Update Matching Gift!!!

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Dear Friends, we have good news and some even better news ! Because of your prayers, love and  generosity we have been able to raise a total of $5,125.00 as of today October 25th. Do I hear an amen ? Remember our goal is $10,000.  Now for even better news, this loving generous church, San Marcos has extended the time period needed to raise these funds from October 30th until November 30th. This calls for another praise ! Thank you Jesus. For every dollar you donate they will match it with fifty cents up to a maximum of $5000. That is why it is so important for us to raise $10,000. so that we can receive their match of $5000.

Can you help us? Will you help us? Our ministry is growing and ministering to over 900 orphans and street kids. Go to our website visionforchildren.net and hit the Donate Button right now. Please donate by using either PayPal or Stewardship Technologies.  Thank you for all that you do for our ministry. May God bless you !

Tom

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Final Update Vera

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I am back in Germany for two weeks now and I really miss the time I had at House of Hope. When I arrived in July one of the girls told me that they could be my new family for this three month and I did not believe her. I thought that it would be difficult be become a part of their group, but I was wrong! After a few weeks, or maybe days I noticed that the girls are not simply living together, they actually are a family! And they made it easy for me to become a part of it. The work of the whole ministry is incredible and it is a special pleasure for me that I had the opportunity to work with them. Continue reading “Final Update Vera”

Matching Gift!!!!

GRUPAL HOH 2015

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Dear Friends, God is blessing our ministry and we are growing and He is providing us with an opportunity to meet the financial needs of that growth. Please continue to read the below communication and pray about how you can help!

THE WHAT 

Your Donation Can Grow by 50%!

The San Marcos Church in Santiago, Chile has been supporting the House of Hope for many years.  This year, San Marcos Church has once again challenged their congregation to donate towards the October work project at the House of Hope.  In addition, the church itself will make a matching gift of 50% of all the members’ designated gifts received by October 30th!  On top of that donation, the church will also make a matching gift of 50% of all gifts designated for the October work project made by everyone who donates – even those in the United States and any other country!  SO, if you donate $1,000 by October 30th, San Marcos will donate $500!  There is a cap of $5,000 from San Marcos.  To reach this cap, we need $10,000 donated between now and October 30th.Continue reading “Matching Gift!!!!”

Community work

Four weeks ago I started to work at two different schools in La Pintana. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays I am helping at the „Forjadores del Fututo“-School, on Thursdays and Fridays I go to the „Las Rosas“-School, which is a special needs school. The work at these two schools is completely different,which makes it very interesting! At the „Forjadores del Futuro“-School I am helping in grade 3. There are almost 25 children in the classroom and it is sometimes difficult to work with all of them. Sometimes I repeat myself over and over again, saying: „Keep on working…sit down…copy the question from the blackboard…please finish your task now …“ but I think it is worth the trouble if the children can be proud of themselves after finishing a task and getting good grades for it. It makes me happy to see them content about their work.In the last week the children and their teacher started to prepare for the national holiday around the 18th of September, which will be celebrated in school with performances of different dances.One day they practiced to dance „Cueca“, which is the national dance of Chile. It is great for me to have the opportunity to be part of that, as I have never seen something comparable at a German school.

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Internship Update.

Hello, my name is Vera Arenz, I am 20 years old and I am from Cologne, Germany. After my student exchange (6 month) in 2013/14 in Chile I was always sure about returning to this beautiful country after finishing school in Germany. A few month ago I finshed school and here I am! Three weeks ago I arrived in Santiago de Chile to live in the House of Hope and to work in the orphanage La Granja and hogar Caro as a volunteer. It is always funny to play with the children: climbing trees, jumping the jump rope, ride bikes or play volleyball or hide and seek.

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