Good Shepherd Ministries in Guatemala is a ministry of International Indigenous Community Development (IICD) in partnership with Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina.

Good Shepherd Ministries helps individuals in indigenous communities to become disciples of Jesus Christ as they focus on spiritual, physical, emotional and community needs.

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November 14, 2017

Two years ago, good friend, Santos was in the market in his village near the Good Shepherd Center when he was approached by a stranger who asked Santos to direct him to a shaman.  Confused, Santos asked him why he wanted a shaman.  The man responded, "Because I am sick...

November 6, 2017

One evening, Roger was talking to a group in a village, and to help them understand, he asked them what value sheep had to them.  Various people responded to his question with different answers.  "They are a source of wool, we can eat them, and we can use their excreme...

May 2, 2017

A few weeks ago, the first youth congress of 2017 was held.  There are three congresses held each year, designed to help youth recognize and respond to the call of God on their young lives.  We've held these congresses since 2003 and most, if not all, of our young lead...

April 28, 2017

On April 7, we brought the NC Baptist Nursing Fellowship team to San Marcos to work at a government-run daycare, on invitation from the governmental entity responsible for caring for poor and vulnerable children.  We met the director, a highly trained and very motivate...

April 15, 2017

Every child in the home is encouraged to study and are in school.  In the afternoons and on Saturday, they have a tutor who is a licensed teacher.  Each child memorizes Scripture and works in Bible Quizzing.  Every grade report season (four times a year) I take the chi...

April 10, 2017

Today a 40 year old patient, who became blind at 12 years of age, was brought to me.  Her elderly mother accompanied her as she carefully navigated her way to sit beside me.  Her wasted and thin arms and legs made her large abdomen appear even more prominent.  My first...

March 16, 2017

We have a troubled child in our home that used to live at the governmental home.  Although young, he struggles with issues from his past, episodes of anger and anxiety, and is often incontinent at night, wetting his bed and provoking more anger and resentment.  This we...

March 16, 2017

The news this week about the horrific fire that took the lives of 37 children (at this wriitng), and injured scores more, at the government children's home continues to roil the public here.  Disbelief and horror are the most predominant emotions, and I share them.  Ro...

March 4, 2017

We received a frantic phone call from the daughter of a close friend, Rosa.  Rosa is in the public hospital's intensive care and unconscious since last night.  We had received a phone call a few days ago that Rosa had been ill and hospitalized, but she had been release...

February 28, 2017

Our children come to us, many in very high-risk situations. That has been made very real to us, especially with the babies. One was left abandoned shortly after birth in a soccer field. As she has grown a bit, her development seemed off, so I referred her to a neurolog...

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