New Barbershop and Store project begins at Casa Hogar

After a year, or more, delay due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Casa Hogar is starting construction on the new Barbershop/Store building at El Porvenir! A few years ago ACC provided funding to send 3 of the young adults at El Porvenir to barber school. The three graduated and have been providing hair cuts for the 60 children at Casa Hogar since that time. They have another 3 young adults that have also been trained since then! This new barbershop will provide an opportunity for Casa Hogar to provide a needed service in the community and hopefully generate some income to help support Casa Hogar. It will also provide some hands on training in how to run a small business. Eliserio will be managing the barbershop with guidance from Mizraim. We are excited to see this new venture get started! Funding was provided by a couple at Arvada Covenant, Thanks!

ACC Serve Globally Hunger Initiative – UPDATE >> Casa Hogar

Food packages ready to distribute!

The Casa Hogar Impact Ministry was allocated $4,300 in early December of 2020 to address the critical need for food for those in great need in the City of Chihuahua.  Our goal was to provide the food prior to Christmas if possible. Pastor Gardea and his staff prepared and implemented a distribution plan and were able to provide the food in 3 communities within Chihuahua prior to Christmas, in most cases. 

The food provided in each package

Ultimately, they provided food packages to 200 families representing 813 individuals.  The distribution was documented as requested and appears to have been very well implemented.  Children from Casa Hogar Palabra de Vida, El Porvenir, and Cuidar Corazon were able to participate in this service to their community.  We are pleased that they had the opportunity to experience being on the giving side of a charitable cause, taking part in being the hands and feet of God!

Taking food gifts to those in greatest need
Taking care to keep everyone safe during the pandemic
This kids of El Porvenir handing out the food packages
George handing a food package to a local resident
Setting up a remote distribution location at another local Church
Delivering food package to those in need
A grateful recipient

Thank you for providing this wonderful and impactful ministry opportunity that was a positive impact on Casa Hogar and it’s surrounding communities! Below are a few interviews with the Casa Hogar youth that helped in the distribution as well as a few recipients of the food.

Impacts on Lives
Powerpoint informational video

Casa Hogar kids do “Thank You!” video

Thank you for supporting Casa Hogar for almost 15 years!

For Cindy and I seeing these kids so happy, smiling, singing, dancing, and having fun is an amazing experience! Seeing the transition from when we first visited Chihuahua in 2006 where we saw 24 children living day to day with little to smile about, let alone dance and sing, is a testament to God’s Grace and Love! Thank you to all of the families in Arvada Covenant that have partnered with us by providing monthly support, educational scholarships, Christmas gifts, backpacks, shoes and so much more! Thank you for listening to that quiet voice in your heart that says “You can help!” God is good!

Honduras: First COVID-19, now hurricane ETA!

International Hope Builders has received this email from Giovanny Saybe. Gio is overseeing the ACC food distribution in Honduras.

I want to report you about the events that occurred after the passage of Hurricane ETA over Honduras.

After more than 8 months of confinement and restrictions due to COVID19, the Honduran economy was devastated. Eta began to intensify rapidly, reaching hurricane status in early November 2. Just nine hours later, Eta intensified into a major hurricane before reaching Category 4 strength just three hours later.

The northern part of our country was the most affected, with severe flooding over the departments of Cortes, Yoro and Atlantida. The cities of San Pedro Sula, Progreso, Lima, Tela, Ceiba and Puerto

Cortes, were under water in their lower and middle areas.

It is estimated that around 300,000 people were affected, losing their homes and all the possessions within them. There is still no official number of victims and disappeared, until now the search and rescue work continues, with the priority being to be able to feed the affected people.

In the western sector of Honduras, referring to Copan and Santa Barbara, the towns suffered floods and landslides in many of their villages and main streets, bridges were destroyed by the current of the rivers, many houses were destroyed by the landslides of the mountains.

In Copan, the municipality of Florida was the most affected, since many of its villages were cut off, and the passage cannot be enabled. San Nicolás suffered problems in the villages of El Modelo and Santa Teresa, whose streets were destroyed, which will affect the economy since this is the coffee cut season.

ETA caused too much damage to a Honduran economy that was already damaged, so hunger, new diseases and the re-emergence of COVID 19, may be the biggest catastrophes in history.

To this we must add that the government is wanting to control all the aid that comes from the USA, in such a way that the best way is to make the aid directly.

Many of the people who lost their homes are in temporary shelters, such as schools, schools and municipal centers, although most are in the streets and boulevards, under tents and waiting for help with clothing and food.

I leave a series of images of what is happening, they are very strong I recommend discretion.

I ask God and you for your consideration to support our country with food and supplies.

God bless Honduras

God bless America

Gio,

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Following is Pastor Chad’s interview with Scott Boykin discussing the initiative and the need, followed by video updates from the ministry teams!

Interview with Scott Boykin on ACC Hunger Initiative
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