Semillas de Amor (Seeds of Love), located in Parramos, Guatemala, is a children’s village and home to 21 children who were relinquished by their birth mothers or brought by the Guatemalan government.
I first learned of Semillas de Amor in 2012 after a dear friend visited Guatemala and shared the beautiful story of the children and staff. Following her visit, these kids moved me. Since then, I have joyfully supported their journeys — the values, education, health, love and respect they deservingly receive at Semillas de Amor are truly amazing.
Seeds of Love has an incredible mission — to raise and educate thoughtful, compassionate leaders with excellent critical thinking skills and a commitment to social justice and civic responsibility. They focus on character and academic excellence in a creative, safe, and nurturing environment. They set high standards that provide a structure for the children to step into opportunities. Yet, they realize this mission and create exciting opportunities without any government assistance or grants — Semillas de Amor breaks the cycle of poverty for these kids and helps them thrive solely through generous donations from their supporters.
While these kids captured my heart some years ago, I felt a calling to go deeper over the last year. Truthfully, I ignored and questioned that call for a bit, but as it became louder and more frequent, my heart was moved again. In October, I started monthly sponsorship of twin siblings, Esperanza (Espe) and Francisco (Frankie) who have been at Semillas de Amor since birth.
I hope to take a Guatemalan adventure someday to meet all these inspiring children and give a gigantic "thank you" hug to the founder and executive director, Nancy. Until then, I want to lift up these special kids and continue to bring light and hope and happiness to their lives.
As you give this holiday season, please consider joining me to help raise $1000 by January 1, 2019 in my “Let There Be Joy” campaign for Semillas de Amor. I will personally match 100% of all contributions* made from now until January 1st.
Whether your heart leads you to give $5 or $50, know that the seeds you joyfully sow today create the future harvest that continually blesses these children.
You can make a tax-deductible and secure monetary donation right here through this site — all you have to do is click on the green "Donate Now" button on this page.
Want to know more about Semillas de Amor (Seeds of Love)? Visit the website @ http://www.semillasdeamor.org!
*Up to $500 total