The Church sponsors an orphanage in Lemoa Guatemala.
The name of the orphanage is "Hogar del Nino". Sponsored by "Samaritan Hands" a tax exempt US Corporation provides all financial support and sponsors teams who travel there several times a year to construct, remodel and do maintenance.
There is a website http://www.samaritanhands.org/hogar/ where pictures and stories of the children can be found.
The "hogar" is designed to accommodate about 26 children, has a full time staff including tutors, cooks caretakers etc. The children all attend school and are taught English as a second language. Those that are adoptable are placed both in the United States and in Guatemala. We have placed about 25 children with families in the United States.
While the Hogar is a major project we also have constructed a clinic, two churches and several homes.
Each team that travels to Guatemala consists of a construction team which does work on the orphanage and does other construction projects; a bible school team who conducts bible school in local schools and communities (about 1,000 children per week); and a medical team which staffs the clinic, cares for the children at the Hogar and conducts clinics in neighboring villages.
Another project is working with the local Bomberos (Fireman and Paramedics). I facilitate the rent for their building, bring about 2-3 each year to the US for training, take training to them in Guatemala and we have sent them a Ford Bronco and two ambulances.
The Church also supports an annual project which provides a years supply of milk to every family in Lemoa. This project is administered by Mark Ely, one of the supporters of Samaritan Hands and travels to the orphanage leading a team from Denver, CO.