Monday, March 31, 2014

Small things.

Some days I'm floating on clouds. I can't believe I get to live this life, yet other days I just want to go back to being comfortable. I'm not sure those feeling will ever go away- no matter how long I live here- but through all of the hard times I have seen God move mountains.



Lately, we have been attacked at every angle, and that excites me. It excites me because I know that every time Satan starts moving, God moves more. Its been hard and many times I have thought about giving up, but I won't quit. I know what lies ahead for me. I know who wins. So I celebrate the small victories like when Yesenia starts calling her houseparents mommy and daddy



and when Andres gets his first tooth



when Carlos learns to forgive

when Jessica realizes she never has to be alone



when Michel hears her baby's heart beat for the first time

when Vilma learns to write her name



when Stefany gets up the courage to dance for the Lord

when Griselda takes communion



and when Kimberly understands that she is valuable. 

The Holy Spirit is working here and lives are being changed, even when it hurts- not all at once, but through the small things. So I choose to praise Him.


Monday, March 17, 2014


“We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.” -Mother Teresa

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Give future.

 When you give up your lunch and give to someone else, you are not only helping provide a year of education, you are giving something that will last much longer than that. You are giving a child that has lost all hope the chance to move forward.



You are giving the little girl who was gang raped the chance to forget her past and build a future.

You are giving the 13 year old mother the chance to learn how to provide for her child.



You are giving the 16 year old deaf boy the chance to learn to communicate.

You are giving the girl who was locked in a room for 6 years the chance to heal.


You are giving the burn victim the chance to show his face without fear of judgement.


You are giving the prostitute's daughter the chance to break  the cycle and be the first to work for something better.


You are giving the 16 year old second grader the chance to learn at her own pace without being embarassed.

You are giving the 6 year old severely abused boy the chance to learn in a safe environment.



You are giving future. You are giving life.



Let me share with you the story of David. Since David was just two years old he has lived in an institution. Because of the scars on his face, he has always been made fun of by the other students, making him not want to go to school and not want to learn. Now, he is thriving. He loves being homeschooled and learning in a place where he feels comfortable.In order to be able to afford for David to continue his homeschooling we need your help. Can you spare your lunch to give kids like David a chance?

"John replied, "If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry."- Luke 3:11

 Join me in giving up your lunch to invest in a child like David. You can make a difference that will last a lifetime. All it takes is One Day-One Lunch.

To give click here: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=AEF1206E91774B4

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Meet Jessica.

This year, Jessica will be homeschooled so that she can catch up without being made  fun of and so that she can care for her daughter. Will you be a part of her future? Join me for One Day-One Lunch.

To make a difference give to: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=AEF1206E91774B4

Thursday, January 9, 2014

All day today children have been skipping up to me and asking me how many more days until they get to go to school. We had a team this week bring school supplies which has made them very anxious to be able to use their new backpacks. I watch as their eyes light up when they look at their folders and pencils ready to be used, and I realize that I don't know how I will tell them if they can't go to the schools they need to be in. In order for them to be able to be homeschooled at Village of Hope so that they will not once again be rejected for their disease, once again not be made fun of because they are pregnant at 13, deaf, scarred, and for the first time attending school at age 16- we need your help. To be able to provide them with that kind of schooling it will cost $10,000 in a years time- something a new ministry just doesn't have. We need your help. Will you help to provide more than just and education, but a hope and a future. You can make a difference. All it takes is one day-one lunch.

  To give to a better future click here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One Day-One Lunch-One Friend.

Its that time of the year again. February 3rd will mark the 4th annual One Day-One Lunch! (Click here to read how it all got started.)


Our mission at Village of Hope is to provide faith, family, and a future to those in need. Many of the children at Village of Hope have never been to school before. Some because they could never afford it, others because they weren't allowed in because of their disease. Some of our children are 16 and in second grade, others are teenage moms and had to drop out to take care of their babies. When I ask them what their plans are for their future they tell me they want to be doctors and lawyers and teachers. Fashion designers and police men. Each and every one of them has a dream, and it includes finishing school first.

These kids may come from some of the hardest and saddest circumstances I have ever heard of- but stil they have goals just like any other kid. They want to leave their past in the past and move on to their future. At Village of Hope-they have been given a new beginning.



We have found schools that can help them to achieve their goals- deaf schools, schools where they can finish two grades in one year, a homeschool program so some can study here because their circumstances make it hard for them to be in a normal school. We want to help them to have the best future they can have, because we know that God has big plans for them, but because they require special schools, our expenses rise.


This year, the money raised from One Day-One Lunch will go towards future for our kids.

Will you join me in giving up your lunch and investing in someone's future? This year we have a bit of a twist- we want YOU to invite a friend out to not do LUNCH. Share the mission. Give future.

John replied, "If you have two shirts, give on to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry." - Luke 3:11



 To give go to:
https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=AEF1206E91774B4

Monday, December 2, 2013

I wake up in the middle of the night to a sick little girl year old calling out "Mommy". She reaches out her skinny little hand so that she can feel that I am there. I hug her and tell her everything is ok. She just wants to know that someone is there to protect her.



The little girl that has been neglected, abused, and abandoned time and time again. A child just 1/3 my age, who has been through more than I could ever imagine. A princess who has had to fight for her life on too many occasions.

She doesn't trust me. She doesn't trust anyone. I can't blame her. She cries every time I leave the room. She doesn't know that I will always come back. She doesn't understand why she must take medicine. She tells me she doesn't feel good, but still she pushes on. She's never had anyone to care for her before.

I didn't plan to be called mommy at this age, but she didn't plan on losing hers either. So I let her call me as she wants. I fill in the gap that left her little heart in pieces, and slowly we begin to heal.