We are Thomas, karen, Matthew, and Sophia Beckworth. We started Merry Hearts 8 years ago to help put a smile on the hearts of orphans and the impoverished in Guatemala. Karen and I adopted our daughter Sophia from Guatemala in 2007 and in 2008 Guatemala was closed to adoptions. With a desire to help, we sought out several orphanages and in the end believed the orphanage, God Bless the Children was the one to adopt. Little did we know that this would lead Merry Hearts to where it is today, with a goal to purchase the home where God Bless the Children is located and to get clean water to every impoverished village we can reach in Guatemala. That could easily reach 2,000 water wells, and with 8 down we only have 1,992 to go.
Merry Hearts board members: Roy Anderson, Family and Marriage Counselor from Seattle WA; Ben Payne Business owner from San Diego, CA and Heath Cook Pastor from Willis Texas. They have all traveled multiple times to Guatemala with Thomas.