Nuevo Reto History
In 1999, the Lord impressed on my heart the need to get properties for the ministry. At that time, we were still running the ministry in a rental house, a four-bedroom house that used to be our house, the church building, the children’s home and the ministry office. We found land for the Nuevo Reto building but we did not have the money to purchase it.
About Pastor Jacob Castillo
Pastor Jacobo Castillo is an ordained minister born in Guatemala city on July 19, 1962. He is the second of seven kids in his family. His parents were not professionals, so he had to learn from the very beginning to live in an atmosphere of extreme poverty.
Templo De La Gloria
Since we started in 1991, the Lord gave us the vision of becoming a very unusual church. We had very clear in our hearts that before having a nice church building we had to put every effort to provide a nice home for the street kids.
Nuevo Reto was founded in 1991 with the vision of offering hope to the unfortunate children wandering the streets. For some of them it is due to the lack of parental attention, others have been orphaned, and others have run away from abusive home environments.
Our mission is not only providing housing, formal education, feeding, medical attention, counseling, clothing, and any other needs they may have. Our goal it to keep a family atmosphere where our kids can grow safe and secure.