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Welcome to the season of giving! This is such a great time of year to stop and remember everything for which we’re grateful and then to turn and bless others. At Give Hope 2 Kids, we try to turn outward... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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As we head towards the winter months and the holiday season, it means certain things to us in Honduras and at Give Hope 2 Kids. Since they don’t celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving here, things move from celebrating Honduras’ independence in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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September is a busy month in Honduras, mostly because two of the big holidays fall in this month. First we celebrated Dia del Niño, Kid's Day. This year the kids had a party with a piñata in either school or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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People often ask us why there are so many orphaned and abandoned kids in Honduras, so I'm writing a series of articles to answer that question. I write this from our 8 years of experience in working with students, abandoned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
We just had a heartbreaking thing happen around 11:30 this morning. For reasons that are still unknown to us, the six new children that have lived here for less than a month were taken away by social services. We all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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In the past year, we’ve made incredible strides in producing our own food and working towards self-sustainability. This is an important value of Give Hope 2 Kids, for we try to stretch every donated dollar as far as possible. Producing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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The ministry of Give Hope 2 Kids couldn't function without great volunteers. We've been blessed through the years with awesome volunteers, people who have come and helped us love kids and do excellent ministry work. This season, we have our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We are now offering our 2 to 5-year-olds an awesome preschool program and they are loving it. The newest excitement for the kids is that they each have their own chair with their photo on it. The excitement for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We're relaunching our new and improved Library Program here at Give Hope 2 Kids. It's exciting to see a fresh influx of kids enjoying new books and more creative activities. Earlier in the year we suspended our Library Program to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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For over a year now we’ve had 10 kids in the Give Hope 2 Kids Home. Yesterday we added 6 more kids to the mix! It is an honor to be charged with caring for these kids. So, there are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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This summer we were privileged to host two amazing work groups. They helped us complete several important projects on the Give Hope 2 Kids property. Our first group visited us from Lancaster, Minnesota. For many of them, it was their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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When our volunteer Becca Atkinson was here she took some absolutely beautiful photos of daily life here at Give Hope 2 Kids. Thanks Becca for sharing your perspective and your photos! Afternoons Outside Hanging Out on the Playground Shoes by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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Peanut butter and honey -- two tasty things that are even better together! We happen to love both of those foods around here. And, as ever, we're excited about learning to produce these for ourselves, to be more self-sustaining for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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When we first dreamed about the Give Hope 2 Kids property, there weren't that many buildings in the plans. We thought of 5 kids homes (we have 3 currently), a storage shed, a place for volunteers to sleep, and an... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We asked our volunteer Becca to share what she's learned in her first few months here at the Give Hope 2 Kids Children's Home. Here's the wisdom she has to share: St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the Gospel... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We want our Children's Home to produce as much food as is cost effective, so we're always ready to try a new project and see what we can make ourselves. Now that we have cows we're milking everyday, we're starting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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This is the 5th year that Give Hope 2 Kids has worked in our village -- teaching English, promoting reading, teaching computers, and more. Our motivation is to share our educational resources with the entire community. We want to help... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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Or, Butter in Under 5 Minutes... We recently had our first calves born, which means we are now producing our own milk. Once all four of our calves are born this winter, we'll have enough milk for drinking as well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We planned to have a slow construction year in 2012, but now that we're standing at the end of the year and look at all we accomplished, we've discovered that it wasn't such a slow year for building after all.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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This is our third annual Christmas Gift Catalog! These projects help us grow in our ability to be self-sustaining and fund urgent needs for our ministry. Both of our previous Gift Catalogs were a huge success. They focused a lot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We want to let you in on a new ministry that we are in the process of launching. We are starting a Scholarship Program for a few graduates from Instituto El Rey. We can help students get a university degree,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the day to day drama of caring for kids, with "this kid won't do their homework" or "that kid jumped off the top bunk and bumped his head." It's easy to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We have two new babies here at our place. First let me introduce our newest arrival. He is 6 days old and just came home from the city last night. This is little José David, David and Olga's second child.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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(And Other Sustainability Projects) In 2012 we've made a lot of progress in working towards self-sustainability. This year we've done several trial and error tests to see what is a good use of our resources. It's easy to come into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog
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We want to update everyone on our Friday Youth Nights. One year ago we started this youth service for the teenagers and kids in our area. We hoped to have a strong spiritual influence both in the lives of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Give Hope 2 Kids Blog