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 !
Continue reading Update Matching Gift!!!
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!
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!!!!
Join us in building Hope
As our two October teams are getting ready to leave for Santiago in just a little over a week, we are making all our final preparations to prepare for the big month of construction we have ahead at The House of Hope. We’re looking forward to adding new rooms so that more girls can be nurtured as they grow into amazing women that fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. We’ll also be adding a space for their micro business Accesorios Esperanza where they are getting hands-on experience in the intricacies of running an organization; lessons they will be able to use for many years to come. It’s an exciting time of growth and rejoicing in what the Lord is doing!
As we draw close to our departure, we’ve encountered a hurdle. We know these additions will be beautiful and well utilized – but as things currently stand the vision is missing something that we need your help with – windows, doors, flooring and walls! Can you imagine?
God has graciously provided a way – as He always does! An anonymous VFC friend has offered a $10,000 gift with the condition that we obtain a matching amount before we leave for Chile (October 4th)! With your gift, the gift of other VFC friends and family, and this matching $10,000 we will have the funds for our construction work teams to build. So will you help us reach this goal? Can you help us buy a door for $250? A piece of sheet rock for the walls for $10? A window for $300? A square foot piece of floor tile for $2? Every gift helps. Together, we can see this beautiful vision come to fruition!!
You can give here or here by notating “$10K Matching Gift” in the comment section, or you can send us a check written to Vision for Chile at 1176 Olde Cameron Lane, Franklin, TN 37067. If you send a check, will you also send us an email so we can be sure it counts towards our $10,000 goal?
Thank you for your continued support and your prayers as we work to build Hope in Santiago in Christ’s name.
Be a part of what’s happening in Chile today by building Hope from right where you are! (Matching Gift Opportunity)
It may not seem like a big deal; a school has a big band program, so what? Well, for the students of this program in La Pintana, Santiago, big band is about much more than music. Many of these children come from strained families in which drug and alcohol abuse, as well as gang activity, are a part of their daily reality. By having rehearsals twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, this program is not only keeping kids off the streets where they could engage in these activities as well, but it is also providing these students with a constructive outlet for any frustrations or trials they may be facing at home.
By learning songs such as James Brown’s, I Feel Good, these students have a clear goal set before them to accomplish. More so, these kids experience true joy and pride when they reach these goals by playing concerts for the community. Involvement in the big band program means earning a sense of self worth as you play a key role which no other person can fill in the band. It also means earning self confidence as you set goals and work hard to achieve them. It also means earning hope that there is more to life than following in the steps of your parents, siblings, or friends because you now know that you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to.
Music is so much more than playing notes and learning scales; it is learning valuable, God-given truths which in turn build the foundation necessary for success in the lives of these children. I am so proud to have the privilege and honor of seeing these kids grow as they have a blast playing one of my favorite things; music.
Megan Bogus, Intern
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We are building for the future of our Girls. Can you partner with us to make this a reality?
WE NEED YOUR HELP! It is estimated that over 45 girls in the La Pintana area orphanages will turn 18 within the next 5 years.
God is blessing the House of Hope!
To all of our friends and family, it is so exciting to be at the House of Hope and watch God at work. He is changing the lives of our young women and we are reaching our community for Jesus Christ. We are building for the future. We are asking you to partner with us to make this a reality. We presently have 12 young women. Our goal is to increase that number to 25 within the next 12 months. We are in phase 3 of a 4 phase building project. We are adding additional bedrooms for an 20 more young women, space for a micro business “ House of Hope Accessories “ and space to house future short term teams. This coming October we are taking two teams to Santiago to continue the construction. We need your help to purchase the following building supplies:
16 windows at $300. each
8 doors at $250. each
12 toilets at $200. each
13 sinks at $300. each
12 bathtubs at $900. each
4000 square feet of tile at $2.00 per square foot
600 sheets of sheet rock $10. Each
A workstation for the micro business at a cost of $1000.
Can you help us out? Can you purchase one or more of these items? Maybe you and your family or a group of your friends or church can go together to help buy 25 sheets of sheet rock or 50 square foot of tile or a bathtub? We need your help to accomplish what God has called us to do! Can you help us meet the needs of these very precious young women?
If you can, please Donate now. Go to the donate button and give. Thank you so much for helping us make a difference!
Te necesitamos, the house of hope girl need you