Agua Viva

Agua Viva in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, is a ministry dedicated to helping at-risk children and their families. The primary way they do this is through the Agua Viva Christian School which provides a high quality Christian education to children from their impoverished community. The heart of Agua Viva School is to share the love of Christ, to educate, care for, and disciple the children, and to reach the surrounding community for Jesus Christ. We have found Agua Viva to be a place of peace and love.

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 Misi Schlax   

Misi runs the sponsorships programs and helps with the marketing and fundraising for Agua Viva. She also works as the team host, organizing trips, translating and coordinating between the visitors and the Guatemalan staff. Recently Misi has also joined a small church plant team to help plant a gospel centered church in the “colonia” where she lives. She finds opportunities for discipleship though hosting bible studies, mentoring young people in photography and marketing as well as by offering babysitting to several local foster families. 

Portrait of Abbey

Abbey (Schlax) Miculax

Abbey, and her husband Elmer, serve as foster parents for four children as well as raising their own daughter. Foster care is a new and foreign concept in Guatemala and Abbey and her family continue to open doors and inspire those around them to consider helping children through foster care and adoption.



We hope there will be an Agua Viva Mission trip in 2021 but due to the worldwide effect of COVID19, we will weigh the possibility of our mission trip in the coming months.