When we thought of House of Hope as a residence for young people, our mind and heart was with the teenagers who were abandoned/vulnerable and also with the 5-year-old girls that we knew whose lives would be very difficult because there was no nuclear and extended family to take charge of them, to care for them, to educate them and above all to love them.
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Dear VFC Family, I pray that this communication finds you and your family doing well. Believe it or not, October is just around the corner and it is time to begin thinking and praying about “ you “ coming to Chile. We would love to have you as a part of our Team working at the House of Hope and helping to change lives. You can make a difference! It doesn’t matter what level of skills you have, what matters is do you have a heart for Jesus and do you want to make a difference in the lives of street and orphaned children. If you do, please come or send someone and become that “ light “ that is so desperately needed in the community of La Pintana Chile. Attached is our promotional flyer along with our application and release forms. If you have any questions please give me a call @ 615 973 9837. Continue reading Next Trip
In our country, the policy for children in residence is that the child not reside more than one calendar year in an “orphanage” home, which in many cases does not happen. This social problem affects thousands of young people who are treated as adults, which on the one hand they are by chronological age, but are not prepared for independent living. Our Foundation acts to fill the gaps that are generated due to this failure in the law. We cannot remain oblivious to system failures that affect lives and dignity. For the girls in homes the question “what do you want to be when you are an adult?” the answer is simply to survive.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
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For the presentation of our artistic academic year in the Pintana community center, we had the opportunity of having among our guests the ambassador of the United States in Chile, Mrs. Carol Z. Perez. As all those who attended, she was very happy to see the presentations of our students: piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, violin, crafts. There was also a moment of sharing what our Foundation does in the area of social justice with a communitarian and ecological Christian point of view. Carolina gave a moving testimony of life with us during the past 2 years as she studied journalism. The reflection and appreciation were given by the Director Daniel Trujillo who recalled what Pastor Martin Luther King said: “It is always a good moment to do what is right.”
Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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