Tree of Life School


Located in El Chal, Guatemala, the Tree of Life School is a continually growing school. The little school that over 12 years ago catered exclusively to the children of members of the Mennonite Church has grown steadily from 17 students to 215. Twelve years ago we started accepting community children whose parents agreed to pay tuition and support the vision of the school. New classrooms have been built, many teachers have been trained, and countless lives have been impacted by the Love that can only come from Emmanuel. We have faithfully tried to plant seeds in the young lives, not only in Sunday School or Children’s Clubs, but through the everyday routines of Christian education.


School News

It was encouraging to spend this day with the second grade class. I held the hand of an unsure boy as he navigated the steep path of Xipanpajul, and caught the same boy as he came down the water slide at Singapur. He couldn’t swim, but was determined to be a part of the fun on the water slide. Vulnerability and daring as lived out by a child is important reminder of the way life should be lived.
Sometimes it is the very simple things in life that lead to our greatest realizations or inspirations. Since I came to teach in El Chal half a year ago I have enjoyed it a lot. However, I have often wondered what real difference, what lasting impact I am making in the lives of my students. Is it worth the struggle of learning a new job while also learning a language in which I am far from fluent? Fathers day is now several weeks behind us but I remain inspired and encouraged by the simple events that brought me my biggest ‘aha’ moment in awhile. I will share some of these events so you can get a picture of what I am talking about.

Meet Our Team

Stephan
Stephan
Administrator & Legal Director
Enma
Enma
Director
Waneda
Waneda
Early-Learning Cordinator
Alex
Alex
Secretary
Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos
Accountant
Ariel
Ariel
Bus Driver/ Subject Teacher
Veronica
Veronica
Norita
Norita
Lucio
Lucio
German
German
9th Grade Teacher
Tim
Tim
8th Grade Teacher
Samuel
Samuel
7th Grade Teacher
Isai
Isai
6th Grade Teacher
Aida
Aida
5th Grade Teacher
Luswin
Luswin
4th Grade Teacher
Jared
Jared
3rd Grade Teacher
Rafaela
Rafaela
2nd Grade Teacher
Nely
Nely
1st Grade Teacher
Izabel
Izabel
Kindergarten Teacher
Teresa
Teresa
Kindergarten Teacher