Nursing homes in Guatemala can more helpfully be described as being like an orphanage for the elderly. Some of the elderly are dropped off by their family because they no longer want to or are unable to care for them, while others have no family and no way to care for themselves.
Catholic Nursing Home
The team has been going into the care home run by the Catholic church for many years now and have seen various residents throughout that time. Over the years we have built relationships with all of them, some of whom we have known since the first visit, and others who have only moved there recently.
Evangelical Care Home
This home was started in around the year 2021 as one of the ministry projects of Ministerio Dios Es Fiel (God Is Faithful Ministries). The residents here do not have as many care needs as those in the other home typically do, but are just as pleased to see us and have time with people who want to visit them.
Each week we visit one of these homes to spend some time with the residents. We bring some refreshments and talk with them, pray with them, sing some hymns together, and share a message from the Word, doing our best to remind them that they are loved and have purpose.