For the last twelve years the Edgewood church has been supporting a wonderful children’s ministry in Guatemala City. The Pinares Church of Christ, with the help of the Edgewood church, has been operating a school for the poorest children in the Pinares neighborhood of Guatemala City. Public schools in Guatemala are not funded by tax dollars so families must pay out of pocket for their children’s education. Because of the extensive poverty in Guatemala many families simply do not have the money to send their kids to school. The Kyrios Kids school serves those needy families. At the Kyrios school children ages 3 through 14 are given a great Christian education as well as clothing and a daily meal. Some families are able to pay a small amount (between $1 and $9 per month!). Many other families cannot even pay $1 per month for their kid’s school. So, the Edgewood church directly sponsors individual children whose families cannot afford to pay for school. We typically sponsor between 130 and 140 kids per year. The cost of sponsorship is $25 per month. This provides each child with school uniforms, daily meals, regular nurse checkups, a great education, and a safe learning environment. 100% of the money goes directly to the school. There are no overhead costs. Every dollar given will go directly to the child you sponsor. This wonderful ministry has been a blessing to thousands of families in Guatemala.