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A sustainable future depends on us building a school and daycare facilities on land we now own.

We have raised $90,000.00 of our $2,000,000.00  goal.

Since 2014, our teachers have labored in rented and temporary tin huts in an impoverished Mayan area of Guatemala. Here even the children had to work to eat. School was out of the question. Through our persistent efforts, this community now values education and wants their children in the care of our loving staff. We average 80+ children plus several parents who attend our school. In December of 2022 we purchased a 2+ acre piece of land in the community on which to build a permanent facility. Our architect is now designing the site plan.You can help raise the funds to build classrooms, a multipurpose building, daycare and vocational instruction buildings.  Together we can turn this property into an amazing environment for educating children.

We are excited to announce the creation of the Mission 13 initiative to raise the needed funds to build the school. This initiative will honor Jordan Elizabeth Glawe who died tragically at the age of 18 in a car accident. 100% of the funds raised through Mission 13 will go to build the school. This initiative is led by Bruce and Gale Glawe along with Jordan’s parents, Pastor Jeff Glawe and his wife, Jackie. Why the name Mission 13? Jordan’s favorite Bible verse was written by St. Paul in the book of Philippians chapter 1 beginning in verse 3. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for all of you making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ”. This is what Jordan believed and hoped for. The number 13 has come to symbolize so much for our family as it speaks to our belief in 1 Triune God in 3 parts. We see 13 everywhere in our lives and it reminds us that Jordan is always with us in spirit hence the name “Mission 13”.
Jordan was all about helping others find their way to Christ, particularly youth. We have been searching and praying for a mission that does just that. One that needs our help. One that we know has been successful and is now ready to take the next giant step forward with our and your help. We have found that in Matthew 2540’s ministry in Guatemala which is at the point of raising funds to build a permanent educational facility.

If you are reaching this page through this initiative, please donate by clicking here: Mission 13 Initiative

Click here to donate to the building campaign if you are not part of the Mission 13 initiative

Thank you in advance for your generous support that allows us to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.

Mission Partners

  • Christ the King Church
    Christ the King Church
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church Dallas NC
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church Dallas NC
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
    Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

    Gastonia, North Carolina

  • Grace Lutheran Church Boone NC
    Grace Lutheran Church Boone NC