Safe Place

It’s 3:25 in the morning, the doorbell rings. “Hello, hello, hello, Uncle Danny, Aunt Stephanie!!!” Shouts from the street. Who is this 15 year-old teen-child covered in a blanket, shivering from the cold, asking for help because she couldn’t be with the person she was living with any more due to very complex situations. “I didn’t know where to go. Let me live with you. Please, I do not want to return to the home or live in the street.” We met this young woman 2 years ago because she lived in a children’s home close to us and attended the community hope program as well as classes in the community center. She was my student in drums but was frustrated because she said she couldn’t get the rhythm, yet she ended up playing a song at the end of the year in front of 100 people. She was also an English student of Stephanie in a nearby school where we help and was able to pass the course. She now lives with us and we hope to be able to make an integral contribution to her short life.

Prayer: God, help us to be able to open the doors of our house and our hearts to the people who need it through us.

Daniel Trujillo

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Incredible Opportunity

I got the incredible opportunity to spend the past two weeks in la pintana chile, staying at casa esperanza. (House of hope) It was the most amazing trip of my life. I was able to minister the words of God to the young girls and women who stayed in the house, as well as kids in the orphanages by the house.

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Independent Life?

Independencia

We asked a young woman who lives with us about her adaptation and she told us:

One of the things that I have like most is being able to do my own things and learn more,such as: How to wash in a washing machine for the first time because in the Home where I lived for 15 years I never washed because the caretakers did it and later where I lived as an adult we did not have a washing machine, so it was the first time that I did it. The same for cooking.

These little things are gigantic in the independent life. When we see this we also understand many other things about the reality of our youth and adolescents.

We ask for your prayers that we may adapt to one another and live together in peace.

Daniel Trujillo

Testimony, Nido de Aguilas Chile.

Thanks House of Hope!!!

Every student should live the experience of developing a social enterprise. Students in Chile can contribute not only to noble causes in our country, but this type of experience can also mean a lot in their learning. When we came to House of Hope, we wanted to help, to contribute with our enthusiasm and knowledge, to raise funds to rebuild the multi-purpose court, a dream cherished by the headquarters in La Pintana for many years – a  dream that as sportsmen we shared and valued in all its magnitude. We thought that the enjoyment of watching children run and enjoy sports activities would be our only reward, but today at the end of the year and having achieved our goal, we know that we are the main beneficiaries.

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NICOLE

House of Hope, in its residency program for young university women, has received around 30 girls during these six years of operation. This is not to mention the young people who are or have been part of the team of volunteers in workshops and in the hope school. There have been 30 girls, and today we will talk about Nicole – or Nico – as she is called by her friends.

She is 24 years old and is studying Elementary Education, majoring in English. She has lived in House of Hope for the last four years. Why did she come here? What was she looking for? Did she find it?

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