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.
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.
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
The joy I have been receiving while working at the schools La Rosas and Miguel Angel has been unexplainable. I go to Miguel Angels with a girl from Casa Esperanza and help with English on Mondays and Wednesdays, on Thursdays and Friday’s I go to La Rosa’s which is a special needs school. Working at the schools has taught me to be creative with showing the love of Christ and serving. Some days the teachers say they do not need any help so one day I colored with a girl who could not speak all day. I went home feeling a little discouraged because I didn’t really do anything but I next day when I arrived she had the biggest smile on her face and ran towards me to give me a hug. God taught me in the moment that just a small act of kindness such as coloring with a girl is still kingdom work and is showing love.Continue reading “Amanda Update”
On Sunday July 10th, 2016 Vision for Children’s Executive
Director Tom Orme had the opportunity to share the vision of the House of
Hope ministry in La Pintana Chile with the congregation of the Warren
Chapel, a church of the Nazarene in Tullahoma TN. Tom felt the ministry was
well received by the congregation and has requested that they consider
supporting the ministry, thanks Jesus to help us.
I am a witness to the first person in the history of their family to finish their secondary education. I am also a witness to many young women who struggle every day to change their future. I am a witness of a young woman who leaves drugs and changes direction in order to serve others. I am a witness to the happiness of a young woman who finishes the university process everyone said was impossible, by going “upstream”, against our culture and the segregation that we experience. I am also a witness of pain, suffering and violence to a degree that I dare not write.
There is a lot of evil, but we believe that to overcome evil we must do good (Romans 12:21). This has led us at House of Hope, dear brothers and friends, to fight against the evil, the inequality, and the injustice here in La Pintana, Chile.Continue reading “We need your Help!”