AMG Guatemala, which stands for Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel, is a worldwide organization operating in over 30 countries. AMG Guatemala currently serves more than 8,000 children from local slums and impoverished rural areas through 28 Christian schools, a hospital, medical and dental clinics, scholarship programs, and vocational preparation. The majority of the children come from broken homes and have suffered abuse and neglect in different forms. In 2012, AMG Guatemala saw the need for a holistic program to care for these children and their families. They approached Hands of Hope Int'l to see the possibility of having “At Risk No More” a ministry of Hands of Hope, fill the void and become a department of AMG Guatemala.
Since the merger, At Risk No More works to rescue and restore children, youth at risk, families and widows in the community to the image of God showing each one of them that his/her identity in Christ as new creations, with a priceless value, because of Christ's death and resurrection. They are currently working alongside 4 community churches to help them minister to these broken families. The goal is to prepare local church leaders with the tools and knowledge about prevention and care through parenting workshops, discipleship, foster families, and mentoring programs.
One of the newest projects in At Risk No More is a sewing program, Sew Hope, for at risk mothers. These are mothers, whose children attend one of AMG's Christian schools, have been hand selected by the staff of At Risk No More because of the current situation they are living in. Through this project, At Risk No More is giving these mothers the opportunity to learn how to sew by making coffee bags or gift bags. In return the moms receive a monthly offering. This is definitely a great time to disciple and mentor these women through the help of the local churches. These women need spiritual, emotional, economical, mental and physical support to restore their broken hearts and families. They have partnered with Café Barista coffee, allowing the project to be able to sell coffee bags in the stores and export a high quality gourmet coffee called "Blend AMG by Café Barista", that will be available to sell in the U.S. starting in January, 2014. The profits will go to the sewing program and to these ladies, to help provide the support they need for their families.
For more information go to AMG’s website at www.amgguatemala.org or www.atrisknomore.org.
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