Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hope House - Construction Update

The Hope House home for at-risk children in Libreville continues to be a work in progress.  As funding comes in, the Director, Pastor Israel, is able to buy material and hire workers to continue on.  

The goal is to find a permanent home for the nearly 50 children- some are orphans, but all of them are from broken homes where the family is unable to care for them.  When he is able, Pastor Israel finds a family to take in a child.  The adoption process in Gabon is quite complex- I have not been able to understand it completely, but suffice it to say, that finding foster homes is the "norm".

The current construction is to expand their temporary rental home to fit all the children, who are living in separate homes at this time- girls and the younger boys in the home with Pastor Israel and his wife at the guest house at the C&MA Bible School campus, while the older boys care for themselves at the finished portion of the house in these pictures.  That's right- they have no supervision for the moment.  Pastor Israel checks in on them regularly.

This excellent video from the C&MA highlights their international ministries.  At the 2:16 mark in the video, you'll see some of the Hope House children waving with Pastor Israel and momma Nathalie in the back.

All Creatures of Our God and King from The Alliance on Vimeo.

Donated sewing machines are used to teach the young people skills for life as well as potential income.
A big thanks to Pastor Sangoye, our business agent in LBV, for snapping these pictures last week to show us the progress.

Please consider investing in these young ones!  CLICK HERE to find out how.

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