Luis on the left just a few days ago...on the right, Luis in July 2012 Luis is one of the several boys at Hope House who has been part of the Hope House family for quite a while. He is the oldest of three boys in his family, all of which are at Hope House. When Luis came to Hope House, he was only eight years old and was the “guardian" for his brothers. All three boys had their own challenges to overcome while adjusting to life at Hope House, each struggling to adapt. Luis
The little boys accompanied Hope House Director Annel to pick up the weekly meat donation. We got this note from our treasurer this morning. “This year is not starting well! Both Hope House Operational and Sponsor A Child’s donations are little more than half what they were this same time last year.” As you can imagine that was not the financial report that we had hoped to receive.
As always, Shepherd’s Heart remains committed to sharing the love of Christ with the less for
I had been practicing English with a client at a job-site, telling stories of Mexico and different job techniques between the U.S. way and the Mexican way. As I worked on the kitchen, the man began to ask me questions about where I learned my carpentry skills and why I was going to return to Mexico. I shared about the Have Hammers program in Chapala where my love for wood-working began and how it helped me become the wood shop supervisor at Hope House. The man asked, “Wha
Thanks to so many, the boys at Hope House were blessed with a wonderful Christmas. The traditions of opening presents, family dinner and marshmallows on an open fire keep the boys and staffs spirits joyous. We are grateful for everyone who hosted a Christmas party, sent gifts, prayed or gave financially to contribute to our Christmas blessings this year. For those who sponsor boys, thank you for taking time and resources to bless the boys and participate in the daily needs t
Jimmy’s story is a little different than the other boys living at Hope House. Discovered in Guadalajara when the government received a tip of an illegal shelter. He was found among men, women and other children who were living in filth and dire conditions. Trash and old food littered the floors. Jimmy was found alone lying on a mattress. He was almost 2 years old and could barely sit up by himself...he could not stand or walk. With no known relatives, Jimmy is the only true “
One of the youngest boys at Hope House, Leo, plays with his toy horse while flashing a cheesy smile. Christmas...this time of year is always bitter sweet for me. Starting in October we begin to receive calls of families and groups that want to visit Hope House during the month of December. All come bearing food, candy and gifts. There is never a shortage of people who want to give this time of year. While I am always grateful for people's generosity, each year there is a star