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Abuelitos means “little grandparents” in English and is a term of endearment in Guatemala. Many people in San Juan la Laguna, Sololá, struggle to feed their immediate family. This often results in leaving the elderly without any means of support. The majority of the elderly are living in dire conditions and have no more to eat than a piece of bread and a cup of coffee each day. The elderly are often the most forgotten. Monday through Friday they meet from 8-11:30 a.m. Here they receive a nutritious breakfast, have a time of Bible Study, worship,  age-appropriate exercises, work on different crafts, gardening and tending chickens. A snack is provided to take home each day so they have something to eat in the afternoon or evening. We also have outings with them and try to show them the love of Christ as much as possible. They love when teams come to visit and spend time with them; the hugs, smiles, and attention they receive help to ease their loneliness.

Some Abuelitos are very set in their ways and to them religion is sometimes more about tradition than about having a relationship with Christ; we want to show them is not true. We want them to embrace the relationship they can have with our Lord and Savior through prayer, worship, and reading and believing His Word. These elderly people are living their twilight years and we try to help them to be happy years filled with a good quality of life. They have some great stories to share and we can glean wisdom from them if we listen. Like the children of Happy Tummies, the Abuelitos have many needs for us to help fulfill.

Impacto invites you to consider financially supporting the Abuelitos ministry. Help us to help feed the Abuelitos and create opportunities to share the Gospel with them. It is our hope to have several on-going monthly supporters to help fund this ministry. They need YOU! We need YOU! It takes approximately US$30 per person per month to provide nutritious meals, a snack to take home, the doctor's monthly visit, medicine, teachers, a cook, electricity and water. Please help by committing to a monthly sponsorship or by making a one-time contribution today. Thank you and may God richly bless you!