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Religion
To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Locations
Guatemala, Haiti, United States of America
Causes
Poverty
We utilize volunteers to package a highly nutritious meal that is then distributed through food banks

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Religion, Education
We train church planters around the world.

Locations
Guatemala
Causes
Religion
It a new non profit organization with the goal to serve the Lord and his people in Guatemala. The organization will host groups or individual missionaries, and depends on their gifts they will be place in the right place with the right people to serve.
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Causes We Support

Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
Economy
Government
Health
Children/Youth
Poverty
Guatemala is one of the most poverty stricken countries in the Western Hemisphere.1 Approximately 75% of the country's rural population lives below the poverty line, and two-fifths of that population is classified as extremely poor.2 Income distribution is very unequal among different ethnic groups, and 80% of the country's indigenous people live below the poverty line compared to 50% of non-indigenous people.3

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1http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/frontlines/global-healthiraq/nutrition-and-family-planning-intersect-healthier
2-3 Ibid
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Guatemala News

Daily Caller 
When Donald Trump requested the resignations of US ambassadors, the embassy in Guatemala released an ominous message. Press received word that Todd Robinson would remain, since he was not a political appointee, and “nothing will change.”. See more..
Yahoo7 News 
Guatemala City (AFP) - Guatemala busted a ring of at least 15 customs agents, port workers and transport company workers on Friday accused of using falsified ... See more..
FOX43.com 
EAST LAMPETER TWP., Pa. - Workers at Living Stones Masonry on Pitney Road are raising money for the funeral costs of a Providence Township man shot to death earlier this week who worked at the shop. Hugo Hernandez-Garcia worked as a ... See more..
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Washington Post 
At least 40 girls died in a fire in the early hours of March 8 at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción orphanage which housed nearly 800 children in the municipality of San Jose Pinula, Guatemala. The grisly details of what happened are still not ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
Two teenage sisters fleeing Guatemala became so desperately lost trekking across the Texas desert that when they saw a U.S. Customs and Border Protection ... See more..
The Guardian 
The assaults in Guatemala City appeared to have been carried out by the Barrio 18 gang, one of two powerful gangs, a police spokesman in the capital said. Thirteen gang members were arrested and authorities seized weapons including a grenade launcher ... See more..
Port St. Joe Star 
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe spent a week building homes and providing meals for the poorest members of the local people. By MATT COMBSThe Port St. Joe Star | 850-229-7843@MattPSJStar | mcombs@starfl.com. In the central highlands of Guatemala, ... See more..
OCRegister 
GUATEMALA CITY – When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most. See more..
Amandala 
BELIZE CITY, Fri. Mar. 17, 2017–Almost a year ago, Guatemala's Ambassador to Belize, Manuel Estuardo Roldan Barillas, was called back to Guatemala for consultations, and although a diplomatic note was sent out roughly 2 weeks ago announcing his ... See more..
NBCNews.com 
ANTIGUA, Guatemala -- The smell of chocolate permeates the long narrow alleys and cobblestoned streets of Guatemala's ancient colonial capital. It wafts out behind the colored stucco walls of centuries-old buildings housing establishments with names ... See more..
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Geography

Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize
Area

Total 108,889 sq km
Land 107,159 sq km
Water 1,730 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands ;
Natural Resources

petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

numerous volcanoes in mountains, with occasional violent earthquakes; Caribbean coast extremely susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms

volcanism: significant volcanic activity in the Sierra Madre range; Santa Maria (elev. 3,772 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Pacaya (elev. 2,552 m), which erupted in May 2010 causing an ashfall on Guatemala City and prompting evacuations, is one of the country's most active volcanoes with frequent eruptions since 1965; other historically active volcanoes include Acatenango, Almolonga, Atitlan, Fuego, and Tacana significant volcanic activity in the Sierra Madre range; Santa Maria (elev. 3,772 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Pacaya (elev. 2,552 m), which erupted in May 2010 causing an ashfall on Guatemala City and prompting evacuations, is one of the country's most active volcanoes with frequent eruptions since 1965; other historically active volcanoes include Acatenango, Almolonga, Atitlan, Fuego, and Tacana ;
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation in the Peten rainforest; soil erosion; water pollution ;

Demographics

Nationality
Guatemalan
Population
14,373,472 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America with a GDP per capita roughly one-half that of the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. The agricultural sector accounts for 13% of GDP and 38% of the labor force; key agricultural exports include coffee, sugar, bananas, and vegetables. The 1996 peace accords, which ended 36 years of civil war, removed a major obstacle to foreign investment, and since then Guatemala has pursued important reforms and macroeconomic stabilization. The Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) entered into force in July 2006 spurring increased investment and diversification of exports, with ...See More the largest increases in ethanol and non-traditional agricultural exports. While CAFTA-DR has helped improve the investment climate, concerns over security, the lack of skilled workers and poor infrastructure continue to hamper foreign direct investment. The distribution of income remains highly unequal with the richest 20% of the population accounting for more than 51% of Guatemala's overall consumption. More than half of the population is below the national poverty line and 13% of the population lives in extreme poverty. Poverty among indigenous groups, which make up 38% of the population, averages 73% and extreme poverty rises to 28%. Nearly one-half of Guatemala's children under age five are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. Given Guatemala''s large expatriate community in the United States, it is the top remittance recipient in Central America, with inflows serving as a primary source of foreign income equivalent to nearly two-fifths of exports or one-tenth of GDP. Economic growth fell in 2009 as export demand from US and other Central American markets dropped and foreign investment slowed amid the global recession. The economy gradually recovered in 2010-12. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$79.97 billion (2012 est.); $77.64 billion (2011 est.); $74.55 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, corn, bananas, coffee, beans, cardamom; cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens
Industries

sugar, textiles and clothing, furniture, chemicals, petroleum, metals, rubber, tourism