Hearts For The Children Ministry

jesusBut Jesus called them unto Him and said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of God.”  -Luke 18:16

Hearts for the Children is a ministry located in the mountains of Guatemala, reaching out to children in the villages of the province of Sacatepequez.

Our ministry house, located in the mountains between Antigua and Guatemala City, is the base for our many facets of ministry, including:

  • food programs
  • medical and dental clinics
  • clothing distribution
  • youth activities
  • scholarship programs
  • kid’s club
  • outreach to prostitutes and addicts
  • and most importantly, the heart of the ministry, Mount Zion Church of God

The purpose of Hearts for the Children Ministry: To be led of the Spirit, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to be servants of the ministry of Christ.

We have updated our online donation information – Once you register by following instructions the process becomes simple and is secure. Go to our donation page

It all would not be possible if it was not for your love, prayers and support. Blessings to you all and may all of God’s provision be poured upon you and your wonderful families.
Tom, Elizabeth and Cheryl Leigh

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