Impact Ministries


Growing Godly Leaders

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

Make an Impact


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

Doctor examining Vida student

Provide Health Care

Impact body & soul by supporting health care for our students and their families, as well as for remote villages in Guatemala

Connect with Us

Connect with Impact Ministries in person, through social media, or by receiving stories from Guatemala in your in-box


Two of the Vida Extension Program students

Creating opportunities for kids in Guatemala to go back to school

As students across Canada are starting back to school, we’re very aware that kids in Guatemala don’t always have that same opportunity. In fact, when Vida students graduate from elementary school, many face a lot of pressure to leave their studies and to begin working in some capacity. It’s part of life in “survival mode” where even children are expected to help put food on the table and contribute to the family finances. That’s why we’re so excited about the Vida Extension Program that operates out of our Chijacorral and Mocohán campuses. It’s a distance learning program especially designed for those of our students …
Construction at the Vida Children's Home

Construction Season

Is it construction season where you’re at? It sure seems to be in Guatemala right now! We’re so excited to share some updates of what you’re building with us at Impact Ministries: Agua de Vida Chijulhá School Three classrooms are going up at our newest school. Agua de Vida Chijulhá is our fastest growing school, and they’re quickly running out of room! This expansion allows for a computer lab and for every grade to have its own classroom. The impact of each classroom may soon double – Impact Ministries is in process of applying to also offer a Junior High program in the …

Gabriel thought he’d be selling firewood for the rest of his life

Have you ever wondered whether sponsorship actually makes an impact? Does it really change lives and futures? Impact has been connecting sponsors with sponsor children in Guatemala for over 20 years – and we’ve seen some of those kids become teachers in our schools and leaders in our ministry. Kids like Gabriel, who thought his future would consist of selling firewood. But God had different plans for him. Did you read his story in our newsletter? If not, take a few minutes to read it right now Gabriel – middle of back row My name is Gabriel. Before I started attending school, I used …

Join Us


Online Event

VidaLive: Vida Children’s Home

October 17th (3 pm CST)
Join us “on location” at the Vida Children’s Home for our October VidaLive event. We’ll hear how God is changing the future of children who come from hard places. Bring your questions!

VIDA School of Discipleship participants and leader
Tactic, Guatemala

VIDA School of Discipleship

January 2023
Ready to step up and step out for God? Start your discipleship adventure with 3 months of intensive discipleship in Guatemala as you learn to live life intentionally and dare to follow Jesus!

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.

Become an Orphan Care Champion ⇨


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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Share Your Skills


Vida student raising hand in classroom

Teach English

Are you TESL Trained? Teach English for a semester or more at our Vida Schools in Guatemala

Vida student writing

Join our Translation Team

Do you read and write in Spanish and English? Help from home by translating correspondence between children and their sponsors

two hands holding dental equipment and working on mouth of vida student

Provide Dental Check-Ups

Are you a Dentist? Join an open medical team or bring a dental team to Guatemala to provide much-needed dental care to Vida students


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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