Serving at-Risk Families

Our Serving at-Risk Families (SARF) ministry in Linda Vista and Villa Neuva, Guatemala began in 2013. SARF provides extremely poor families with schooling, job training, healthcare access, Bible education and Bible community clubs, home repairs, nutritional training, and emotional counseling needed to help get them to a place of self-sufficiency.

Since less than 20% of Guatemalans graduate from high school, SARF gives the children in the SARF ministry families an opportunity to go to school. We are working with this young, new generation to educate and break the poverty cycle of each family.

The ministry currently has 5 in-country missionaries from York County, PA that support all facets of the program. Servants sends 4-6 mission teams per year to build relationships with our families, local churches, community members and each other. Our teams work on family and community repair projects. 

Check Out Our Serving at-Risk Families Minstry

Watch as our missionaries put together nutrition baskets for our families who are malnourished.

See how the Cost of Living in Guatemala affects our families.

Check out some of our SARF mission teams.

See some of the landscape of Guatemala the way our SARF missionaries see it.

How can you SARF?

There are many ways that you can SARF with us! Click on the links below to learn more!

You can sponsor a FAMILY

You can donate to our VAN FUND

To join us on our next SARF trip, please contact Kate Reed at

Don't delay! Make a decision to SARF today!

After 40 Girls Die in Orphanage Fire, Guatemala Asks Evangelicals for Advice....

Christianity Today wrote an article reporting about Guatemala and its struggle to come to terms with the Orphanage Fire tragedy. Toward the end of the article, it talks about trying to keep families together instead of having poverty-stricken parents give their children to an orphanage because they do not have the money to feed or care for them.  UNICEF estimates that of the 132 million orphans in the world, only 10 percent have lost both parents. Guatemala is no exception.

This is exactly what the SARF ministry does and is God's purpose for its existence - Serving at-Risk Families - families at risk of falling apart. Please earnestly pray about supporting our families today! 

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