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Ministry Description

The ministry of Word of Life in Guatemala began in 1998 under the leadership of Marcelo and Gabriela Diez and it is currently led by Oscar and Mónica Fuentes. Their staff has grown to 15 couples and 11 single missionaries. Today, Word of Life Guatemala has 41 Bible Club Programs of which 4 are held in Schools. We also have 3 College Groups and 2 Olympians programs.
During the year we have different activities like Sports Marathons, Medical trips, Camp Season; Youth Leader, Pastors and Women Conferences. As a means of sharing the gospel, we use dramas such as: Children's Show, "Born again for a Living Hope" and "Second Chance"( the later is an evangelistic drama born of Guatemalan creativity that present the reality faced by young people regarding abortion, homosexual tendencies, suicide, problems at home, etc.)

We also have the Discipleship Training Center (DTC, or CCM in Spanish) where students take a year to study the Bible and grow in three different areas: Life, Study and Ministry. We currently have 4 students attending the Bible Institute in Mexico and 6 at the Bible Institute in Argentina.

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, it is home to almost 17 million people, it is the most populated state in Central America. The territory of modern Guatemala once formed the core of the Maya civilization, which extended across Mesoamerica.
Christianity continues to remain strong and vital for the life of Guatemalan society, but its composition has changed over generations of social and political unrest. Roman Catholicism, remains the dominant church.

Contact Information

19 Av 1-32
San Cristobal II
Zona 8 Mixco
Guatemala City

Phone: +502-2479-5968

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

Career Missionaries

Ferdy & Paty Barrios González

Rony & Corin Ajin

Becky Alvarez

Willson & Joana Arriaga

Carlos & Silvia Boj Equite

Jonathan Boj Gonzalez

Eliud & Katie de la Cruz Chun

Alejandra de la Rosa

Daniel & Karin De la Rosa

Jorge Ellis

Edwar & Glenda Escobar

Solivan & Jeizzi Esquite Castillo

Fernando & Tatiana Figueroa

Oscar & Monica Fuentes

Courtney Keller

Ruth Lopez

Gabriela Ortiz

Giselle Palacios

Claudia Palma

Marlon Palma

Jacobo & Lety Pichol

Jose Pichol

Hector & Rosmery Salazar

Betsi Segura Sagastume

Short-Term Missions - Cross Cultural Interns and Launch

Dorina Morgan

Kaylee Ruff

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Guatamala Camp Kitchen Project (02933C)
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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