Impact Ministries


Impact Ministries is an inter-denominational ministry established in 1997 by a group of educators, administrators and individuals who share a concern for the impoverished and disadvantaged people of Latin America. Impact Ministries is a charitable non-profit society governed by a Board of Directors. Our focus is with the Kekchi and Poqomchí people groups of Guatemala. In the rural areas around Tactic, more than 80 percent of the people are illiterate and this debilitates and isolates them from the ‘outside’ world. Impact Ministries’ primary goal is to open up the Word of God to these precious people through Christian School Education.

The people of Tactic are very, very poor. The average man in Tactic earns a wage of 35 Quetzals ($5.00 Canadian) for an 8 hour day of heavy farm labor, dairy work or cutting and selling firewood.

Recently, Guatemala has seen a revival that has brought 35% of the people into evangelical Christianity. Historically, the Mayan people of Rural Guatemala have lived with a polytheistic blend of Roman Catholicism, ancient Mayan traditions and witchcraft, creating an oppressive religious spirit keeping the people in fear, bondage and ignorance. The Light of the World alone can dispel this darkness.

Impact Ministries is committed to loving, serving and discipling the people of Tactic.

Key Components of our Ministry


Harvest ready to be distributed to Vida schools

An Abundant Harvest

The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. Psalm 67:6 Do you have a garden?  What are you harvesting right now? Our greenhouse and fields in Tactic are producing an abundant harvest!  And, unlike in Canada, with irrigation we can grow crops pretty well year round. Here’s a list of the crops we […]

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teacher sharing with student

It’s a great time to support a class!

Schools and classrooms are top of mind in Canada in September, as students of all ages head back to school. It’s also a great time to think about supporting a class! Why? Well, not only will you be building into the lives of a class of Vida students from now through their graduation . . […]

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Meet our Clinic Staff – part 2

Last week, we introduced you to Isaias, our longest-running clinic staff member, and today, we are excited to introduce you to our newest staff member, Linda. Linda was born in Coban, and has lived her whole life in Purulha with her family. She finished elementary school in Purulha, went to middle school in Tactic, completed […]

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Clinic Staff

Meet our Clinic Staff!

Impact Ministries has a Medical Clinic in Chijacorral and offers mobile clinics in the surrounding areas. Clinic Coordinator Christy Lew would like to introduce you to her staff: Our team is small – we are just three full-time staff, but we run various public health initiatives, work with the 15+ medical/dental teams that come down […]

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From Saskatchewan to Guatemala, with Love

Sometimes challenging times can motivate us to make an impact. We’d like to share with you how a grade 8 student from Saskatchewan turned her own challenges into a chance to make it easier for children in Guatemala to have the supplies they need to get an education: Danica describes herself as a girl who is […]

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Working at the Chijulhá School Construction Site

Earlier this spring, Paul Haberstock and the team from Living Waters Christian Academy in Spruce Grove, Alberta joined us in Guatemala.  Join him as he tells their story: We were all excited as the van laboriously made its way down a single-lane dirt track towards Chijulhá.  We had been working as a school community from Canada to […]

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