Our Calling to guatemala

Children's Hopechest Partnership

Bethlehem's Calling to Guatemala

Why are we doing this?

  • God loves the least and calls us to love the least.
  • There are a mind-boggling number of children in Guatemala caught in a hopeless cycle of poverty.  These are the least of the least.
  • Children's HopeChest has developed a dynamic model of transformation that empowers children and communities for holistic change in the name of Jesus, while, at the same time, transforming the lives of those who partner with Children's HopeChest.
  • Jesus says, "As you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me."


Children’s HopeChest seeks to glorify God by effecting positive, lasting change in the lives of vulnerable children around the world. Specifically, we engage communities in long-term partnerships that:

  • Empower local leaders to provide food, medical care, and hope to their communities, while sharing the gospel.
  • Work with local leaders to reduce, and eventually eliminate, poverty by creating self-sufficiency for every child and every family in their community.
  • Support partnering communities as they directly engage with overseas communities to create transformation using healthy international development practices.
  • Address the complex causes of poverty, including material, spiritual, emotional, social, economic, and educational needs.
  • Put systems in place to reduce, and eventually eliminate, poverty in all of its forms.
  • Tend to children’s holistic needs for survival, community, education, and employment.
  • Transform the lives of children and their communities through a focus on sustainability, independence, and long-term self- sufficiency.
  • Transform the lives of the partnering community members through exposure, education, relationship, service, and perhaps most importantly, instilling hope.

Sign up to Sponsor a Child

Launch Sunday - April 21

Click to sponsor a child. The last day to sponsor a child is May 20.

Important Dates

  • April 20, 2024 - Informational Dinner for those who want to know more about this amazing mission opportunity, with representatives from Children's HopeChest, including Sam Montero from Guatemala  Dinner in the Commons.
  • April 21, 2024 - Launch Sunday, where people sign up and have their photos taken to share with children in San Antonio.
  • May 23, 2024 - Team travels to Guatemala for the Matching Event, when the children of San Antonio choose which Bethlehem sponsor will be their new HopeChest Friend.
  • May 25, 2025 - Matching Event
  • June 9, 2024 - Reveal Service as Bethlehem, when Bethlehem sponsors find out which child selected them as their HopeChest Friend.

Breaking Chains - Guatemala Sermon Series

Listen to Our Calling to Guatemala 

Breaking Chains, Sermon

May 5, 2024 – Open HandsIt’s not [Read More]

Breaking Chains, Sermon

April 28, 2024 – DoersAre you following [Read More]