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Hope of Life

Hope of Life International strives to improve the quality of life in rural villages in Guatemala by bringing sustainability in the areas of education and infrastructure, one village at a time.

Teams from Renaissance Church have had the privilege to make several trips to Guatemala to help bring clean water, build churches and schools, build a drug rehab facility, and, more importantly, touch the lives of thousands of families by bringing the hope of Christ into many villages.

These Mayan populations are among the most marginalized and impoverished populations in the country. Families are without adequate food or resources. There are no groups scheduled to go to Guatemala for the foreseeable future. At this time, Hope of Life is doing all they can to help the families in rural Guatemala stay healthy and fed.

Renaissance Church is involved with the Total Village Transformation and the Ray of Hope Drug Rehab in the village of Santa Rosalia de Marmol in Zacapa, Guatemala.

2022 Mission Trips
March 12-19, 2022 – This trip will focus on the completion and dedication of the Ray of Hope Drug Rehabilitation
July 23-30, 2022 – This trip will focus on further improvements in the village of Santa Rosalia de Marmol.

Save the Date: Interest Meeting for 2022 Mission trips will be on October 3 following the 10 am service. More details coming soon.

2021 Virtual Mission
Because of restrictions on travel due to Covid, our Ren Cares Team sponsored two support projects to assist Hope of Life projects in Guatemala. We collected donations to make over 130 Food Bags for distribution by Hope of Life to local villages still recovering from two hurricanes last year and the ongoing pandemic. See Fundraising page for Hope of Life. We also filled Christmas Hope Bags with gifts for shipment to Hope of Life for distribution to needy children in local villages.

2020 Disaster Relief
Hurricane Eta and subsequent Hurricane Iota caused major damage to the Hope of Life compound. The Ren Cares Hope of Life Team sponsored a special fundraising project in 2020 to help provide for the families that had been impacted by these hurricanes. See Hurricane Relief Fundraising for more details regarding the damage at Hope of Life.

2020 Mission Trip (February)
Worked on Ray of Hope Drug Rehab Center Project, re-painted inside and outside of school built in 2018, and completed finishing touches and dedication for Medical Clinic and Women’s Center in Santa Rosalia.

2019 Mission Trips (March and July)
Projects in Santa Rosalia de Marmol: Construction of Medical Clinic and Women’s Center, Initiation of Ray of Hope Drug Rehab Center, planting sustainable fruit tries at homes in the village of Santa Rosalia, assisting in construction of the Thomas house, packing rice, beans and nutrients for distribution to Guatemalan villages by Hope of Life.

2018 Mission Trips (April)
Two-room school building (classroom and computer lab), distributed clothing and shoes to villagers.

More about Hope of Life

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Service Times:

9 & 11 am