen Burge | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rainy season in Guatemala is typically from May to October and it RARELY (if ever) rains outside of that time frame. However, for the past few weeks we’ve been having rain showers EVERY afternoon … and my sneaking suspicion is that this means rainy season will LAST ALL YEAR this year?!! If it’s already started in February… surely not… maybe?!! In a similar way I have been experiencing a number of unexpected rain showers in the beginning of my second year here at Fuente de Esperanza. I won’t lie… it’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster being the ONLY English speaking person in the village. I CRAVE conversation in English and to be able to FULLY express my emotions … Read more

In Over My Head…

By Meaghen Burge | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“And You crash over me… and I’ve lost control but I’m free… I’m going under… I’m in over my head… And You crash over me… and that’s where You want me to be… I’m going under… I’m in over my head… Whether I sink… whether I swim… it makes no difference when I’m beautifully in over my head.” As you may know, I returned to the States for a two-month furlough on November 8th to visit friends, family, and raise funds. I will be returning to Guatemala on January 4th to start the coming school year at Fuente de Esperanza. My time in the States has been OVERWHELMINGLY good. God has brought me to the point of weeping simply from … Read more

Kids Alive Projects in Guatemala

Mountains

Coast

  • Juniper Tree Children's Home >>
  • Manchay Oasis School and Care Center >>

Jungle

  • Mission TEC Care Center >>
  • Keeping Familes Together Peru >>
  • Friends of Peru Home and Care Center >>

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  • Provide funding for current Guatemala needs and initiatives

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Doug & Sara Johnson

Doug and Sara Johnson began their ministry with Kids Alive International in 2000 when Doug volunteered his construction skills to help with an expansion of the U.S. office. A year later, the entire family was heading to Guatemala to serve as long-term missionaries. Doug now heads up the construction-maintenance of the children’s homes and other facilities while Sara helps in the intern and sponsorship areas. Graduating with a Christian Education major from Moody Bible Institute, Doug previously provided construction supervision to Helps International Ministries. Sara also attended Moody Bible, is a Licensed Practical Nurse, and worked as a crisis pregnancy counselor. Doug and Sara have five children: Scott, Emily, Bryan, Neal, and Jared. For fun Doug likes to do Sudoku … Read more

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