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The gift of music

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We are in search of good used or new instruments in support of the workshop in casa esperanza, and the Big Band that we support. It is a part of the school of 400 children (Forjadores del Futuro School) that we are very involved with plus La Pintana community. This is a very poor area and school and many of their students come from 7 area orphanages. This band is making such a difference in the lives of these kids! Please note the below list of the needed instruments. Can you help us out? I would love to take as many of these instruments to Chile with me in Jun to save on shipping costs or if you are in Chile contact Daniel Trujillo to email casaesperanza.vpc@gmail.com or call 6-2254287

Talk to your family and friends and see what you can help us round up.


Update Instruments needed: 

  • 5 Guitars
  • 2 Guitar amplifier
  • 1 Trumpet
  • 1 Saxophone


I know that there are many of these instruments out there not being used. Please help us out. If you have an instrument you can send it to: Vision for Chile, 1176 Olde Cameron Lane, Franklin, TN 37067, call me at 615.973.9837 or email me.

If we are unable to collect enough donated instruments, we will need to purchase instruments in Chile.  So you can also donate funds to cover this expense.  You can do that by using the donate button below.

Thanks and God bless!

IMG_7196Dear Friends & Family, I pray that you are enjoying this time of year, especially with the Christmas holiday upon us. What a great time to spend with love ones and give thanks for our many blessings.

2011 has been a year where the Vision for Chile / House of Hope ministry has been truly blessed by the Lord. I won’t lie to you and tell you that it has been an easy year, in fact it has been a very difficult year. However every
day we see the hand of God blessing our ministry and the lives of the girls that we support. We thank God for you and your families. Your prayers are felt daily. Many of you have come to Chile as a part of our work teams. What a blessing you have been to me, our staff and the girls of the Hogar and the House of Hope. Your financial support has been overwhelming ! In June of 2011 we were very close to closing the House of Hope however so many of you began to pray and send money that  today the House of Hope remains open as is very optimistic about the future. Praise God for all that you do.

Lately we have been experiencing a great deal of local support in Santiago Chile by the ex-pat community. We caught the eye of a new newspaper ” I Love Chile ” They came out to see us and wrote the attached article. I am excited to have such a well written article about our ministry and how people can help. I hope that you enjoy reading this article as much as I did.

We are fast approaching the end of 2011. We praise God for all that you have done for us this year. You guys know me. I will continue to challenge you to come along side of us and get involved. Please continue to pray ! Prayer is the backbone of our existence. Please continue to come. We are putting together an exciting team for February / March 2012. Come and be a part of us in 2012. It will change your life. And lastly please continue to give financially. It cost us over $8000. per month to operate the House of Hope. We need your monthly support. In fact it would be awesome if you could give a 2011 year end gift. Please do ! We love you and thank you. We could not do what we do without you. God bless !

Tom OrmeDear Friends & Family, I pray that you are enjoying this time of year, especially with the Christmas holiday upon us. What a great time to spend with love ones and give thanks for our many blessings.

2011 has been a year where the Vision for Chile / House of Hope ministry has been truly blessed by the Lord. I won’t lie to you and tell you that it has been an easy year, in fact it has been a very difficult year. However every
day we see the hand of God blessing our ministry and the lives of the girls that we support. We thank God for you and your families. Your prayers are felt daily. Many of you have come to Chile as a part of our work teams. What a blessing you have been to me, our staff and the girls of the Hogar and the House of Hope. Your financial support has been overwhelming ! In June of 2011 we were very close to closing the House of Hope however so many of you began to pray and send money that  today the House of Hope remains open as is very optimistic about the future. Praise God for all that you do.

Lately we have been experiencing a great deal of local support in Santiago Chile by the ex-pat community. We caught the eye of a new newspaper ” I Love Chile ” They came out to see us and wrote the attached article. I am excited to have such a well written article about our ministry and how people can help. I hope that you enjoy reading this article as much as I did.

We are fast approaching the end of 2011. We praise God for all that you have done for us this year. You guys know me. I will continue to challenge you to come along side of us and get involved. Please continue to pray ! Prayer is the backbone of our existence. Please continue to come. We are putting together an exciting team for February / March 2012. Come and be a part of us in 2012. It will change your life. And lastly please continue to give financially. It cost us over $8000. per month to operate the House of Hope. We need your monthly support. In fact it would be awesome if you could give a 2011 year end gift. Please do ! We love you and thank you. We could not do what we do without you. God bless !

Tom Orme

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Help us close out 2013 with a bang

2014SparklerDearest friends and family,
As 2013 draws to a close, we hope you will remember Vision for Chile in your giving. The support you provide will help us continue to provide hope for the girls at The House of Hope, at the Hogar, and at Forjadores del Futuro School. We have big plans for 2013 and we need your help to accomplish these goals in the coming year.

Thank you for your continued support of Vision for Chile [a ministry of Vision for Children, Inc].

Blessings in the coming year,
Tom Orme


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Did you see our latest newsletter?  We took pause to look back at the blessings from the Lord in 2013. If you missed it, you can read it now by clicking the link below.

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Team 1 Final Update

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Hello Friends and Family, Team One is now home and resting up from a great trip. They were awesome. In the final days before they left we had a No Talent, Talent show. Believe it or not we had some very good talent show up. It is hard to believe but we had some special signing from Tio Chocolateto and Lee Meier’s. Way to go guys. We also had a very interesting act put on by Bob Howen, It was so special we are still trying to figure out what he did and maybe why he did it ? But we love you Tio Bob. And then the House of Hope Girls put on a special act trying to imitate one of our morning meetings. That is hard to do but they did it well. Especially when Nicole played the part of Tio Bob. Wow ! What a fun time. We had Paul from Alaska or is it Iowa or is it Idaho [ it is one of those ] put on a special routine. Thanks Paul. And of special note we had Ann Marie play the part of a human pretzel and put her body in positions that made the rest of us hurt. If I tried that it would split me in two.

And then we had the real talent from Daniel and Jessica. Wow are they talented. Thanks guys for a great show.
The real reason for the party was to celebrate our first graduates, Damy and Cynthia. We are so proud of them. They are the first in their family to graduate from both high school and to obtain a higher education degree. Please pray for them as they are seeking God’s direction for their future.
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On Saturday, the day the team departed for home, we had a volunteer day. It was San Marcos day. A local English speaking church that fully supports the House of Hope. That day we had 29 volunteers. Boy did we get a lot of work done. Thank you San Marcos.
On the construction side of our work, Team One was able to complete the electrical work, put on the building wrap in preparation for the siding, loaded all of the sheet rock into the new building [ thank you volunteers ] and get the engineering plans complete for our plumbing. The construction of the building is looking very good.

So we thank you Team One, Bob, Dick, Charlie, Sherrel, Hannah, Chip, Paul and Lee. Thank you for saying yes and thank you for serving. God bless you all !

Team One First Update


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This is our first update to let you know that we have all arrived safely. Some came last week to get things ready and others arrived on Sunday and Monday. Our key phrase has always been “Be Flexible.” This has been especially important for those flying out of Nashville this year! It took Tom an extra day to get to Dallas while Hannah had to run from her arrival gate to her departure gate!

Our goal this trip is to finish the micro-business and training space. After one day, we have finished all of the wiring in the training room and half in the micro-business room! The interior door to the micro-business room and two other interior doors have been framed. Some of the second floor wiring runs through the ceiling of the micro-business. Much of the prep work is done for that! It looks as if we may be able to get the siding completed as well as the laundry.

During our devotional time, we are doing a study entitled “Radical” with the girls. It looks like it should be a good study. The food has been great (as always!). The girls are helping cook and are introducing us to more Chilean foods. It is good to hear the girls share with us using more English. Their English is improving better than our Spanish!

We ask for your continued prayers and praise God for the final tally of the matching gift challenge! Check out our website, http://www.visionforchile.org, for more information!

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Matching Grant Update 2

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Ok Friends and Family, as of midnight Friday night we have received a total of $6,350. in donations. Do I hear an Amen ? We thank all of you for praying and donating. Our Matching Grant donor has given us an additional 24 hours to raise our total to $10,000. So we have until Saturday night at midnight.  I know we can do it. You can do it. Please help us out ! Use PayPal or send a check. If you send a check let me know so we can add it to our total. Our facebook is reaching over 10,000 people. We need all of you to give a little to make this happen. Please let us hear from you.

Casa esperanza 2009Queridos amigos y familia: siendo la medianoche de ayer, el monto recaudado en donaciones ascendía a los $6.350 dólares. ¿Quién dice Amén?
Queremos agradecer a todos por estar donando y orando. Nuestro sponsor donador nos ha dado otras 24 horas para poder recaudar el total de nuestra meta de $10.000 dólares, por lo que tenemos tiempo para continuar donando hasta la medianoche del sábado 5. ¡Es posible lograrlo! Por favor, no dejen de ayudarnos. Pueden donar por medio de Paypal o de cheques. Si envían cheques, por favor, hágannos saber para poder sumarlo al monto. Tenemos más de 10.000 contactos en Facebook y con la ayuda de todos podemos llegar a la meta.