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Our Mission

GoingforawalkEmmanuel Children’s Day Home was started by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Siguatepeque, Honduras. Honduras is not a very safe place to live. Children should not be alone on the streets. Kidnapping is a lucrative profession and the police are corrupt. The day home provides day care for single mothers. Children have supervision, two nutritious meals, and a safe place to play.

Emanuel Baptist Church desires to bring the message of salvation into these homes and to teach the children about the Lord Jesus Christ in their early years of life. Our goal is to also develop relationships with the children’s mothers and be able to proclaim the message of salvation to them.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Develop relationships with the mothers whose children are involved in the day home. Promote evangelistic visits to these families, and provide Biblical counsel and guidance.
  2. Shepherd the lives of the children entrusted to our care. This would involve teaching them the Bible, hygiene, responsibility, respect, and discipline.
  3. Support the families by providing a safe, loving environment during the day when the mother is at work.
  4. Form the Children’s Day Home preschool program. This would be the first stage of our ultimate goal of having a free Christian grade school.

Dave and I visited Honduras in July 2012, held Vacation Bible School, provided a medical clinic, and taught some ladies how to knit. Berean Hills Alpacas has pledged a minimum of 10% of our sales to Emmanuel Children’s Day Home. Please join us in supporting this worthwhile ministry.

Download the Criating Hope for Honduras brochure.

How You Can Help
You can support this ministry three ways:

  • First, by your prayers. Each child has a different story. Some come from single parent homes. Many come from homes where the Gospel is not honored. Most lack many things we take for granted: food, clothing, shelter, clean water, and safety. For more information, please visit the Day Home’s website.
  • Second, you can support our business by buying any of our fine products. We sell the finest alpacas, alpaca accessories, yarn, and fiber. We also have handcrafted jewelry and handmade soap.
  • Third, you can make a donation. We would be happy to add a donation to your purchase or you can mail your check made out to Grace Bible Church to:

Emanuel Children’s Day Home
c/o Grace Bible Church of Tampa
2524 E. 149th Street
Lutz, FL 33559
All donations are tax deductible.

Child Sponsorship
Emanuel Children’s Day Home has a sponsorship program for all the children in the Day Home. For $25 a month, your sponsored child will receive two meals each day, educational opportunities, supervision, and a safe place to play. For more information and to enroll, please visit the Day Home’s websiteor contact Dave or Debbie Fister.

Here are three children awaiting sponsors:

Astrid

Astrid

Jorge

Jorge

Yemi

Yemi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– – – More Pictures from Emanuel Children’s Day Home – – –

Golden Trumpet Flower

Golden Trumpet Flower

Debbie and Vicki

Debbie and Vicki

Learning to Knit

Learning to Knit

Medical Clinic with nurse Margie and Yendersy

Medical Clinic with nurse
Margie and Yendersy

Honduras is beautiful as we found out by a trip to the Cloud Forest. I thought I was in a movie! Maybe Indiana Jones.

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