Clarence and Marion Zirkle Wright rejoice at the goodness of God for all that He has done in Living Water Teaching for over 37 years. The vision given to Dr. Jim Zirkle in 1981 is gaining momentum, expanding, increasing in anointing, and continues to give life as the Word of God is ministered in 10 different nations. We continue to stir the waters of Latin America with faith, healing, and salvation and believe that the best is yet to come.

The ministry in Guatemala has seen tremendous growth as more and more students are hungry for the Word of God. We are training an average of 500+ students weekly with new students enrolling every week. The Word is transforming lives, healing sick bodies, and renewing the mind as to who they are in Christ Jesus. We are thankful for the more than 42,000 students that have been trained and sent out to carry the Gospel to surrounding communities and to the nations.


The campus in Guatemala is getting a new look with the ladies dorm already constructed and occupied with 18 girls and the men’s dorm will be finished shortly. We appreciate Gary and Pat VanderPol for donating the funds to build these two much needed buildings.

We need to build more housing for missionaries, a much larger kitchen and dining room, and make more space for the children studying in the ACE Academy. Growth brings opportunities to increase our faith. The Lord has spoken to Living Water Teaching to become “Rich in Faith” so we are spending more time in the Word, in prayer, and in the secret place. We want to hear clearly what the Lord is saying to LWT for the future years.

Our local church continues to grow in the three Sunday services and Wednesday night as the Word is being taught. People are coming from all over our city and we rejoice to see the church full in almost every service.

The opening of our orphanage “The Promised Home” will soon become a reality. The programs that the government requires have been written and sent for approval. We are in the process of buying all of the equipment required, furniture, appliances, clothing, shoes, toys etc. We will soon hear the patter of little feet!

If you would like to experience missions, we have opportunity for your youth during the summer months, two medical clinics per year, and a Christmas outreach for children during the month of December through Operation Shoebox.

The heart of Living Water Teaching is training nationals in the Word of God because the Lord tells us in His Word to make disciples. He also said to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, save the lost, and heal the sick which we are doing through our campaigns and fulfilling “The Great Commission”.

We are eternally thankful for our covenant partners and their gifts of love that enable us to train Bible school students, meet the spiritual and physical needs of thousands, touch youth through dramas, and give gifts to children and see their little faces light up because someone cared enough about them and showed them love. You are greatly appreciated and loved!

Considering a mission trip to Guatemala? 

Then consider the accommodations available to you at Living Water Teaching (LWT) Campus in the city of Quetzaltenango.

We are located in the western highlands of Guatemala where the weather is temperate year around; also known as "the land of eternal spring".

Quetzaltenango, or Xela (Shay-La) as it is known by the indigenous Maya is home to our thriving and successful Bible Institute. 

Here 30 full time Bible Institute students are housed in separate men's and women's dormitory style living.

In addition to these, we have sufficient facility to support your missionary / humanitarian group, large or small. 

Within the guarded walls of our 22 acre compound your group can rest peacefully; our security is on duty 24/7.

Choose from cozy apartment, three bedroom house, multi- room bungalow, or divided dorm; in any of these your group can be accommodated. 

There is even a large two story building for very large groups with bunk-house style living, leaders rooms with private bathroom, and community area.

The location of our campus is central to many of the indigenous Maya Indian villages and municipalities of this region. 

This means your group can accomplish their works or outreach than refresh in modest, familiar surroundings.

This is the perfect venue for peaceful reflection, spiritual services, or team meetings.

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