Our Mission

Passion 4 Guatemala was created to help break the cycle of poverty. Our passion is to empower people. We believe in giving a hand up to help with immediate needs while providing opportunities that create real change and give hope for a better future through job training and education. Real change takes time and commitment and we are committed to investing in these beautiful people as they realize their God given gifts and talents.

Meet Founders: Chris And Paula McNutt

Our Story

In 2010, Paula and I came to Guatemala for the first time. We walked into Hope of Life Village and our lives were changed forever!  We fell in love with the people of this village and our passion became giving them help and hope for a better future. God called us to stand in the gap for the beautiful people of Hope of Life Village. Year after year God continued to call us to make a bigger and bigger impact in their lives. We knew He had something great planned for these people and we wanted to be a part of it! So we started Passion 4 Guatemala!

The work we do

Our ministry began in Hope of Life Village through a village transformation. God called us to build a church, school and vocational school. The homes in the village were small with only a couple rooms, so we added on kitchens and bathrooms. In 2015, we started a Child sponsorship program and an Education Scholarship program to give the children the opportunity to attend school from elementary to high school. 

In  2017, we became full time missionaries in Guatemala at Hope of Life International and our focus has continued to be their future! We have continued to serve the people of Hope of Life village (New Hope Village) through ministry, education, job training and community

In 2020, Hope of Life village was destroyed by two back to back hurricanes. The families lost everything and their lives were changed forever! Passion 4 Guatemala was there to serve these families and walk beside them as we navigated the many changes that result from such a devastating event. It has been a blessing to be a part of watching New Hope Village be built and the families come together again in a brand new place! God has been so gracious and faithful! 

Paula and I are also operating room nurses and we serve at Hope of Life International transforming smiles through cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. We are so grateful to use the gifts God has given us to impact the people of Guatemala.

If you would like to support chris and paula

Chris and Paula are solely supported by individuals and churches who want to join us in impacting the people of Guatemala and New Hope Village. We cannot do what God has called us to do without our faithful supporters. Would you consider supporting us as we carry out the important kingdom work here in Guatemala?