There are over 400,000 children without parents in Haiti. Despite these staggering numbers, we believe God has a plan to give every child a hope and a future. The question to us as North Americans is this: Will we assume responsibility – the ability to respond – or will we allow God’s children to carry these burdens alone?
At the end of 2010, the children at our Hope House orphanage moved into the new Village of Hope. The village consists of 5 quads (5 buildings with 4 homes each = 20 total homes), as well as a new kitchen/dining area, playground, and sports pavilion.
There are over 62 wonderful children currently at the Village of Hope orphanage, ranging in age from infant to young adult. Children are provided 24-hour care by “mommies” who live on campus. Each mommy takes care of about 6 children, which provides the feeling of family and ensures each child is given attention. Pastors act as the spiritual fathers of these children, mentoring and discipling them alongside the mothers to provide a godly example of manhood and sonship. The children come in hopeless, and through Jesus, they now have great hope, both for this life and all eternity.