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Support the campaign with a handcrafted mug or band. 50% of every purchase will fund the building of an orphanage for Little Lambs International. Raise awareness at home and on the go!
About the campaign
Guatemala is known for its spectacular scenery, impressive Mayan ruins, and gripping history. It’s known for the hospitality of its people, and the friendly, laid-back culture. Unfortunately, it’s also known for having the highest poverty rate in Central America, a high rate of crime, and a very large number of abandoned, abused, and orphaned children. There are an estimated 370,000 orphans in Guatemala. An undocumented number of other children live with violence, abuse, or are abandoned by parents who can’t afford to care for them.
Little Lambs International of Guatemala was founded with a prayer and a vision: to give a home to the lost children of Guatemala. Not just any home, but a home with a mother and a father, a home with grandparents, and a home overflowing with the love of Jesus!
Catch the Little Lambs vision: Imagine this land transformed. Imagine with us twenty houses built here, each home to ten children cared for by an adopted mother and a father. Imagine a church and a school built nearby. Imagine a senior’s home where the kids can visit their adopted grandparents. Imagine a mission house built on the small rise overlooking the land, to serve as home for teams that come to help in the orphanage, or minister in the surrounding villages. Can you imagine?
The first building of the Little Lambs compound was completed in 2016 and is now functioning as a home for children, as well as a base for teams of volunteers who have joined the Little Lambs vision. In the coming years we will be working on phase 2, the community where we will build houses for families, a school, a medical clinic, ball fields and everything a child needs to grow up in a safe, healthy, and loving environment.
Little Lambs International is a Christian 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to serve and empower orphaned children worldwide, through the love of Jesus Christ. We will do that by encouraging, enabling and teaching them to reach their full potential, giving them knowledge, skills, and confidence to become contributing members of society, and leaders of the next generation. We were founded in 2008 on James 1:27: “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
Proceeds from this campaign will go towards the construction of building the homes for the children and families to live in. As you use your mug or wear your band, please pray for each child and the families that will live in the homes that are being constructed. Thank you for your support!