The Church of the Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Alvaro Perdomo is the founder of the Kids for the Kingdom’s ministry in Guatemala. His original ‘Church of Ham and Cheese Sandwiches’ now has 300-members. Still located in the same community, the church currently provides a weekly feeding program for more than 300 children, a school with 735 students, and a vocational training center with two computer labs, an architecture program, bakery, hair-dressing academy, and carpentry job skills programs.

In a nearby location, the church has opened a medical clinic that provides urgent care and dental services to thousands of people each month.

Alvaro Perdomo’s original vision to start a small church has turned into a ministry center serving the needs of an entire community. These programs are bringing help and healing, and the hope of Christ to one of worst barrios in Guatemala City. Recently, the President of Guatemala met with Pastor Alvaro and identified the ministry model as an effective means to bring social, physical, and spiritual change to the entire nation.

Kids for the Kingdom uses this same exceptional model in 19 countries worldwide. The programs may vary according to local needs and priorities; but in each case we address the urgent physical and spiritual needs of children, orphans, widows, and families.

Kids for the Kingdom’s mission is to ‘to transform the living conditions and spiritual lives of disadvantaged children and families so they can transform their village, people-group, and nation for Christ.’