When my Sister told me about this great ministry and her amazing experience in Honduras, I was so touched; but little did I know what was in store!! I first told her I wanted to sponsor a child, then after exchanging a few letters back and forth with my sponsor child, my Sister asked if I would want to go to Honduras with her on her next trip to meet him… WOW, a little scary I thought, but God was telling me… YES!!
Without HTH I would never have had the opportunity to meet and fall in love with a beautiful, smart, funny, kind hearted child named Kevin. Kevin is shy, sweet, handsome, very good with math, silly, and has hopes for going to college and one day working in a bank. He loves God, his family, and has a very close relationship with his Momma. He calls me his Madrina, which from what I understand translates to God-Mother. He loves my family and always asks how they are doing… he calls them his “American” family. He prays for us and we pray for him. The bond I have with Kevin is truly a blessing to me and I am so very grateful to be a part of his life!
The sponsorship program is not only about helping these kids get an education (which I know is extremely important), but it’s also about having a true, Godly, loving relationship with these kids and their families.
Hope through Him is a ministry based on LOVE, not on converting people. That means we are there to play with these beautiful kids, laugh with them, tickle them and basically just love on them while building trust and friendships. We were also able to spend time talking, laughing, praying and sharing a meal with many of the parents and adults in the different communities. Hope through Him has opened my eyes and also a part of my heart that I was afraid to open on my own.
What HTH also teaches their volunteers is how to continue to love and give in our own communities when we leave Honduras. I can genuinely say that changes have happened in me since my trip to Honduras. I am privileged to know the Lenderman’s and their amazing team; and I’m overjoyed to say I’m signed up for my second trip!!