What is passion 4 guatemala and what do they do?

Passion 4 Guatemala was created to help break the cycle of poverty in New Hope Village. We believe in giving a hand up to help with immediate needs and opportunities for the families to help themselves through job training and education opportunities. Real change takes time and commitment and we are committed to investing in these beautiful 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 on 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. We built a church, school, and vocational school. The homes 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 to help the children have the opportunity to attend school from elementary to high school. 

In  2017, we became full time missionaries here at Hope of Life International and our focus is continuing to serve the people of Hope of Life village through ministry, education, job training and community.  

In 2020, Hope of Life village was destroyed by two hurricanes. The families lost everything! So Passion 4 Guatemala together with Hope of Life International are committed to rebuilding New Hope Village!

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.

Join us in making an impact

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