Care for Children with Disabilities



REGION: Mesoamerica

About the project

In Guatemala, the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Council coordinates the Disability Project, training local Nazarenes to integrate children with disabilities into the life of the church, and assisting families with providing medical and dental care, prescriptions, testing, and therapy for children with disabilities. No longer are these children hidden away, without hope. Lilian was born blind and deaf, and has been diagnosed with cardiac issues as well as malnutrition. The Disability Project has connected her family with an institution for blind and deaf children. Twice a week Lilian’s mom takes a 4 hour bus trip each way with her for therapy (leaving at 5 am!). Erika suffered a fall when she was an infant. At the age of 10 she had to stop going to school because of frequent seizures; she also has learning disabilities. The Disability Project has enabled her to be under the care of a neurologist, and now she also has weekly therapy. Erika, her grandmother, and her sister now attend a local Church of the Nazarene. Carlos is developmentally disabled. Unlike most children with disabilities in rural Guatemala, he is able to attend school and loves playing soccer. The Disability Project assists with medication and doctor’s visits. The average cost to assist each child for a year is about $800. We invite you to partner with us to bring hope to these vulnerable children and their families!


Donate by Check:

In the US:
Make checks payable to General Treasurer
and send them to:

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

In Canada: Make checks payable Church of the Nazarene Canada and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
3657 Ponytrail Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 1W5

Be sure to put ACM1223 in the Memo area. Thanks for your donation.