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Thanks From Those We Serve in Guatemala

Updated: 15 hours ago

God is doing amazing things through the Cadaniño ministry. You hear a lot from us about the work we do, so I thought it might be nice, during this month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, to hear directly from the children and parents we serve.


"What I like most about Cadaniño is that the teachers are very kind and affectionate with us and always make us feel good. I thank God for letting me attend the center because I have learned many new things that I did not know and also the food is very tasty. I like that they teach us about the Bible, how to use computers and help me with my spelling. Even though I don’t always get things right the first time, the teachers encourage me to keep trying. I am also thankful for the people who support the program. Because of them I always have food, schools supplies, presents and much more. Because of what I am learning here, I will be able to go very far in life."


"Being in classes at Cadaniño has taught me many things, I have learned to be a more obedient child to my parents and listen to my older siblings.

What impacted me the most were the Bible classes, because they helped me learn more about God, how to get closer to God and understand all the wonders that He has done in our lives.

I like that have been able to meet more people and make more friends at the center. I like the activities and participate in all of them because they make me feel happy and cared for.

Thank you to everyone who gives so I can attend. God bless you, I’m very grateful."

Claudia Garcia, Parent

"Cadaniño has impacted the life of Ramiro David in a surprising way, the teachings he receives in Bible class have been a great blessing. The love that he receives from each teacher, the blessing of being able to receive the lunch that is prepared with such care, the activities that are carried out with such joy for each one of the children, the little gifts that are given to them mean so much to me.

Cadaniño is his second home and where he has received the grace and presence of God. It is where he shares special moments with other children, learning new things that help him with his studies.

Cadaniño has undoubtedly been an answer to my prayers for my son. The love, the presence of God that he has felt since he entered the foundation, the joy he feels when he attends gives me such gratefulness for each person who makes this possible for the students at the center.

Thank you Cadaniño, you have made my life different, full of emotion and full of the grace of God."

Rosenda Tunche, Parent

"I am the mother of two children who attend Cadaniño and am very grateful for this opportunity. It has been a huge blessing to me, since they are treated very well. The food is very good. And they are treated with a lot of love and dedication.

The computer class has been a big help, since my children have never used a computer before entering the center and now they know how to use it well.

I am amazed at how much they learn from each Bible class. I have seen many positive changes in my children, in their lives, from the first day they attended their classes. Thank you!"


"When I started attending classes at Cadaniño I did not have much knowledge about mathematics and I could not read properly, but being here has helped me learn to read correctly. I have learned to write better and do better in math.

Being here has helped me have a better relationship with my siblings and my parents. I have learned more about God, since they teach us about God’s love for us and how we can improve as people, and this improves my attitude with the people around me. I appreciate that they have given me the opportunity to belong at Cadaniño."


"Cadaniño has had a positive impact on my life. They have taught me principles necessary to live a good life according to the heart of the Father. Cadaniño has helped my educational development, and mental and spiritual growth.

The Bible studies have enriched my life and being part of the youth group has helped me have a personal relationship with God. it made me realize that I need to focus more of the good, despite the adversity in my life. I have learned about me about mercy and thanks, and giving without receiving anything in return.

Because of the help I receive at Cadaniño, the tutoring and computer classes, I am able to succeed in school."


"It is my pleasure to inform you of the impact that Cadaniño has had on my life. I started attending 4 years ago and throughout this time I have things in different areas, but the ones that have impacted me the most are the Bible and computer classes. In the Bible class I have had the opportunity to share the gospel with children, not just in my community. But also, in other towns in Guatemala.

In computer class I learned many programs and now I am now taking programming classes. This is a great opportunity for me here in San Jose Pinula it is not very common for young people to learn technology.

I am immensely grateful for the opportunities they have given me and my family."


"I am pleased to give thanks to Cadaniño for the efforts they put into helping me with my studies and the impact they have made on my life. They have taught me more about God, as well as math and reinforcement of writing and reading.

I have had a great change in my life, since they have taught me to reflect on my actions, they have also taught me that I can achieve whatever I set out to do.

Cadaniño is part of my life."


"My life has changed thanks Cadaniño and it has helped me a lot.

I get help with my homework, doing schoolwork and learn advanced computer skills.

I have also had activities that help me clear my mind, such as reading, math games, Bible activities and participating as a young missionary teaching others.

Thank you for giving me this hope, this is helping me a lot.

Diego Armando Parada Salay

I want to thank Cadaniño for the great opportunity they give me to attend the afterschool programs.

I will always be grateful for the good times I’ve had there. Moments when I was sad or angry and went to the Center there was always something that made me happy once I got there.

The moments that I have spent with my friends are beautiful and the experience I have had has been special. I am also grateful to the teachers, for their patience and love that they have given us, to the founders and those who help make it possible for us to attend for free.

I thank everyone and may God bless them and multiply their blessings, because not many people do things out of the goodness of their hearts.

God bless you all."


"Since I started attending Cadaniño several years ago and I have felt very blessed. I have learned to love God and share life with my classmates. With the youth pastor I have learned many things, to feel surer of myself as a person. To let go of my fear and participate in activities. Learning about computers has helped me a lot and I want to pursue that as a career.

I want to thank the people who have given support to make this happen and for the affection shown towards me, that motivates me to move forward and be a better person every day.

From the bottom of my heart, I bless you and thank you for those experiences."


"I am very grateful to God for letting me be part of a great project called Cadaniño where I learn a lot about God and the wonderful things that God has given me.

The impact it has had on my life has helped me realize that I always have someone to count on. I have learned the truth that no matter what happens, I am not forgotten. I know the great love of God and that He is the reason why I am here. I am learning about His great teachings and how good He is.

I like that I have learned a lot about computers it’s something I greatly appreciate, also, mathematics and literature, but especially about God.

I have learned to differentiate the good from the bad and what is best for my life, and I am grateful for both the good and the bad understand that changes can make things better.

I also appreciate the opportunity to be part of a group of missionaries and teach other children about he wonders of God, that is the best experience."


"I want to tell you how Cadaniño has impacted my life. Whenever I felt lonely, the teachers support me. I am so very grateful for the opportunity to be trained as a missionary in the Identify program. Those trips have helped me a lot personally and emotionally.

Cadaniño has taught me not to feel alone because I have God and my earthly family who is Cadaniño. I am also very happy for the opportunity teach other children about God. That opened the door for me in my church. Now I will be a children’s teacher on Sunday.

I am very happy to be part of Cadaniño."

As you can see, the impact your support and partnership has, is causing the Gospel to come alive in people’s hearts and changing lives for eternity.


Timothy Martiny


Partner with us today and impact lives for eternity!

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