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 4 in-country missionaries from York County, PA that support all facets of the program. Servants sends 8-10 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. 

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2019 Backpack Campaign

Serving at-Risk Families (SARF) raises money to send the children from each family in the ministry to school. By giving them a quality education, the opportunities for employment upon graduation increases dramatically.  

This year’s Backpack Campaign needs to raise $15,000 for tuition, uniforms, shoes, school supplies and backpacks.

Gather your classmates, school clubs, and friends and family and when you purchase a backpack for school, buy a second one to send to Guatemala. When you have VBS at your church, consider raising money for tuition. Call to learn about SARF's 24-Hours in Poverty experience to help fund education. 

24 Hours in Poverty - A Youth Group Experience

"24 Hours in Poverty" teaches and empowers youth groups to battle poverty for families who love in extreme poverty through prayer, fundraising, and knowledge. Your youth group will learn about poverty through creating and working in a village, candid discussions, Bible studies and games. For more information, please contact Chris Gohn (


Check Out Our Serving at-Risk Families Ministry

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.