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Ministry Description

The Word of Life ministry began in Guatemala in 1998 under the leadership of Marcelo and Gabriela Diez, and it is currently led by Jose Martinez and Oscar Fuentes. Their staff has grown to eight couples and a number of single men and women helping to run Bible Clubs, ministries in public schools, and other evangelistic events. Children's Shows and the musical drama "Born Again To a Living Hope" have been widely accepted and used to see scores come to Christ. Word of Life Guatemala also hosts medical teams each year, meeting both physical and spiritual needs of the people. Each year a local facility is rented to provide for youth camps, however, in June 2004 a beautiful 36-acre camp property was purchased and currently dormitories and meetings rooms are being constructed to facilitate camps and expand the ministry in the future.

Country Description

Guatemala is a beautiful country whose name means "place of many trees", which alludes to the natural beauty of the country. With an area of 42,002 sq miles, slightly smaller than Tennessee, it is home to almost 12 million people. Although the official religion is Apostolic Roman Catholic, the people of Guatemala have open hearts to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact Information

20 Av 1-13 Sector B2
San Cristobal II
Zona 8 Mixco
Guatemala City

Phone: +502-2479-5968

Camp Property:
Campamento Palabra de Vida
Km. 139.5
Pasaco, Jutiapa

Our Missionaries

Rony & Corin Ajin

Becky Alvarez

Willson & Joana Arriaga

Ferdy Barrios

Carlos & Silvia Boj Equite

Jonathan Boj Gonzalez

Eliud & Katie de la Cruz Chun

Alejandra de la Rosa

Daniel & Karin De la Rosa

Edwar & Glenda Escobar

Fernando & Tatiana Figueroa

Oscar & Monica Fuentes

Peter Lindblom

Ruth Lopez

Jose & Marcela Martinez

Gabriela Ortiz

Giselle Palacios

Claudia Palma

Marlon Palma

Eun-Hye Park

Jacobo & Lety Pichol

Jose Pichol

Marvin Pirir Siney

Hector & Rosmery Salazar

Betsi Segura Sagastume

Short-Term Missions

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Guatemala BI Scholarship Project (02934C)
Guatemala Bible Clubs Project (02937C)
Guatemala Camp Scholarship Project (02924C)
Guatemala Contribution (02901C)
Guatemala Special Project (02905C)
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Learn more about Guatemala


A Heavenly Father You Can Count On

From Kelly Facemire, and Cross Cultural Intern with Word of Life:
We were up in the mountains in a small town with a community center. We had brought in all of the equipment and the set for our presentation of "Born Again for a Living Hope". After setting up the chairs I noticed that the kids... read more

Jesus Is The Only Key That Fits Your Heart

From Peter Lindblom, a Cross Cultural Intern with Word of Life:
After a loaded week of ministry with the Missions Reality trip, I had a bunch of homework to complete on the weekend. I was hoping to work on it after church until going to bed.But of course, I shouldn't have expected such plans ... read more

Camp in Belize

An update from Courtney Keller in Guatemala: Word of Life Camp Belize! We had a fun filled time in Belize. The theme of camp this year was iBelieve, Trust, Change and Live. The Lord had me serving as a counselor. I was able to get together with one of my girls and confirm her salvation. She also ... read more

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