Project 004: Haven of Hope - San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Project Description

Witness hope rising in this beautiful mountainous indigenous community. Witness children in traditional Indian attire who work instead of going to school because they have to find food for their families, but now have a place to receive a meal, education, counseling and love. Witness a community plagued with indigenous pagan religious beliefs but now have a church where they can learn about the love of Jesus Christ. 

 

For several years The Hope Movement has been traveling into this mountain village to minister to the people who have been forgotten by society. We travel up a mountain by car, walk down the hillside, cross a river and walk up a hillside to arrive in this village. The pastor has been ministering to this community for over four years and has a small church made of wood and pieces of metal. The indigenous people survive off the land, making their own traditional clothing, planting vegetables and raising animals. The Hope Movement will be building a cement church building by the river for easier access for the community and in 2014 we installed a water well and purification system to provide clean water to the people. In July 2014 we opened a feeding/ education center in the church where over 50 children who do not attend church are coming to the center to receive a hot meal, education, counseling and love. This outreach center is opening the doors to reach the families for Jesus Christ, breaking the bondage of pagan religious traditions, abuse and hopelessness.

 

Empowering and Unifying the Church

The Hope Movement understands the importance of the church's responsibility to step outside of the four walls to serve the community. Often charities invest funds in buildings and salaries when there are many churches that already have a building, volunteers from their congregation and an established relationship with the community but they lack the financial resources and training to launch programs which incorporate spiritual and social outreach. 

 

The Hope Movement partners with churches with a heart to serve and step outside of the comfort zone and develop a relationship with the church. We evaluate the community’s needs and the church's available resources. We then shake the comfort zone of the church to inspire the congregation to assist their Pastor in fulfilling the purpose of the church, provide financial resources for food and education expenses and provide on-going training and monitoring of the program. This allows the church to fulfill the vision of God and allows the Hope Movement to expand our reach, feeding and education more with less. 

 

  • You are The Hope Movement, we are a team in the work of God, we can not fulfill our calling without you. Just as our calling is to go and work in the mission field to transform lives, you have a profound calling to give to help sustain the work being accomplished.

     

    As the word of God has directed us in 2 Corinthians 9, "Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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