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.
Continue reading She Was Only 5 Years Old
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.
This is a video of our mission in our community painting the C&MA La Granja Girls’ Home. A 64-member team working together to say, “We are the Church.” thanks to W.R.
Dear supporters of the House of Hope,
The end of the year is a great time to be able to not only look back at the year gone by but also to look forward to the coming year! This past year has been one in which we saw more families, churches and businesses from Chile become involved in our work in La Pintana. We have also seen the number of ways we are working increase. We are changing lives of children, teenagers and young ladies only because of your help and support. Thank you so much!
I was wearing a House of Hope shirt this past month when a woman ran up to me to tell me that she was from Chile. I had the opportunity to tell her of our work there. What was interesting was the look on her face when I said that our work was in La Pintana. She was fully aware of the great needs there but had problems comprehending going there to meet those needs. Each year as the number of workers increase, we become more aware of other ways in which we can make a difference in our community. Continue reading Feliz Navidad!!!