The holidays is a very dark season in the village of Buena Vista. A time of year when families should be celebrating together, the men of BV typically binge-drink and party in the streets. We combat this every year by teaching the Rhinos the true meaning of Christmas, emphasizing genuine love towards God and love towards each other.


We also try to make it a time of freedom, fun, and celebration!  That being said, our year-end celebrations are items that are above-and-beyond our normal budget.  If you would like to help, click the "Donate" button.  Thank you for your love and support!


1. Rhinos Graduation Ceremony & Family Christmas celebration - $475/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

2. Rhinos Christmas Party, dinner, gifts, etc - $375/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

3. Annual Rhinos Cup, flags and trophies - $260/RECEIVED - THANK YOU! 

4. Year-end Staff Christmas Party (includes staff and supposes/families) - $220/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

5. Year-end Awards, trophies and individual team photos - $200/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

6. Rinas (girl's team) Christmas party, lunch and gifts - $80/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

7. Commemorative plaques for 2018 Rhino Graduates - $60/RECEIVED - THANK YOU

8. Buena Vista plaza decoration - $40/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

9. Uniforms for 2019 (jerseys, shorts, socks, shin guards) - $1,500

10. Indoor Cleats for 2019 - $1,400/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

11. Soccer balls for 2019 - $200/RECEIVED - THANK YOU!

Please mention which item # in the notes of your donation


Each year we have some boys who have unique sponsorship needs based on their situation.  This year we have 3 special young men who need could use some help.

Pablo, Aldo, and Wisman
Pablo, Aldo, and Wisman
School for Aldo:  After being in the Academy for 2 months, Aldo suffered a terrible accident that resulted in the amputation of his left arm and his right leg.  It also left him thankful to be alive, and with heart that accepted God's will for him.  He has been an inspiration to everybody who knows him, especially in this village of Buena Vista.  He is a true miracle to all of us in faith.  Such an important part of his recovery has been the support of friends like you. He and his family can’t express how much it has meant for them and how it has given Aldo his dignity back. Almost 2 years later, he wishes to go back and finish his last year of High School.  He would be going to C@B DeepStream, which is the school that our friends and fellow missionaries Mark and Gina Schmidt oversee.  If you want to help by supporting Aldo with his last year of High School, the total cost for 2019 is $1,100. UPDATE:  RECEIVED - THANK YOU!!


College for Pablo:  At his young age of 17, Pablo has witnessed many of God’s miracles - not only in his own life, but also in the life of his father Cesar and his entire family.  They have been blessed in so many ways and by so many of you.  He has also been blessed to be part of the Academy even though he is not form Buena Vista. In addition, the rest of the Rinos have been blessed to have him as a friend they can count on, and if you know him you have been blessed by his story as well!  Next year, he will join the staff at BVSA (part-time) as he finishes his last year as a Rhino.  Pablo's ultimate goal in life is simple - to serve God with everything he has. He would like to continue studying at the University, and major in Computer and Software Engineering.  If you would like to bless Pablo by supporting him through his first year of college, the cost for 2019 is $1,400. UPDATE: RECEIVED - THANK YOU!!


Continued Education for Wisman:  Wisman, aka “Bones”, is in love with Jesus and wants to serve Him with his life. He has been a Rhino since 2015 and is as loyal as they come!  He is a hard worker who has learned to put into practice what the Bible says and the advice of his coaches. These characteristics, combined with his love for God, have put him in a leadership position at his local church (which BVSA is now partnered with) in working to bring Jesus to the people of Buena Vista.  Wisman recently finished his one-year degree in Graphic Design and would like to continue.  You can help him complete his 2nd year of Graphic Design Studies, at a total cost of $500UPDATE: RECEIVED - THANK YOU!!




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A message from the Leivas & BVSA Guatemala

Please receive greetings from the Rhino Family in Guatemala.


Everybody here wants to thank you always for everything you do for each one of us here at BVSA. Your support is what helps us continue in the mission God has put in all of our hearts to do.  We also believe that your support is also a mission God has put in your hearts to do, so THANK YOU from all of us in Buena Vista, Guatemala!


At the end of this 2018 we celebrate God’s grace in provision throughout all the year! And also ask you to join us in making this celebrations possible to the Rhinos, we think it is a time where they can enjoy being together as a family and have fun.  If it is your desire, you can contribute to any of these activities; we have made a list of the ones we have planned and their cost, and are trusting in God’s provision.


We would love to be able to do them, you all know how important and how much in means to the Rhinos, but we give thanks to God for what He plans and allows to happen. 

Greetings to all,

Thanks so much,