Guitars For Glory: Guatemala Documentary Short

Guitars For Glory Documentary: San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala from Sprig Music on Vimeo.

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Giving stuff away is amazing. Way better than getting something yourself. (It’s almost like Jesus knew what he was talking about).

Jennifer and I had the honor of representing Guitars For Glory during our recent trip to Guatemala last month. This meant surprising three people with brand new guitars. We made sure the cameras were rolling, and managed to produce something we’re all proud of. (Thank you, Sprig Music).

Sure, who wouldn’t like a free guitar?

But what the documentary doesn’t show is all the back-story behind the recipients. Like how Rudy’s father abandoned his family for the US, and Rudy was left to be provider for his four siblings and mother; today, he’s a pillar in his family and his church. Or Roger, who’s given himself fully to educating children, and makes in one year what I make in three weeks. Then there’s Willy, who’s always wanted to lead people in worship on guitar, but knew it’d be impossible, seeing as how it’d take him and his entire family over a decade to save up enough combined money to buy one.

The stories are real. The tears are real. Because the people are real.

And that’s the power we have as being part of the world’s wealthiest people.

Please watch the video. Then thoughtfully consider three things:

1.) Giving to Guitars For Glory so they can continue to spread the message of hope in Jesus through music.

2.) Sponsor a child with Inn Ministries, our hosting organization in Guatemala. I can’t say enough about these people. They’re the real deal, and you’re having a daily impact on children when you give toward their education.

3.) Let me know what you think—about all this. I’d love to hear.

You were born to rock. So get to it.

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  • Joey Yelle

    This is AMAZING Chris! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Christopher Hopper

      You’re most welcome, bro. Thanks for watching and commenting.

  • Zachariah yelle

    This is a GREAT reminder of how blessed we are and how much of an impact we can have towards others! Thanks for sharing!

    • Christopher Hopper

      Thanks, Zach. Glad it can serve as such a reminder. Well said.

  • Jason Rodgers

    Fantastic!!! Tears!!!

    • Christopher Hopper

      Thanks, Jay. I’m right there with you bro.

  • http://www.dadscancooktoo.com/ Nathan Reimer

    Powerful and so touching. Thanks for being willing to go and bringing us along for the ride. Things like this have multi-generational and eternal consequences.

    • Christopher Hopper

      Thanks for watching, bro. And I appreciate the encouragement. I feel so strongly that I’ll (we’ll) be asked what we did for the generation that we’ll never meet; so hearing you so that makes it even more worthwhile for me.

  • AnneMarie Lachance-Sureau

    Wow. Beautiful and powerful.

    • Christopher Hopper

      Thanks, AM. Always appreciate your words.

  • http://scrollsofvenarilnightblade.wordpress.com Venaril NightBlade

    Awesome! :) Great video and a great ministry.
    I feel kinda left out on things cuz I wish I could sponsor stuff like that but I can’t, however I’ll have a chance to serve with my own two hands in Israel this summer! :D Can’t wait

    • Christopher Hopper

      Israel? This summer? Do tell! (#jealous)

    • http://scrollsofvenarilnightblade.wordpress.com Venaril NightBlade

      Yeah! With Friends Of Israel. Can’t wait! I’ll try to send somewhat regular email updates if you wanna be on the list.
      (#you-can’t-be-jealous-cuz-you-were-in-Guatemala x)

    • Christopher Hopper

      I love that hash tag!

    • http://scrollsofvenarilnightblade.wordpress.com Venaril NightBlade

      B-)

  • DLouisa Ford

    Incredible!!

    • Christopher Hopper

      Thanks so much, Dee. Love your guts.

  • John J

    Me Encanta