Beautiful Child of God

This blog is written by Irena, one of our Guatemalan friends and volunteers. Irena, along with other Guatemalan volunteers, have been making monthly trips to one of our partner organizations, Oasis, to help build and maintain relationships with the girls throughout the year. We are so inspired by the work that they do and the […]

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The Waters are Calmer

Have you ever stood on one of those floating piers? Where it seems sturdy, so you’re feeling pretty good about it, but then a wave comes, or you step wrong, and then all of a sudden you’re thinking: I’m not so sure about this pier. That is the same type of feeling I had when […]

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An Oasis to the Soul

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1513271130881{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]This blog was written by 18-year old interpreter, Nicole Grajeda. Nicole was passionate about wanting to serve with a mission program, and after learning about Athentikos through a classmate at school, she served as an interpreter for our 2017 I AM ART Casa Bernabé Camp. We admire her bravery in joining our team […]

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Casa Bernabe 2017 Was A Huge Success!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1511209992804{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] The Best Yet … REALLY In October, we returned to the Casa Bernabé orphanage in Guatemala to heal through creative arts. This was our third collaboration with Casa Bernabé, and our I AM ART team led 9 workshops for 100 Guatemalan children during the weeklong camp. We picked up where we […]

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Making Lemonade

I AM ART Lemonade Stand

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’re all familiar with the idiom, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But what do you do when life gives you lemonade? For the students in Emily Litsey’s high school art class, the answer was to sell the lemonade and donate the proceeds to Athentikos. We are so privileged to be able to share […]

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Impact – Oasis 2016

Corbey Dukes, Director of Oasis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/N9kpQ0q35Kk”][vc_column_text] Athentikos, I AM ART processes pain through creative arts, and resolves conflict through God’s greater story of redemption. We’re grateful to partner with organizations like Kids Alive’s Oasis in Guatemala, a ministry that seeks healing and restoration for girls who have been rescued from abuse. Oasis Director, Corbey Dukes shares his perspective about […]

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Being Blessed Back

I’m Ivette, a Guatemalan I AM ART volunteer and currently a full time university student. In addition to working with I AM ART, throughout 2016 I was also temporarily an interpreter, nursery teacher, and radio host. I suppose you could say I do my best to fulfill any need in Jesus’s kingdom. My first I AM […]

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Awake My Soul

AWAKE: fully conscious, alert, and aware : not asleep. We have been leading teams to Guatemala for nine years now through the Athentikos documentary projects and now the I AM ART camps. Over the last 5 years, we’ve led eleven camps in Guatemala with 6 different partner organizations, 120 artists/volunteers, and nearly 2,000 at-risk children to transform pain into purpose through […]

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Interpreting God’s Call

The following blog was written by one of our Guatemalan volunteers, Irene. She has volunteered with Athentikos as a translator in the past, but this year she took the chance to become a workshop leader. We are incredibly grateful for her creative and passionate spirit!  Hi! My name is Irene and I’m a student of […]

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