In May we had the honor and pleasure of giving an extended presentation about the trip and its deeper meaning and impact at CenterPoint Church (our home church). This video includes an interview with my co-leaders about the trip and also about 15 minutes of me sharing the impact of our time at Hogar de Amor:
This year, we fundraised hard for Hogar de Amor to raise money to build a new home for the adolescent boys. The current teen boys' home is a rental and is poor repair. This winter, a plot of land was gifted to Hogar de Amor to build a new boys' home, and we've been working hard to make sure they can build a home the boys will be proud to live in.
Thanks to your gifts, the new adolescent boys' home is now fully funded! Here's a photo of the construction that we took in early April:
And here it is in mid-May!
We can't wait to see this home completed for the boys. Here's a photo of the boys who will move into the new Adolescent Home just as soon as it's ready for them. Your gifts, prayers, and support are making a difference to these kids and to over a hundred more just like them at Hogar de Amor.
Thank you for your support for Hogar de Amor. The outpouring of love from our community to theirs has been such an encouragement to our family and is impacting these kids for a lifetime and beyond.
If you'd like to stay even more connected to Hogar de Amor year-round, they have an excellent sponsorship program. The kids write frequently, you're encouraged to write back, and you get to stay really connected to their lives. If you're interested, just fill out the form at http://www.hogardeamor.org/en/sponsor-a-child and the staff will contact you with next steps.