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"to equip his people for the works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up."
Founded by John and Sharon Harvey, and now directed by Emanuel and Jess Pérez, the name comes from the Spanish: "Asociación Equipando a Los Santos Internacional". As a Guatemalan nonprofit, ASELSI is equipping leaders and serving in Chichicastenango, Guatemala and beyond, via our EBA Bible Institute, the Father's Heart Clinic and visiting short-term mission teams.
Our Bible Institute, located at ASELSI in Chichicastenango offers High School, Associates Degree and college levels classes.
As of 2017, ASELSI has 18 extension centers throughout Guatemala, and several international extensions in Venezuela, México, and the United States.
Offers the following services:
• General Medical Consults• Newborn Exams• Prenatal Care• Chronic Care: diabetes, hypertension, epilepsy, etc.• Eye Exams and Surgeries• Pharmacy• Lab Exams• Orthopedic Care• Center for Physical Motor Assistance (CAF) therapy services• Little Lambs of Jesus Center for learning and physically disabled children• Milk Program offering nutritional and medical care for malnourished babies
Evangelism, personal ministry, and miracles happen every week in the clinic. It is amazing to us how God continues to supply our needs for these programs so that we can offer our services without charging. This is only possible through our generous donors.
Most of these programs don’t exist anywhere else in the Quiché area. Our clinic had over 11,000 visits in 2015.
ASELSI hosted 22 teams in 2017, with more than 300 volunteers coming to serve. » Medical teams going out to rural areas and serving in our clinic» Teams building houses, putting on roofs, building stoves in the communities» Children's ministry activities in churches and schools» Visiting homes to pray with families and bring them staple food supplies» Praying with patients in the local public hospital» Strengthening relationships with community churches» Training for local pastors and church leaders
We work with each team on an individual basis and are grateful for their generous hearts and the gifts and talents they bring to share the love of Jesus.