Some Super Heroes Don’t Wear Capes – They Teach!

Just like your kids, our kids have all switched to distance learning. Needless to say, it was a big adjustment in our home. Thankfully, Lucky and Jenny, our teachers, are doing an amazing job transforming their classrooms and organizing everyone’s schedules. Today, we’re sharing our recent...

Read More

Monica’s Quinceañera: a Celebration of Family

Please note, Monica’s quinceañera was held earlier this year before any COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the United States or Guatemala. Family—it’s what every child wants, especially children in the family court and foster care systems. Everything we do at Dorie’s Promise focuses on creating a...

Read More

COVID-19: Snapshots from Our Community Partners

There are moments when our purpose becomes clear. This is one of those moments. For Dorie’s Promise, our primary purpose is to transform the lives of children in our home. At the same time, we’re called to serve and support those who are changing lives and empowering families in Guatemala. Even...

Read More

COVID-19, Doc Castro’s Update

What would we do without Doc Castro? He cares for our kids, makes us laugh, and brings us good coffee. Today, Doc is sharing an update about the COVID-19 pandemic in Guatemala and how he’s protecting our home. Q: How has COVID-19 affected Guatemala? I first learned about COVID-19 early in January....

Read More

COVID-19, An Early Assessment from Dorie’s Promise

Over the last week, we’ve confronted an unsettling reality—life feels like it’s both standing still and moving forward at the same time. Every day, our Special Mothers and teachers adjust our routines based on new information. Meanwhile, our administrative staff continues to evaluate what might be...

Read More

COVID-19 in Guatemala, Update from Dorie’s Promise

According to the calendar, we should be readying our home to host a team from Michigan tomorrow. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has completely altered every aspect of life for all of us. Most importantly, our children and the staff of Dorie’s Promise are safe at this time. Like you, our lives...

Read More

A Promise Come True in Paraiso

Three years ago, our staff walked into the mayor’s office in Palencia with big ideas and an ambitious timeline. Fresh off the completion of a school construction project in Santa Elena, we were excited to collaborate with the municipality again on another school. Within a few hours, ideas were...

Read More

Tips to Help You Prepare Before Visiting Guatemala

In less than 4 months, our busy summer mission trip season begins. Quite possibly, you are one of the people eagerly preparing to visit Dorie’s Promise Guatemala. To help you, we surveyed several seasoned trip leaders and compiled their top tips to help you prepare before visiting Guatemala....

Read More

2 Special Mothers, 30 Years of Love and Dedication

Everyone at Dorie’s Promise plays an important part in the lives of our children. Not surprisingly, our Special Mothers often form the tightest bonds with our kids. For as long as many of us can remember, Mama Nohemi and Mama Candida have given the best of themselves to our children—2 Special...

Read More