Dear supporters of the House of Hope,
The end of the year is a great time to be able to not only look back at the year gone by but also to look forward to the coming year! This past year has been one in which we saw more families, churches and businesses from Chile become involved in our work in La Pintana. We have also seen the number of ways we are working increase. We are changing lives of children, teenagers and young ladies only because of your help and support. Thank you so much!
I was wearing a House of Hope shirt this past month when a woman ran up to me to tell me that she was from Chile. I had the opportunity to tell her of our work there. What was interesting was the look on her face when I said that our work was in La Pintana. She was fully aware of the great needs there but had problems comprehending going there to meet those needs. Each year as the number of workers increase, we become more aware of other ways in which we can make a difference in our community.
Most of those we work with are trapped in a cycle of poverty, addiction and abuse. We believe that lasting change comes from a change to the heart. That change is brought about by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That is the greatest gift that we have ever received and we love to share how others can receive that same gift.
Some of you who support us have never been to the House of Hope let alone Chile. We not only need those who physically work with the children and girls or do construction but also to provide financial and prayer support. Some of those who volunteer at and support the House of Hope do not have the same faith and beliefs that we have. All who volunteer see the results of what is being done!
On behalf of the Board, thank you for giving of yourselves and your time to the House of Hope and La Pintana! Together we can continue to change a community one person at a time!
If you do not understand the real reason that we celebrate Christmas, please ask one of the girls at the House of Hope. She or any of us on the Board or others at the House of Hope would love to talk with you!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you! May you each know the hope that we have! We look forward to working with each of you in 2017!
President – Board of Directors
Vision for Children, Inc.