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February 8, 2016

One Question that Changed Her World | Guatemala Update

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Enjoy this update from our Guatemala team– I saw Zuly bend down and quietly whisper in the little girl’s ear. “You are so smart,” she said. The little girl looked up to her and smiled shyly.  At the age of 3 months, Zuly began living in an orphanage. It was all she had ever known. Caregivers had come and gone; friends had, too. Nothing in her life had ever been stable. Some children were adopted, others were sent to different homes. Some were reunified with their biological families. Zuly knew nothing about her past. Sometimes she would allow herself to dream. She would dream that one day her birthmother would walk back through the doors of the orphanage and come for her–that she would pick her up, spin her around, hug her tightly, and tell her that she had missed her every single day of her life. Most days though … Continue reading

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December 11, 2015

Hope Campaign 2015 – FAITH

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Please enjoy this update from Village of Hope, Guatemala– She is His promise. A bright little star. I sit and I watch her dance. Twirling around the room. The smile on her face says it all. Her dance is a praise to Him. The One who saved her. The One who gave her hope. I will never forget the day we met. They had called us to ask us about accepting a possible transfer. She had grown up in another Children’s home but was causing them too many problems. Her attitude was bad they said. She wouldn’t listen. It was time for her to go. As I sat at the table next to her and watched the tears stream down her face, God allowed me the privilege of seeing her as He sees her. What she could be- if only she knew. We told her about Village of Hope. She … Continue reading

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August 18, 2015

Pass It On! {Guatemala Update}

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Praising God for this update from our friends in Guatemala … 17- year-old Jessica, mother of 3-year-old Ruby, has grown leaps and bounds in her faith since coming to Village of Hope Guatemala. Jessica is heading up a stove building project in a nearby village providing stoves with quality ventilation for impoverished families. These stoves will give a greater quality of life to the families and cut back on the respiratory issues many families have with open fires in their home. Here is a kitchen that will receive a new stove in September–   It is exciting to see Jessica, who came to Village of Hope a year and a half ago, own her faith and choose to do something to help her country. Jessica knows from experience what it feels like to be a child and go to bed hungry each night–so she desires to help reach people both … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015

Lizzy: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Enjoy this update from Village of Hope missionary, Amy Block: “She was abandoned at 10 days old in a cold, stark hospital room. The social worker called around for hours looking for a children’s home who would take her in. Children with a diagnosis such as hers are hard to place. The responsibilities are huge, the cost is high. But we know a Savior who already covered the cost. Three days later, Lizzy had a shunt put into her head to alleviate the pressure.  “I will not leave you as orphans:  I will come to you.” John 14:18 Lizzy was diagnosed with Hydranencephaly. Hydranencephaly is a rare neurological condition in which most of the cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced with fluid. The MRI showed she only had 10% of her brain. The doctors looked at us with no hope in their eyes, saying she would have no quality of … Continue reading

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January 19, 2015

Giving Jose David a hopeful future…

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Enjoy this update from Village of Hope missionary, Amy Block:  What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s an age old question. One that all of my children have had the privilege of being asked numerous times in their lives. Their little eyes grow big and they being to dream. The possibilities are endless. “I want to be a teacher, a policeman, a ballerina, a chef, the president…the list goes on and on.  The world is their oyster. I have come to realize this is not the way it is for most children around the world…to have the luxury to DREAM is not normal in their world. Their worlds often consist of sheer survival. You do what you have to do today to get by. To put food on the table today. Survival.  That is often the only thing on their mind.  When Jose David first arrived at … Continue reading

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