House of Hope's 10th Anniversary, Payday and Amazon Smile
House of Hope's 10th Anniversary
You have been changing lives in Nicaragua! On May 3rd House of Hope celebrated its ten year anniversary of meeting on Tuesday mornings. Hundreds of women and teenage girls came to celebrate! There was a joyful time of singing and dancing before the Lord.
Since 2001, when we began to reach out to the street women in Managua, hundreds of desperate women and girls have heard the gospel of Christ and experienced His transformational power firsthand. In May of 2006 we moved our weekly meetings to our present location.
Thank you for giving and coming to House of Hope to build not only buildings but also relationships. Many of our original twelve women attended our celebration and testified of how God has changed their lives. It is so exciting to hear how they are giving back and multiplying the seeds that were once sown in them!
Payday at House of Hope
Payday at House of Hope is a lifeline for the majority of woman who participate in the Tuesday Morning Program. Each time you buy a piece of jewelry or another item made by the women, the money earned from product sales goes directly to pay the women in order to help them leave the life of prostitution.
When asked how payday benefited them, many woman explained that it is a great blessing because it helps with household expenses and buys food for their children. They now can buy things like cheese and tortillas rather than surviving on rice and beans alone. One woman, named Sandra, explained that she was able to buy two mattresses or her children when before they only slept on cardboard.
The work they do making jewelry and other products helps to boost their self-esteem and receiving the money on payday for women like Sandra, is like receiving a little bit of hope. Hope that maybe she really can leave prostitution behind her and hope for a new future for her children and herself.
How would you like to help women in Nicaragua, Honduras, & Bolivia to support their families and live free from sex trafficking?
How would you like to be part of providing over 1,200 children from these same "at risk" families with school uniforms so they can hope for a brighter future?
What if you could do all of this just by shopping & purchasing items you already plan to buy anyway?
By using Amazon Smile to shop, 0.5% of every purchase will be automatically donated to House of Hope International, which is already working to achieve these goals. It takes less than a minute to designate House of Hope International as your preferred charity the first time you sign on to Amazon Smile.
1) Sign on to Amazon Smile every time you would normally shop Amazon: smile.amazon.com
2) First time only: select House of Hope International in Jacksonville, FL as your preferred charity
(there is another organization listed by the same name, but not in Jacksonville, FL)*
3) Bookmark Amazon Smile - you must sign in to Amazon Smile each time you shop, but "House of Hope International" will now appear as your designated charity and will receive 0.5% of every purchase you make using the Amazon Smile website.
Thank you for taking a moment to sign up for Amazon Smile & donate to House of Hope International every time you shop!
Please continue to pray for the women and children at House of Hope. Our wonderful staff need prayer also as they take on more responsibility. With your assistance, lives are being transformed everyday. Thank you!