My name is Jonathan Roiz and I would like to share with you a vision. A vision that was birthed in 1994 when I was 16 years old traveling in central america as a missionary. I was impacted by the poverty, the despair and human suffering. I saw children who had been abused and living on the streets, I saw families living in homes made of pieces of metal with no electricity or water, children with holes in their legs so deep you could see the bone because they didn't have access to health care.
I also saw how very few were doing anything to change the situation. Churches working against each other because of ego, non-profits no wanting to collaborate or utilize the funds in a more effective way because of a "hero mentality" and it was revealed to me that what is needed is a Hope Movement, a movement of people with a passion and calling to help others who come from various backgrounds and distinct abilities uniting together to step outside of their comfort zone, ego free and working together to bring lasting transformation. A voluntary, strategic alliance to enhance our ability to achieve a common purpose by sharing risks, responsibilities, resources, and rewards, transforming communities into havens of hope. Story From Despair To Hope
Her name is Rosita, she is 4 years old, and she lives in a one room house constructed on an abandoned lot next to our Haven of Hope Outreach Center. Her house is made of pieces of metal, has no electricity, no running water and no bathroom. Her Mother is a single Mother of four children, her Father tried selling the children for sex to feed his addiction and now has abandoned the family and they are struggling to survive on their own. Many evenings our staff would find Rosita roaming the streets and her Mother was not even aware she was outside of the house. Rosita and her sister also contracted tuberculous because their father has it and they walked bare footed through his fecus. When The Hope Movement opened our doors to help Rosita and her sister they came to us severally malnourished physically and emotionally.
Unfortunately this story is common in the area where The Hope Movement works and we offer the only outreach program in this third largest city of Guatemala. Through our Haven of Hope Outreach Center in Escuintla, Guatemala we are providing daily meals, education, counseling, medical treatment to hundreds of children and families who are struggling for survival and uniting and training local communities to bring lasting change.Since entering our Haven of Hope Outreach Center little Rosita is now healthy and developing into a wonderful little girl in a safe and loving environment.
This is just one story but there are thousands just like Rosita. Thousands of Children who are crying out for someone to rescue them, care for them, love them and provide them with a hope for a brighter future.
The Hope Movement currently operates the only outreach/ feeding center called the Haven of Hope in the third largest city in Guatemala which has the highest malnutrition rate in the county.Because of the great of need for a safe home for children,
The Hope Movement has an opportunity to move into a new facility this year to expand our reach and open the City of Hope, a home for children who have been rescued from abusive homes, human trafficking and the streets.
It only cost $75,000 to expand our programs and operate our Haven of Hope Outreach Center and open our the new City of Hope Home for Children. The Hope Movement is calling on you to answer your calling to help those in need by uniting with us and joining this Hope Movement by giving a financial gift of any amount. 100% of funds will go directly to serving the people. www.hopemovement.com
Your financial donation will help The Hope Movement:
- Expand our programs in our current Haven of Hope Outreach Center in Escuintla, Guatemala which is the only outreach center in the third largest city with the highest rate of malnutrition providing meals on a daily basis, education, counseling, medical care, hotline to report human trafficking and community outreach.
- Nationwide mission activities providing outreaches in schools, community, disaster relief, feeding programs and medical missions.
- Hope Movement Alliance to unify community members, churches and non-profits to collaborate together to bring lasting transformation.
- Move into a ready to go facility to open our new City of Hope.
- Operate the City of Hope Home for Children which will immediately be able to provide a safe and loving home to children who have been rescued from abusive homes, human trafficking and the streets.
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