One of the dreams for this beautiful city is to see families and communities being transformed in an integral way. It has been so beautiful to see how God has established connections for us with different churches, businesses, and many people who have contributed to see the dreams of these 3 families come true. Yep! We’ve built 3 houses so far! But we know that it’s not just a question of providing a place to live, but that God has called us to be a part of the transformation of every one of the families. How? Discipling! This is the most important and exciting part because God is giving strategies. We started with a10 week course for the families that are applying for a home, given before the construction of the house. The purpose is for the families to understand the purpose of Homes of Hope by learning biblical foundations. It’s been beautiful to see the families discovering their purpose in Christ and at the same time learning about life. Many of them at the end of the course have received Christ as their savior and have decided to follow him! In the same way, we’ve seen the church within the same community really rise to the challenge, even inviting Ywam to train their members in discipleship so that they can continue visiting and offering tools to these families to live life with Christ.
During this year we had the honor of several teams who came to serve alongside us. They joined us in several different ministries, serving in schools, building homes, going to rural communities, practical work, and more. It was a blessing to have them!