Children's Homes

From Darkness To Light:

On June 20, 2009, the orphanage opened its doors to eight children who before that day had no hope and no future. Seven more kids have since moved in to become part of the unique family. The orphanage took these children off the streets, out of abusive environments, and away from poverty, hunger, loneliness and despair and gave them a place to call home.

Because 60 percent of Honduras lives in poverty, the decision of who should live in the orphanage proved to be extremely difficult. The teachers from four neighborhoods, Crucitas, Villa Nueva, Feb. 21 and San Juan, chose about 50 kids with special cases that lived in extreme poverty. The staff studied the children and prayerfully chose these 15. Here are their stories:

Kevin Josue

Age: 10
Grade: 5th grade
Birthday: June 18th
What is your favorite class?
Bible. Because I learn from the word.
What do you dream of becoming?
A lawyer.
What has God taught you recently?
That he cares for us.
Any prayer requests?
For obedience.
Who is your hero?
Captain America

 

Ruth Abigail "Rutita"

Age: 8
Grade: 2
Birthday: April 11th
What is your favorite class?
I love math class. It is very easy. I only have to add!
What do you dream of becoming and why?
I dream of becoming a Gym teacher, I love P.E. class!
What has God taught you recently?
That we don´t have to lie.
Any prayer requests?
For my mom and all the homeless people.
Who is your hero?
Zarco, because he loves me!

 

Angie Cruz

Age: 6
Grade: Kindergarten
Birthday: December 28
What is your favorite class?
Coloring.
What are some of your favorite things to do?
Playing with Rutita and Solangie, dancing, and singing!
Our prayer for Angie:
She will continue developing mentally and socially.

Isaac Gregorio

Age: 12
Grade: 6th grade
Birthday: November 22nd
What is your favorite class?
Computer
What do you dream of becoming?
Forensic in Informatics.
What has God taught you recently?
Our dad, Edgardo taught us the meaning of Holy Week which is the death and resurrection of Christ.
Any prayer requests?
So that I can keep on living a good life.
Who is your hero or a person you admire?
Fernando, is my classmate and he is the smartest kid I know.

Marvin Joel

Age: 14
Grade: 8th grade
Birthday: November 12
What is your favorite class?
P.E.
What do you dream of becoming?
Actor of comedy movies
What has God taught you recently?
Honor our parents
Any prayer requests?
To not take what doesn´t belong to me
Who is your hero?
My mom, Mary and my dad, Edgardo

 

 

Karen Patricia

Age: 16
Grade: Senior in high school
Birthday: November 17th
What is your favorite class?
English class because in the future I would like to travel and speak more than one language.
What do you dream of becoming and why?
An architect, because I love to draw. I dream of being able to design a house for my grandmother. And if God allows it I would also like to become a graphic designer and an interior decorator.
What has God taught you recently?
Loving others and respecting my elders.
Any prayer requests?
May God allow me to become a better person so that I can help my family. And for the health of my family.
Who is your hero?
My Dad, even though he has made so many mistakes in the past, he has worked to become a better person, a better father. He is always working, moving forward and thinking about his family before anything else.

Lionela Lopez

Age: 16
Grade: Senior in high school
Birthday: March 16th
What is your favorite class?
Chemistry, even though it is a hard class.
What do you dream of becoming and why?
I would like to become a dentist. I love smiles!
What has God taught you recently?
That he sees me and has a bigger purpose for my life.
Any prayer requests?
That I may become professional that makes my mother feel happy and proud. And that my life can be of service to others.
Who is your hero?
My mom and the Hamilton Family

Helton Lopez

Age: 14
Grade: 9th grade
Birthday: September 27th
What is your favorite class?
Math
What do you dream of becoming and why?
Aviator so that I can travel around.
What has God taught you recently?
Being faithful
Any prayer requests?
For my family
Who is your hero?
Messi

Johan Daniel

Age: 11
Grade: 4th grade
Birthday: November 1st
What is your favorite class?
Natural Science
What do you dream of becoming?
A lawyer.
What has God taught you recently?
Not mentioning God’s name in vain.
Any prayer requests?
Being obedient and learning how to behave
Who is your hero?
David Hamilton

Anderson Argenis

Age: 16
Grade: 8th grade
Birthday: April 15th
What is your favorite class?
P.E. and Spanish
What do you dream of becoming and why?
I want to be in the military because I like to defend people.
What has God taught you recently?
Love my enemies
Any prayer requests?
For my family and for God to change my heart.
Who is your hero?
Captain America and David Hamilton

Wilmer Samir

Age: 16
Grade: 10th grade
Birthday: February 21
What is your favorite class?
Math
What do you dream of becoming and why?
Neurologist, so that I can save lives.
What has God taught you recently?
That God takes care of me.
Any prayer requests?
For David Hamilton
Who is your hero or a person you admire?
Flash and Ruth Hamilton

Andrea Odily

Age: 17
Grade: 8th grade
Birthday: March 16th
What is your favorite class?
Spanish grammar
What do you dream of becoming and why?
A pre-school teacher, I would love being able to teach kids how to read and write.
What has God taught you recently?
Importance of following his commands.
Any prayer requests?
For my dreams may God let me achieve each one of them.
Who is your hero?
God first, then my family

Heidi Carolina

Age: 19
Grade: Freshman at college (UNAH – National Autonomous University of Honduras)
Birthday: December 6th
What is your favorite class?
My favorite class this trimester in college is Writing Composition class. The teacher is really good at explaining everything, he is very passionate so he makes us comprehend everything very well.
What do you dream of becoming and why?
I want to be a chef. I enjoy cooking very much and love serving others.
What has God taught you recently?
That God doesn’t walk out of people’s lives, it is us who walk out of his ways. He is always with arms open for us.
Any prayer requests?
To finish my trimester with good grades.
Who is your hero?
My mother was my hero, but now I have my aunt.

Jennifer Gabriela "Gabby"

Age: 19
Grade: Wants to pursue a career in Nursing but eventually want to study medicine to become a Doctor
Birthday: February 21st
What is your schedule like?
Every day from 8-4 I am a volunteer in the POI project Crucitas. I am working as a teachers aid, and I love being around kids. I feel like one of them.
What do you dream of becoming and why?
I am dreaming of one day becoming a Doctor.
What has God taught you recently?
That without Him by my side I will not be able to accomplish anything.
Any prayer requests?
Being admitted to college to start the path to achieve my dreams.
Who is your hero?
My grandmother. She is the best!

                          

Larissa Maria

Age: 19
Grade: Wants to major either on Psychology or in Functional Therapy
Birthday: August 25th
What is your schedule like?
Every day from 8-4 I am a volunteer in the POI project Crucitas. I am working as a teachers aid, I most help in Kinder. I love working with the kids, although it is hard work.
What do you dream of becoming and why?
I want to be a therapist and help people that might have problems. Either in Psychology or as a Functional Therapist, which is similar to a Physical Therapist.
What has God taught you recently?
That everything happens for a reason, I just need to trust his plan, and also why it is important to love everyone around me.
Any prayer requests?
May I never lose focus of Christ in my life, may I surrender my will for his and that I am able to score the requested grade to be admitted into the major I want for college.
Who is your hero?
Dr. Ivan