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Cambio Interno/ InnerCHANGE
8va. Avenida 9-04, Zona 1
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
+502 5686-0618


Cambio Interno (InnerCHANGE) started in Xela, Guatemala with a 40-day exploration in the summer of 2006.  During this time, a team of missionaries lead by Nate and Jenny Bacon came to Guatemala with open hearts and minds. During that visit, God revealed to them what he was doing among the poor and marginalized in Xela.  As a result, German and Karla Avila the current leaders of InnnerChange in Xela now minister among the city’s shoeshine boys and incarcerated women.  In 2009, Julio and Melanie Avila joined the Xela team. In each of these areas of ministry, Cambio Interno walks alongside local leaders offering spiritual, emotional and hands-on ministry support.  

InnerCHANGE is responding to the plight of street children in Xela.  We begin by forming friendships with children in the streets where they work, hang out and live.  As we listen to their stories, trust is built and eventually they are able to begin to receive love; both God’s love and our love.  We also regularly visit a dormitory, run by an elderly Guatemala couple, where some of the kids hang out and sleep after a long day on the streets.  Currently, we have a group of 5 boys enrolled in school.

Additionally, InnerCHANGE leads worship and a bible study weekly inside the womens jail.  The women come to praise the Lord, and to learn more about his word.  Afterwards, there is time to share and pray with one another.  The team also accompanies women to their court hearings, offering them companionship and counsel.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Please call the number listed above to speak with German Avila if you are interested in any of the following: 

  1.  Help tutor the boys with their school work (advanced level of Spanish required).
  2. Play football with the kids.
  3. Give a short devotional to the kids (English or Spanish).

Other ways to help:

    • Donate school supplies – notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, calculators, markers, scissors, and white office paper.
    • Monetary tax exempt donations can be made at:  - choose the Guatemala fund. (InnerCHANGE is part of CRM.  CRM, Church Resource Ministries,  empowers leaders to strengthen and start churches worldwide.)  Donated monies will be used for food, clothes, school fees and transportation costs for the kids.

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