Providing Good News for Children in Guatemala

In December of 2020, the people of Calvary Church of Santa Ana partnered together with Compassion Int’l to sponsor over 100 children from San Martín Jilotepeque.

This small town with a population of 10,812 is located 40 miles from Guatemala City. The average family earns $125 a month and struggles to provide basic necessities for day to day life. Unemployment, addiction, and crime are realities facing this city each day. Families in the forested city of San Martín live in small houses made of cement floors, brick walls, and tin roofs.

Sponsoring a child in San Martín is a game-changer for the child and the family. A child sponsorship allows for the staff of “Ninos para Christo Student Center” to provide meals, Bible teaching, birthday celebrations, sports, and educational resources to the kids of the community.

The hope is to take a team of sponsors from Calvary down to Guatemala in 2022! There are still more opportunities to get involved with more children who need to be sponsored. Discover ways you can get involved by visiting