Creating Strands of Hope with Mt. Olive Vision Team

This past April, the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Vision Team visited Guatemala and one of their team members, Connie Marty, came ready to share a thoughtful jewelry project with the Antigua Youth Program. Connie founded Strands of Hope, an organization that makes beautiful jewelry featuring a pendent with two hearts woven together. Each piece of […]

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Over 200 students gather for 5th annual Youth Summit

In April, more than 200 Common Hope students gathered for the 5th annual Youth Summit at the Antigua site. This year’s summit was extra special, with youth from all four sites (Antigua, New Hope, San Rafael, and San Miguel Milpas Altas) participating in the activities. The main goal of the summit was to have a space for […]

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Volunteers help give the Antigua Day Care Center a makeover

Steve Brown, a long-time volunteer and friend of Common Hope, helped spearhead the renovation of the Antigua Day Care Center play area. Steve worked with four Vision Teams over the course of about six weeks to carry out the project of bringing more color and life to the play area. We want to give a […]

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Early Childhood Reading Program serves critical need

Early childhood education is virtually non-existent in Guatemala, a country where half of the population lives below the poverty line. Books are a luxury that many cannot afford and for some children, their first year of school is the first time they have a story read to them. Knowing that the most crucial and influential […]

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