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Our fourth year at the House of Hope!

HOH HAPPY B 2014 This is our fourth year at the House of Hope!  I must admit that what I had envisioned is not exactly what is happening.  I expected that we would be absolutely full and planning on additional House of Hopes.  We can provide shelter, food and an education but it is harder to defeat the demons that dwell deep within each of the girls we have ministered to.  This defeat takes love, compassion, time but most of all a relationship with the Great Physician and Healer!  Even so, these demons – fears, memories, remorse, guilt and others – come to the surface all too often.  We have had several girls over the past four years that have moved into the House of Hope and have left.  Some have finished their high school educations but this year, some have not.  We cannot give up but must continue to work in the lives of these older girls. One change that has occurred over the past year is a renewed desire to reach La Pintana for Christ.  This has caused us to look at the younger aged children of La Pintana.  The graduation rate for La Pintana from high school is about 30%.  We began working in one of the schools helping teach English.  Then we were instrumental in beginning a band at that same school.  What a change in the lives of those involved in this band!  The new building at the House of Hope is not yet fully completed but is already being used to teach music in the neighborhood.  It also is being used to have a Kids Zone each week to teach children about Jesus.  Our goal was initially to finish enough of the building for use by the microbusiness.  Now we are filling the partially completed rooms with children learning how to play musical instruments.  This is only the beginning!  We have a burden for reaching the younger children and helping them prepare for a brighter future! PROV 22 Just as we incorporated in the United States as Vision for Children, we are changing our non-profit in Chile to be Vision for Children – Chile.  Our focus is not only on the needs of the young ladies but also the children and the community. Our name change in the United States was based on a desire to go into other countries.  By the time you read this, we will have a property donated to us in New York which will be used as a House of Hope right here in the USA!  We are excited in the direction that God is leading us! I am honored to be able to work with Vision for Children.  Would you like to help us expand our borders?  Please donate now and help change the future for children in Santiago and soon in the United States!  We will not go into debt to expand.  If want more information on how you can volunteer in Santiago, Chile or New York, please contact us.  We are sending a team to Chile in October.  If you can, please use the “Donate” button to make a tax-deductible gift today! Bob Howen, President Vision for Children PLAN DE TRABAJO VFC 2014.  2

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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