Darlene Jasso is the Co-Founder and Communications Director of Little Angels of Mary, a nonprofit in Guatemala that provides nutrition and education support to indigenous children and families. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Darlene graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a B.A. in Communication Arts. Soon after, she married her college sweetheart, an exchange student from Guatemala and moved to Guatemala in 2016.

Darlene and her husband became English teachers at a low-income school in Guatemala City and quickly noticed the learning disabilities the children had due to their lack of nutrition as infants and toddlers. This is what inspired them to start their ministry in rural Guatemala with a nutrition program in 2022, providing workshops to mothers in their native Mayan language, Kaqchikel. At the beginning of 2023, they opened the doors to their preschool program that provides quality education to the youngest children of the community in Santa Apolonia, Guatemala. Their mission is to be instruments of God’s love by providing nutritional support and quality education to disadvantaged children from indigenous communities in Guatemala.



September 24, 2023

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God’s ways are far better than our ways, so let’s work towards living more “like him”, or we could also say “like her”, who is not only a caring father, but also a loving and giving mother.

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