That’s right, a school. Like a refuge amidst an impoverished land, Agua Viva is one school that seeks to raise a new Christ-exalting generation one child at a time. This is no easy task; clearly, the unseen heroes engaged in the work at Agua Viva live for an audience of One. They are among those who have drank from the fountain of Christ and now glory in testifying of His abundant love and goodness.
When we arrived at the Guatemalan City airport, I first noticed the multitudes of families eagerly awaiting the arrival of loved ones. To my amazement, although I had never stepped foot in Guatemala, My Heavenly Father had family waiting at the door to receive me. Gama and Alexis were the first Agua Viva staff I had the privilege to meet. These two men proved to be faithful brothers in the Lord. As we neared Chimaltenango, the city Agua Viva is in, the poverty, lack of resources, and challenging ways of life were apparent. The destitution only magnified as we turned into the village that Agua Viva occupies. Driving up a narrow road, we ascended to the top of the hill, which dead-ended into an intimidating iron door. Alexis honked twice, and the door opened.