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Help Feed and Educate Children

We provide over 3,000 meals every month in our Haven of Hope centers in Guatemala. Unfortunately people have not been consistently donating although we have been consistently doing the work each day helping those in need.

 

We are lacking funds to continue and we need your help to continue feeding, educating and counseling children and families in Guatemala.

 

Please give a donation to help us continue to help vulnerable children in Guatemala and around the world.

Guatemala: Teaching Theology 101

The Hope Movement does not just want to meet the physical needs of children and families but also plant seeds of the Gospel in their hearts and make disciples of Christ. Often programs for children whether it be a feeding center, school, orphanage, children's church or Sunday school we water down the Gospel to be at their "level" in fact we do this for adults as well. Most professing Christians don't even know the basics of theology such as Who God really is, the depravity of man, repentance, justification, adoption, election, sanctification and much more. These are essential in order to be a Christian. 

 

Guatemalan's Helping in Time of Need

The month of December has been difficult for The Hope Movement. Lack of donations have caused us to suspend activities and threatened to close centers, but we are trusting in God's provision as this is His vision, His work. In middle of the suffering people like the Villanueva family in Guatemala stepped up as a family and collected needed supplies to help us continue feeding the hungry. They came out this week to cook and minister to the children in our Haven of Hope Center in Escuintla, Guatemala.

 

Video: Children worshiping God in the Haven of Hope - Escuintla, Guatemala

Although we are feeding children who lack food at home, although we are educating children who lack education from parents, the most important seed we can plant in their hearts is the Gospel.

 

Video: The Hope Movement In Action - November 2016

Check out The Hope Movement In Action in November 2016!

 

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Special Event in Guatemala Sponsored by Walmart Chains

On November 17th we organized an event sponsored by Walmart called "Sponsor a child, with a Gift" celebrating the month of the child.

They chose the "Haven of Hope because they searched several options throughout the entire city and could not find an option. One of the mothers of the children who attend our Haven of Hope center suggested The Hope Movement and so they selected us to organize this event. They provided the chairs, shirts, pinatas, and gifts for over 60 children.

 

Volunteers from local stores came out to assist as well.

Meet Nahomy

Meet just one of the hundreds of children we serve each day. Nahomy is 3 years old and regularly attends our activities in the Haven of Hope in Escuintla, Guatemala. Her father in currently in prison unjustifiable in Peten, Guatemala (Northern region of Guatemala in the jungles) and we have been supporting by providing daily meals to Nahomy and her family, but the wonderful thing is in an act of gratitude her family donate vegetables when they can to the center to feed other children.

Volunteer Music Teacher in Guatemala

We have been blessed to have a volunteer Samuel Maldonado in our Haven of Hope Center in Escuintla, Guatemala. He will be assisting 2 or 3 times a week teaching the children to play piano, guitar and flute. Music is a powerful tool to teach discipline, coordination and increase self-esteem. We pray that through donations we can hire him to work part-time on a consistent basis to develop a music program which has been a goal for our founder, Jonathan Roiz, a musician and songwriter.

Searching for Hope

Sandra is only 11 years old and she lives with her two younger sisters, her Mother, and her Grandmother in a aluminum one room hut that has no bathroom, no water, and no electricity which they built 8 months ago on an abandoned lot next to the Haven of Hope Center which was used by the neighbors as a trash dump where you could find used drug needles, and piles of trash. The children are from different men, her Mother does not work, and brings different abusive men into their one room shack each night. 

 

Sandra was sponsored by Christian Children’s Fund, but her sponsorship ceased because they closed the office that was supporting her. A Christian family took Sandra into their home, and offered her a better life, a private school education, and her own room. But a year ago the child sponsorship stopped, and her Mother made her return to live with her so that little Sandra can work to support the family.

 

Sandra went from living in a Christian home with a room of her own, education, and hope for the better future, to living in a one room shack that has no bathroom, no water, and no electricity. Sandra works from early in the morning to late at night helping her family to survive. Her eyes are tired, her heart is heavy, and she longs for hope.

 

She has big dreams for the future, but her only hope is the Haven of Hope Center since there are no outreach centers or programs in Escuintla. This is a child who you can help by supporting us to make this vision into a reality.

My Two Dreams

Her name is Nayeli Esmeralda. She is 8 years old. When asked when her birthday is, she replied “I don’t know, all I know it has past”. Her eyes tell a story of a child who lost her Mother because she left her with family . A child living in extreme poverty, and is malnourished physically and emotionally. She holds your hand in a way that cries out Never Let Me Go! On New Years day 2010 we provided her with some new clothing, and shoes. When asked what are her dreams she replied, “To have my family united, and that the poor children will have clothes and food”. 

 

This precious child who is suffering greatly set aside her own pain to think of others. Help us help her by supporting the Haven of Hope Center. 

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