Serving Guatemala Through Lifeline

Guatemala, a small country located in Central America, is home to over 16 million people and over 500,000 orphans. Roughly the size of the state of Alabama, Guatemala is a beautiful country with an active volcano, diverse geography, and ample opportunity for the Church to engage with vulnerable children.


About our Partner

(un)adopted partners with a local church in Guatemala City that began an orphan care initiative.

The Need

This ministry is currently serving : - 6 adoptive families, - 5 foster families, - 2 adoptive families in-process, - 20+ vulnerable families from low-income communities, -115+ believers trained through a mentorship program that ministers to other believers in Latin America, - Caregivers and foster families, some who are non-believers, through trauma-informed training.

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What's Happening in Guatemala


The Stevens Family

The Stevens family, from Mississippi, know they “have received the richest blessings through adoption.” The couple first discussed the possibility of adoption early into dating, and they both felt confident

The One Who Plants

By Jenny Riddle When a family grows through adoption, God has been planting seeds in their lives even before an application for adoption was filled out, even before a child is born. Several

Shaped for God’s Plan: Celebrating Social Worker Month

As part of Social Worker Month, we are highlighting a Lifeline social worker. The individuals who fill these roles at Lifeline are essential to helping children find families and helping

The Battise Family

Dawn and Stephen Battise patiently waited for years to fulfill their God-given desire to adopt their two sons from Hungary. They knew adoption would be a part of their story

Merry Christmas From Herbie Newell!

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the

Merry Christmas, or is it?

MERRY CHRISTMAS OR IS IT? For many of us the Christmas season generates excitement which can include everything from planning special meals and gifts, attending seasonal programs with Christmas music,

A Common Inheritance

By Rachel Biddy Boasting the same big, brown eyes and tan complexion, six-year-old Tatiana López closely resembles her mom, Karen López. Coincidentally, Tatiana and her dad, Hugo López, were born in the

Pork Dumplings With Sesame Dipping Sauce

By Ashley McMakin, Lifeline friend, mom, and entrepreneur of Ashley Mac’s Cafes Ingredients: 50 wonton wrappers 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided, plus more as needed  1½ cups chopped green cabbage 1 tablespoon

Handprint Memories

The holidays are a time of year when special memories are created and memories of years past are highlighted. Watching children grow during these years can be a sweet time

Going to Hard Places

Kevin and Ansley Gwyn’s obedience to the Lord’s leading has allowed God’s hand to truly guide them on their adoption journey. As the family pursued the idea of adoption, they

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