Spring is in full swing, the leaves on the trees have finally popped, flowers are blooming, birds have returned and lots is happening with us at Heart4Honduras. We’ve had several really exiting things blossom. First, we are over half-way to reaching our goal to opening our first transition home! Second, our local CVS in Plaistow, NH is donating items to bring with us on our trip a week from Thursday. Many thanks go out to Common Ground Thrift Store in Haverhill for opening their store with donations. And lastly, we have teamed up with Rock Church for our second year to “Get Dirty for Good” running 2nd Annual Rock Run Raiser, October 13th, 2018!! Its a fun, muddy, 2.5 adventure race course for all ages to help raise money for our local community and the world beyond. Be on the lookout for sign-ups June 1st.
– Julie Sorensen, Founder
Next week, Evan and Julie will be traveling to Honduras to attend the Identify Solutions Orphan Care Conference with Identity Mission, so we’re filling our suitcases with your donations for those we serve. Items can be delivered to our address by Tuesday May 22 or you can drop them off at Sandown or Plaistow Rock Church locations by this Sunday May 20th. Please mark donations “for Heart4Honduras c/o Julie Sorensen”
- Socks & white t-shirts (men’s SML & youth sizes 5yrs-14)
- Men’s deodorant
- Toothpaste & floss
- Talcum powder (gold bond or equivalent)
- Adult diapers for the disabled
- Used cell phones
- School supplies, gently used backpacks
Orphan Care Conference, May 2018
Next week we will be attending Identity Mission’s Annual Identity Solutions Orphan Care Conference in Siguatepeque Honduras! This event will help help us to learn about new tools as well as connecting us with other NGOs involved with orphan care and transition solutions. We are excited to announce between 2 volunteers, 2 workers and 2 board members, we will have 6 people attending the conference on Heart4Honduras’ behalf! God is good to bring us all together working to change a new generation for Honduras.
Weekly Mentoring at Senderos
H4H and Identity Mission continue to hold weekly mentoring program at Senderos de Amor. Last Friday Ernesto Sorto was able to share Mother’s Day with the women who take care of the boys of this home. They sang songs, shared a dessert, played soccer, and Ernesto delivered an inspiring message with a question and answer session. You can read more about this in Ernesto’s latest blog.
The Alexander House Update
We have raised $5,344! We’re over 50% to our $10,000 goal to open our first transition house for orphaned teens. We would love for our home to open this year, so please consider helping by giving a monthly donation. Or, create awareness by spreading the word, sharing our posts, reading our blogs and talking to others. Thank you for all that you do. Your help is making a world of difference.
OUR YOUTH UPDATE
Alex, one of the youth we support, lives at Hogares CREA in San Pedro Sula. This week, we are proud to announce Alex will be graduating from his program at CREA. This has been a year and a half of psychological and spiritual counseling, hard work and endurance to overcome addiction and family trauma. We are all super proud of him for making it through. If you’d like to send a personal note of congratulations, you can email your note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan lives at Senderos de Amor in San Pedro Sula. As I mentioned last month, his orphanage has held off releasing him from their care knowing we’re working on opening a transition house for him to live in. Last month, I shared he was waiting college exam results. Unfortunately, he did not pass. So for now, he continues to study and will take it again in July. He also has 2 good job leads at a hardware store and Pizza Hut. Many prayers needed for one of these opportunities to come through.
Many thanks for your donations, support and prayers! Together we are making a world of difference!
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PS: Looking for another way to support H4H? More Honduran coffee is coming! The proceeds will directly support our mission, so be on the lookout after Memorial Day weekend ❤