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La Casa de La Paz – March Update

I wanted to share some new developments with you about La Casa de La Paz. In November of 2017 we officially became a 501c3 registered in the United States. Thank you to my friend, Marilyn Hartman, who worked for more than a year to make this happen and to the people who are now part…

The Story of Paula Chorin Melete – 65 years old

“When I was born my mother (an alcoholic) abandoned me and gave me to my grandparents. They raised me and gave me their last name. I used to be a daughter to them. When I was 16 years old my grandparents died and I was left alone so I went back to live with my…

The Story of Dominga Robles Lush – 75 years old

“My parents used to drink a lot and in being very drunk they didn’t care if we had enough food to eat. Also they would hit us a lot; both of them whenever they were drunk. When I was 16 years of age my mom died because my father would hit her so much. We…

The Story of Teresa – 75 Years Old

Teresa married a very kind man, but they never had children. Her husband did not mind because he loved her very much. One day they decided they to adopt and God blessed them with a boy and a girl. Teresa and her husband raised their children with love and took care of all of their needs. Unfortunately,…

A Welcome Visit from Friends

I was so blessed to receive a visit from good friends Warren and Debbie Reed from Mountaintop, Pennsylvania in February.  Their church is a blessing to our ministry and we can’t wait for a return visit.  Below are some photos they took of our meetings.    

Out of Convivio 2017 – Three Life Stories

The Testimony of Leticia Saguin Lopez – 36 years old My name is Leticia and my husband is an alcoholic. He hasn’t worked in a long time and is very violent with me and the children. When he does go out it is to beg for money so he can keep on drinking, this is all…

Convivio – Thanksgiving at La Casa de La Paz

At the end of every year all the woman and children from our different communities gather together here in Panajachel for something called in Spanish a Convivio or “celebrating our lives together.” In concept it’s the same thing as our Thanksgiving except a Convivio can be held any time and for any reason. Our Convivio…

Arise and Shine – The Story of Marcela

“Arise and Shine” “For your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you For Behold darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples But the Lord will rise upon you And His Glory will appear upon you … Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart…

Stories of Mercedes

Mercedes is our co-worker and friend.  She has been with La Casa de La Paz from almost its very beginning when we were but a mustard seed, long before we had a name or realized the magnitude of what we were doing. In getting to know her over the years I’ve come to call her…

Kaitana Speaks

“In quietness and confidence is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15) Going back to our early days of 2012, Kaitana and her sister Mary are some of our earliest members of La Casa de La Paz. Both sisters are warm and friendly neither is shy or withdrawn and rarely if ever do they miss a meeting. Yet…

Ventura Gets a Wheelchair

Ventura Nimacachi, aged 56, never married or had any children. As a child she helped her mother who suffered with health problems until she passed away last year. Ventura suffers from severe malnutrition and presently is no longer able to walk because her bones are so brittle. We appreciate your prayer support for Ventura and…