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Soccer Camp Kickoff!

Soccer Camp

This week, Engadi Ministries Intl. is hosting a free soccer camp for kids in Paraíso. While children are on a break from school for Christmas, many who live in Paraíso are left to the streets while parents work. As a service to the neighborhood, Engadi has initiated an annual soccer training camp to provide children with a constructive and wholesome way to fill their time.


Engadi has partnered with two local soccer experts, Jose and Tato, who have agreed to donate their time, knowledge, and love of soccer to help train children in Paraíso. In addition, Engadi’s Director of Discipleship, David Medina provides children with a Biblical message each day to deliver #hope to Paraíso. Today’s message was about finding, strengthening and harnessing the talents that God has provided each individual. Around 45 children, ranging from preschool through high school aged boys and girls, heard todays message and were involved in the soccer training, including the boys involved in the Derek Program.

Soccer Camp

Check back throughout the week to see updates and stories of how Engadi’s camp is bringing #hope and #brotherhood to children living in Paraíso.


Moving Day

This week, Engadi Ministries’ houseparents, James and Ellie Carr, moved into the Benaiah House, a home the Lord has provided to be Engadi Ministries’ first boys’ home. The home is designed to house a maximum of nine at-risk boys, the houseparent family, and will also be Engadi’s home office in Guatemala.

The Carrs will spend the coming weeks preparing the house to take in boys, and the home will open its doors to boys from Paraíso early in 2016. This is the first step in getting the boys into a safe environment – sparking #hope and true #brotherhood for years to come.

To learn more about Engadi Ministries’ boys’ homes, click here.



Family Values Classes- Partnering with Families

Over the next three weeks, Engadi Ministries will be providing Biblically-based Family Values Classes to parents within the school systems of Paraíso. The classes are designed to provide Biblical parenting strategies to bring families closer together and promote healthy relationships within families. David Medina, Engadi’s Director of Discipleship, will be providing the classes Monday through Friday at several intervals throughout the day. David’s passion for families and gift of teaching has created a special bond between him and the students and families of the local elementary schools.

Families are able to elect classes with topics that interest them, and attend classes at times throughout the week that are convenient to their schedules. Many of these parents have students who are enrolled in Engadi’s annual scholarship program. Parents of these children must attend at least four of the classes as a part of the students’ requirements to earn school supplies.

We are asking for prayers for David as he leads these classes and discussions over the next several weeks. Pray also that parents are receptive to the ideas and messages that he brings them.

#engadi #hope #engadiministries


Turning Bottles to Cans-

Trash Cans

The boys involved in #Engadi’s Derek Program are committed to bringing #hope to their neighborhood through serving. Over the past several weeks, the Derek boys scavenged their community for plastic bottles littering the ground that they would be able to repurpose. They worked together turning the collection of bottles into a collection of cans- trash cans, that is.

This past week, the boys painted power poles at a local soccer field in Paraíso and attached the newly fashioned trash cans to the poles. Each boy will be responsible for maintaining the can that he made and emptying it as needed. Through this service, the boys hope to hope to convert the image of a derelict, polluted soccer field to a safer, litter-free common area that families can enjoy together.

Together, the #brotherhood of young men are restoring their community and creating a legacy step by step.

#engadiministries #esperanza #hermandad

Trash Cans

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Synergy Conference Visits Paraíso

Today, Engadi had the privilege of hosting a group of visionaries, pastors, mission leaders, and urban developers in Paraíso. We had the opportunity to guide a group of individuals and demonstrate many aspects of community transformation that Engadi is currently involved in such as bringing #hope to the local schools through painting and rejuvenation, and developing a #brotherhood of Mighty Men who can continue the legacy within their community. We also visited several families and community members that Engadi works closely with.

Tomorrow, as the closing day of the 2015 International Synergy Conference, we will be part of a round table discussion further learning about urban development, other urban ministries, and ways we can improve current strategies of community transformation in Paraíso.

#engadi #engadiministries #esperanza #hermandad




Synergy 2015 Conference

This week, staff members, Nathan, David, and James, will be attending an international conference known a Synergy. Synergy is a yearly event that happens in some of the largest urban areas in the world, and this year it happens to be held in Guatemala making it extremely convenient for Engadi to be a part of, and actually partner with in hosting.

The week long conference led by the Urban Training Collaborative (UTC) seeks to unite all types of organizations, political leaders, pastors, anthropologists, businessmen, and others to explore viable strategies of renovation transformation within an urban setting.

We seek to gain insight in ways that we can improve the innovation of Engadi Ministries and better deliver #hope and #brotherhood to the neighborhood of Paraíso within the slums Guatemala City.

#engadi #engadiministries #esperanza #hermandad


All Aboard!

Today, those who have excelled in ‪#‎Engadi‬’s Derek Program over the last month were rewarded with a day away from Paraíso to Guatemala’s Railroad & Train Museum. Most of these boys have rarely ever left the neighborhood they grew up in and educational trips such as these are a way of bringing them ‪#‎hope‬.

Out of the twenty-one young men in the program, fourteen earned a trip to the local museum which none had ever been to before. These boys have served numerous hours within their neighborhood over the past weeks, and have had high attendance ratings in their weekly discipleship groups. The trip was a way for this ‪#‎brotherhood‬ of boys to get away for a day, learn, and celebrate their achievements together. Praise God for their hard work and persistence over the past month!

Train Museum

Train Museum

Train Museum

Train Museum

Train Museum

Train Museum

Meet Pearce!

Meet Pearce!

Pearce gave up a week of her summer vacation to come to Guatemala and bring ‪#‎hope‬ to the people of Paraíso. This week she attended her school’s Future Career Day as a missionary.
“I work for Engadi Ministries. I am a missionary in Guatemala,” she declared. She even brought her morning coffee like our intern, Brooklyn, did this summer.
We are thankful for Pearce’s example in faith and service to others. Keep it up, Pearce! We can’t wait to have you on staff one day!
‪#‎engadi‬ ‪#‎brotherhood‬ ‪#‎esperanza‬ ‪#‎hermandad‬

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