Brentwood church is partnering with Hope of Life (HOL) to meet the needs of the ministry on the HOL campus and to bring hope to the village of La Frogua in Guatemala through physical labor and construction. Brentwood is working with the HOL team in order to provide economic opportunities and additional food for the feeding programs through development of chicken houses on the HOL campus. The goal of this program is to reduce the amount of chicken that needs to be imported, make our partner more self-sufficient and in the future, provide opportunities for surrounding villages to raise their own chickens. Our team hopes by showing the love of Jesus through meeting the physical and economic needs of these people; opportunities will arise to share the Word and our personal testimonies of how Jesus has changed our lives.
This trip is open to anyone over 10 years of age although ages 10-16 may require a guardian to travel with the child.
About Our Partner
For more than 20 years, Hope of Life (HOL) has been the helping hands, loving arms, and busy feet of Jesus Christ in the heart of Guatemala. Through humanitarian aid efforts, rescue missions, feeding programs, and more, HOL has carried out its mission to hear the cry of the hungry and needy and respond with hope and care. Their vision is to provide “hope of life” to the people of Guatemala. By meeting the physical and economical needs of the less fortunate, they are able to share the love of Christ in a more tangible way, thus giving them the greatest gift of all.
One of the most memorable experiences from today occurred with a La Fragua local named Maria. The first time that Brentwood came to Guatemala in 2014, team member Brad Haupricht met Maria and her husband through the medical ministry he conducted. Maria’s husband had a severe malignant tumor on his left cheek for which he came to Brad seeking medical attention. Though Brad did not have the resources to completely remove the tumor, he did his best to clear away as much as he could with the tools that he had brought on the trip. On Brentwood’s second trip to Guatemala in 2015, we went to visit Maria only to find that she had lost her husband just three months prior to our arrival. Maria’s family was very poor to begin with, but the death of her husband made their living situation even more difficult. However, in the midst of sorrow and suffering, Maria still praised God. We visited Maria again in 2016. Luke and Brad went to talk with Maria on the way to church as this was Brad’s first time seeing her since the loss of her husband. As they were talking, Maria stopped by the store and purchased a bag of food which she, in turn, used as an offering during the church service. It was incredible to see a woman with every reason to use her limited finances on feeding herself, instead give away something so valuable in the name of the Lord.
It was incredible to see a woman with every reason to use her limited finances on feeding herself, instead give away something so valuable in the name of the Lord.