Impact Ministries


Growing Godly Leaders

Impact a child’s life by giving the means to an education!


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students in a Vida class

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Impact children in Guatemala by giving them the means to an education – individually or as a class

Come to Guatemala

Make a long-term impact through short-term missions, fill a special need, or join us for the VIDA School of Discipleship

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Family from Mocohan receives Food Hamper

God’s Power is made perfect in weakness!

As 2021 draws to a close, we are so thankful that we’re able to rest in God’s never-changing promises: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor 12:9a) This past year, we have seen God’s power at work in Guatemala. Things that may have been frustrating to us have been powerfully used for the kingdom: When classes moved online again, our online devotionals started reaching whole families, not just Vida Students, as parents and siblings started listening in. Disrupted classes meant that we often couldn’t cook hot meals for our students – but we see hearts …
Three female Guatemalan students working in a computer lab

How Computer Labs Help Rosa Learn

Like so many of our students, Rosa had to figure out new ways to learn when traditional education was disrupted at her school this past year. Her two-roomed wood and tin house was set up for the basics of living, not online learning. Thankfully, Rosa’s school had a computer lab, with computers she’d been learning to use since she was in Grade 4. So, when the classrooms were shut down, Rosa would go twice a week to that computer lab so that she could participate in her classes. Thanks to access to a computer lab, Rosa was able to keep up with …

Classrooms, Computer Labs & Chapels

When we invite you to build a brighter future in Guatemala, we’re inviting you to build into the lives and futures of kids in Guatemala by providing opportunities for education and mentoring – but also through some very practical building projects! This year, you’re helping us build classrooms, computer labs and chapels at some of our Vida schools. So how do classrooms, computer labs and chapels build a brighter future for children in Guatemala? Classrooms: Classrooms directly impact how many children we can invite into the Vida School community. If our classrooms are full, we can’t accommodate new students. The classrooms …

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Les and Rita at their home in Guatemala

VidaLive: Looking Back & Ahead

January 20th (8 pm CST)
Join us “on location” in Guatemala as we join Les & Rita to look back over what God has done in 2021 and look ahead to 2022.

Missionfest Manitoba 2022 Conference Logo

Missionfest Manitoba

April 29th – May 1
If you’re going to Missionfest Manitoba, be sure to stop by the Impact Ministries Booth in the foyer for updates on what God is doing in Guatemala!

Schools in Guatemala

For our students, having a school to go to is so much more than just an education. Vida Schools are the foundation of our ministry, and provide academics, health care, nutrition, a loving community, and an introduction to God’s faithfulness.

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Orphan Care

I don’t want him. I want nothing to do with him!”

Those were the Mom’s words the moment she saw her big-eyed newborn. The baby’s birth mother is a very needy, mentally ill woman living on the streets of Guatemala. And her baby found refuge at the Vida Children’s Home.

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School of Discipleship

To follow Jesus is to risk!
Test God amidst the challenges of real life and discover that He is ALWAYS enough!

Vision – See the world as God sees it
Impact – Live life intentionally
Delight – Experience intimacy with Jesus
Adventure – Dare to follow Jesus

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Medical Teams

Are you a:
Nurse Practitioner
Medical Technician
Dental Hygienist
other Medical Practitioner

We’re looking for medical practitioners to serve in rural Guatemala
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