What is the Purpose of the Development Center?
As you take a quick glimpse of the centers one would think the main purpose is to feed the hungry. That is our first goal simply because a hungry child cannot learn. However, our purpose is much deeper. The purpose is to us the program in each community as a way of introducing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we feed the children, help them learn, and disciple them it allows Clubhouse to build a long-lasting church in the community.
As we minister to the needs of the children Clubhouse is able to host mission teams who come and work in the communities building houses, installing stoves, doing VBS in schools. Within a 3-year plan Clubhouse is fully engaged in the Village. The purpose of this program in not to enable people or create dependence on Clubhouse. It is to teach the next generation of believers to do for themselves and to minister to their families. All programs are supported by Clubhouse but are operated 100% by Guatemala staff.