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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Good Shepherd Children's Home

The Good Shepherd Children's Home ministers to the disadvantaged and forgotten children of Guatemala in the name of Christ.  It has helped over 90 children since its opening in July 2014.  The children come from heartbreaking situations and are in desperate need of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual help.  Our desire is to have a maximum impact upon the children's lives through Christ.  This is achieved through a combination of cultural relevance, living in a purposeful Christian environment, and becoming a part of the Good Shepherd family.

The older children attend school and have a tutor who helps them attain age appropriate placement.  They are also enrolled in special classes such as swimming, gymnastics, piano, voice, computer and sewing as their interests warrant.  They are active in Judah Baptist Church, where they sing in choir and attend Sunday School as well as compete on a bible quizzing team.  The home employs a sub-director, psychologist, social worker, guard, cook and multiple child-care workers.  Vicki Grossmann is one of two co-directors and closely oversees all aspects of the ministry.    

There is a great need for Children's Home assistants at the home.  You can find out more about how to serve in this area at http://baptistsonmission.org/Missions/Outside-US/Guatemala.  The home is financed through Good Shepherd Ministries with primary funding from our partner, Baptist Children's Homes of NC.  They also provide expert training for staff and administration.  To become involved with the home, go to the "Donate Now" button and select "Children's Home".