-Julie Jacquez, Guatemala Missions Coordinator
e3kids international engages in several capacities in Guatemala: supporting mission trips, distributing food bags and hygiene kits, and healing through pop-up medical clinics.
We partner with Hope of Life International, a ministry located in Zacapa, Guatemala. Our team works alongside the long-term missionaries. Our teams offer relief assistance to children and their families who were previously rescued and cared for at the Hope of Life Campus. Establishing ground support and constantly assessing needs is part of our mission -- equipping and empowering Guatemalans to reach the vision that God has placed on their hearts.
Hope of Life supports children who have been abandoned, forgotten, or orphaned.
Safe Haven Village is a small community on the Hope of Life campus that cares for some of these children. Through the dedicated sacrifice and support of carefully selected American families, we help these children to thrive though the care of houseparents who are committed to their successful growth -- both physically and spiritually.
We deliver food bags and hygiene kits, along with providing hygiene education and pop-up medical clinics to nearby impoverished villages. To maintain our promises, we routinely check-in on the families we support to foster a healthy and open relationship between the missionaries and community members.
Our team focuses on coming alongside the long-term missionaries with which we have built relationships. The objective is to offer relief assistance to children and their families who were previously rescued and cared for at the Hope of Life Campus.
Our desire is to come alongside the long term missionaries on the ground to equip and empower them to reach the vision that God has placed on their hearts. We deliver food bags and hygiene kits along with providing hygiene education to impoverished villages. Routinely checking in on these families maintains the relationship between the missionaries and community members.
Short term goals for 2019
Just $15 provides an individual hygiene kit which contains toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, band aids, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, nail clippers, a razor, shaving cream, and feminine products. These hygiene kits help to emphasize the importance of hygiene practices, which is a major step to preventing diseases and illnesses.
The food bags contain corn, beans, rice, cereal, sugar and enzyme packets. The food bags help to provide another source of nutrition to these impoverished areas. $25 provides a food bag for a needy family.
While on our mission trips, we continue to provide hygiene kits and food bags to families in an extremely impoverished village.
A team of volunteers, including doctors from America and Guatemala, run a biannual medical clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to provide preventative medications and treatments for the needs of people in a rural steep village of southeastern Guatemala. Through the medical clinic, we provide hygiene education and information on proper nutrition.
The team believes that offering life sustaining medical treatment to the suffering will open the door for our team to share the gospel and the message of hope.