A Taste of Guatemala Was Sweet

A huge thank you to all who attended our

Second Annual Taste of Guatemala.

It was an overwhelming success!

The sweet spirit among those who 120 + people who attended and the 20+ folks who served made the evening even more special. Together we raised more than $24,000 toward giving Casa de Esperanza a permanent home!

Thank you
God's richest blessings on you for your generosity.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of those with disabilities now and for eternity.

Our Vision

To empower our clients and staff to discover and live out their God-given purpose by knowing, loving and serving God.

Who we Are

Causa de Esperanza serves as an umbrella association to provide support and leadership to the various aspects of ministry to the disabled begun in 2010 by Pat Duff.  The work here in Guatemala has expanded since Pat began her individual ministry and the new association of Causa de Esperanza better reflects the diversity of areas in which we serve.  It also emphasizes the team strategy we employ in ministry, having paid Guatemalan staff as well as short-term North American volunteers.

What We Do

In the United States, educational and support services for the disabled are readily available--even taken for granted.  Sadly, this is not the case in many parts of the world, including Guatemala.  

To meet the various needs we found among the disabled in Guatemala we developed five different strategies which we use in our ministry:

These ministries are made possible through the donations of our financial partners.  If you would like to support this special work, you can donate through the Josiah Foundation which funds this ministry.  You can donate on-line at www.josiahfoundation.com, or send a check to the foundation at:

The Josiah Foundation
Attn. Mission Guatemala
2112 S. 163rd Circle
Omaha, NE 68130

The Josiah Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) (3) organization in the State of Nebraska.  All donations through the Foundation are tax-deductible.  Contributions are solicited with the understanding that the Josiah Foundation has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.  The Foundation has been completely supporting the ministry of Causa de Esperanza since we began working in Guatemala in 2010.

Our Work and Our Witness

We are, by our presence and our service, living witnesses to the love God has for all people, especially the least of these.  We function under the admonition of St. Francis of Assisi:  

Preach the Gospel at all times.  Use words when necessary.

We desire that the ways in which we live, work and care for each other reflect the love of God for His people.  We demonstrate in our daily lives the dignity of each individual and the incomparable value they have because God has created them—just as they are.

While we pray that our actions speak of the love of Christ, we know that sometimes words are necessary to clarify why we do what we do.  We do not hesitate to share that we have accepted Jesus’ invitation to follow Him, and we invite others to do the same.

Sometimes this means presenting God’s invitation to life with Him to someone who has never heard it before.  More often, however, it is helping a person clarify for himself who God is and what He asks.  We use the Bible as our ultimate and definitive source in helping these folks through the confusion of religion and into the freedom of a relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not hesitate to verbalize our commitment to Him, and encourage other to make a decision to become Christ-followers.