Jennifer was saved at Hope House
Casey was saved at Hope House
Renjaie was saved at Hope House
Our mission is to provide children who are trapped in 3rd world urban slum poverty the support, education and faith culture they need to escape the brutal poverty they exist in, and not only lead fulfilling lives, but also to rise and turn to help others. We are standing in the GAP. and creating bridges to freedom for these children. They need solutions, and those solutions are giving them the support and training they need. We give them the tools they need to climb out of the brutal cycles of poverty.
Below you will read about our Public School assistance, our Gap school and our Trade School
“they” talk about relationships in evangelism. Lot of books on that topic. For me it is more than relationships, its about family and its about culture. Ang Kultura– the culture. It is the family that is the most powerful building block of a Christian culture, a true Christian culture, A Jesus culture. When the disciples turned the city upside down, they were also turning the culture upside down.
We are working at growing our private Christian school for the children of the poor which is badly needed. We call it our GAP school which we currently operate outdoors and on our third floor
Public school support
Public school support
We support children with a sponsor and also children who do not have sponsor in public school. We supply uniforms, backpacks, shoes and supplies and we help with school projects throughout the year. Access to education is a critical component of our vision here. There is much more involved than just outfitting them with what they need and supplying funds through out the school year. There are issues with food and nutrition, cramped and crowded living spaces with many siblings, no electric power, the epidemic of drug use and alcoholism and issues of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and a permeating culture of apathy, malaise, lack of direction, lack of purpose. An entire population of the poor forgotten for many decades.
There are several things going on that bring about children not in school here or not finishing even early grades, but the point is, the lack of education along with lack of growth in spiritual terms causes the repeated failed behaviors of poverty. Children of parents in poverty repeat the failures of their parents and go on to have more children trapped in physical and spiritual poverty. It is often called the Cycle of Poverty.
I have been in Hope House over 10 years. I am very grateful and thankful for all the supporters. I am in high school now. I am also a Christian.
I have been in Hope House since 2014. Hope House supported me in school and also helped me with my needs. I would have dropped out of school because we are so poor. I live with my grandmother.
I have been in Hope House since 2013. I graduated high school because of the help I received at Hope House.
I have been in Hope House over 10 years. Tito David supported my school every year and I am now in high school. We also learned the bible at Hope House.
Adel and Hazel,
Adel teaches bible at Hope House and helps with the children. Hazel is new to Hope House.
Because of Hope House, I was able to go to college.
My name is Malou Tito David has been a big blessing for my family. I am thankful to God that He send Tito here.
My name is Rhiechelle. Hope House saved my life.
My name is Madel and I have been in Hope House over 7 years. Thank you to all the supporters and my sponsor and Jesus.
Im am Anna Riza and I am so grateful for Hope House and my sponsor. My ambition is to be a surgeon
We are a Hope-Link connecting children who are cut off from the functioning community at large
the key to escaping 3rd world poverty
When we talk about closing the gap, we are talking about connecting to community, we are talking about the faith community, the educational community, the business community and the world community. What happens with third world poverty, is ISOLATION, and lack of access. The number one cause of this ISOLATION is lack of education, and THE SUPPORT they need. The number one education issue is learning English. English is critical to opening access to world markets, travel and much better jobs both here and abroad. There is also a condition of the mind whereby the children of the poor do not see themselves as fitting into school, a future, or functioning at a much higher level. They see themselves as “other than” ” outside looking in” They believe it is their fate to be poor with no opportunity.
What we do at Hope House is work on an ever growing and more comprehensive program to bring about access to community for the children of the poor. What we are doing is opening the door to education, to economic opportunity, and to faith.
We are guiding them on a pathway out of extreme poverty and it requires financial support to do that.
We are a hope-link to what lies beyond the confines of 3rd world urban slum poverty.
Hope House Gap school
We are growing our own school so that children will stay plugged in, even if they drop out of public school. We are equipped and prepared to meet the challenges of children who have not had the upbringing and support that other children have. While the public school may push them out, or not provide the extra attention they need, we are prepared to do that. After they grow in our school, they can re-enter public school. They can only enter public school once a year. They can also stay with us. Our school will grow into a fully accredited private school that is designed around the needs of the children of the urban poor and street children.
Our gap school is bridging the gap for street and urban slum children who are not in school
We have homeschool every Wed, Sat, and Sun. Our goal is to grow into a full time school for children that are currently not in school. We call it our Gap School. This way they can stay plugged in until they enter public school, or when our school is realized, they could remain in our school
CHILDREN ARE AT MUCH HIGHER RISK TO BE TRAFFICKED WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN SCHOOL
HOPE HOUSE TRADE SCHOOL
This is the main furniture crew, they are also learning to make jewelry/whatever wood boxes and picture frames. Rocky Mak Mak, Juboy, and Opao. They have been learning all the ways to join wood, which are called wood joints. In a short time, they will be transformed into artists. Not only making furniture, but creating masterpieces that shout “there is hope, God will make a way”
My life is crazy better because of Hope House. I did not know how to think. I did not know how to be a success. I’m learning the way of the Master. I know Tito Dave is close to God because he is so good person.
I was saved at Hope House. I am so thankful. I feel so much better about myself. I have goals and dreams now.
I grew up in Hope House. They are really changing this place, especially Tito Dave. The name of the Hope House is the best name. It is really a place of Hope for so many, even me.
I would be in prison or dead by now if Tito Dave had not been here. He showed me the way. He is an instrument of God
We have a new program here at Hope House. The young men are learning how to build furniture and also other building trades. We still have more tools we need to buy such as a band saw and wood lathe. For now they are working with what we have. They are currently making picture frames.
I worked here one year for third world wages and then Hope House Church began in April of 2010. In my experience here, I have come to understand that the most important focus of our ministry should be education and job skills. Because of the poverty thousands of children are not in school. When children are not in school, that is when they are at highest risk to be trafficked. In the past we identified children not in school and worked to get them in school, but now we have a dual approach. We still get children in public school but now we have also started our own Christian group home school to meet the critical need. I believe this will become the driving engine of our ministry and the piece that will make the most impact for God. We also have started our new trade school.
Higher education and trade school
We will continue to grow our relationships with these and other colleges. The parents or guardians of children in slum poverty usually have very little education, and they do not make their children aware of the opportunities in front of them. We make the children and youth aware of the many programs that they can get into and the goal plans they need to make to enter college or trade school. We guide and support them with their goal plans. Many of the children and youth have a great lack of confidence, and what has been labeled low self esteem. They lack hope. We instill hope and desire to succeed.