Nelson Rivas and his family moved to Guatemala City on September 11, 2007. They began by evangelizing neighborhoods with the help of mission teams from the states as well as from El Salvador and by starting home Bible Studies. These groups grew very quickly and in January 2008 Vida Nueva Guatemala was founded. From its birth until August 2016, Vida Nueva Guatemala met in an ever increasing number of Ball Rooms of the Hotel Westin Camino Real in the Zone 10 of Guatemala City. In August 2016, they moved just two blocks away to their own new location, and again in May of 2017 to another location where they are currently renting monthly. Vida Nueva Guatemala continues to grow numerically and spiritually. Their services are every Sunday morning at 9:45AM.
Vida Nueva Guatemala has a current membership of 288 people (January 2017). Every year new believers are discipled one on one and baptized. 52 people are currently receiving Discipleship and recently 11 new believers were baptized. There are currently 31 adults in the Bible Training CRESER ministry. Vida Nueva Guatemala has a strong Discipleship team, a thriving Children’s ministry, a God honoring Praise and Worship team, a growing Youth ministry, a service minded Deacon team, and very caring Home Life Groups.