THE GIFT OF COMPASSION
In December 2020, Compassion International and Calvary Church partnered together to sponsor children from San Martín Jilotepeque, a small Guatemalan town with a population of 10,812, located 40 miles from Guatemala City. The average family earns $125 a month and struggles to provide basic necessities for day to day life. Unemployment, addiction, and crime are realities facing this city each day. Families in the forested city of San Martin live in small houses made of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. Sponsoring a child in San Martin is a game-changer for the child and the family. A child sponsorship allows for the staff of "Ninos para Christo Student Center" to provide meals, Bible teaching, birthday celebrations, sports and educational resources to the kids of the community.
To date, Calvary Church has sponsored 108 kids in San Martin! We hope to take a short term team of sponsors down to Guatemala in 2022!
There are still more opportunities to get involved in sponsoring a child from San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala. Email Compassion International directly at
if you want to get involved or contact Calvary Reach Global Pastor, Matt Doan at