Faith Lutheran Waconia2018-02-08T15:36:04+00:00


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church – we are thrilled that your congregation has chosen to partner with Common Hope as we bring hope and opportunity to students in Guatemala.

The students in this gallery are from the communities of Antigua and San Miguel Milpas Altas. Antigua is a bustling tourist destination rich in culture and famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture. It is also where Common Hope’s Family Development Center is located. San Miguel Milpas Altas is a smaller village 20 minutes outside of Antigua. The village is home to approximately 1,600 people, many of whom work as day laborers in the areas of gardening, farming, and furniture making.

As a sponsor, you will financially support a child’s education. But more than that, you’ll be establishing a relationship with a student who needs extra encouragement. Many times, a sponsor’s words are the difference between staying in school and dropping out. Your sponsorship makes a real difference in their life!

To sponsor a student, select one of the children featured below then click to fill out the sponsorship form. Indicate on the form whether you want to serve as sole sponsor at $65 per month or share the sponsorship with another at $35 per month. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact us at or call (651) 917-1045. We will guide you through this amazing and rewarding journey. Thank you for your commitment to children and families in need.


Hola! My name is Edwin. I am 9 years old, in 3rd grade, and my birthday is August 1st. I live with my mom, dad, and my older brother and sister. My dad works in masonry and my mom stays home to take care of us. We grow beans and rice at my house to sell and eat. I would love to have a sponsor just like my brother and sister do!


Hi, I am Linda. I am 6 years old and will be starting 1st grade next year. My older brother and I live with my mom. I am excited to learn how to read and write! My mom stopped going to school after 6th grade but she really wants my brother and I to graduate, which is why she asked Common Hope for help. Will you be my sponsor?


Hola! My name is Wilson. I am 9 years old and I study in 3rd grade. I have three older siblings and one baby brother. I really like school but when I am not studying I like to spend time with my siblings and play with my friends in the park. My dream is to graduate one day.


Hola! My name is Reyna Maria Esperanza Lopez Reyes. I am 3 years old and my birthday is June 29. I live with my mom, dad, older brother and sister, and our grandma. I attend preschool at Common Hope. I love going to school because I get to play, paint, sing songs, and make new friends. I would love to have a sponsor, will you be mine?

Did you know?

Right now there are more than 700 students waiting for a sponsor. While these students still receive all the benefits of Common Hope programs, having a sponsor gives them an extra vote of confidence.

Ready to take the next step toward changing a life forever?

Sponsor a Child

Have questions about sponsorship? Email with your questions. Jessie and Teresa would be happy to help you!