ANTICIPATED LIVES IMPACTED: 900 and counting
GRANT AMOUNT $81,887
HOW YOU CONTRIBUTED!
For $52 you helped one child use the gym.
For $1,515 you provided the electric fittings for the gym.
For $6,360 you covered the cost of painting and finishing the gym.
GLOBAL TRUSTEES APPROVED NOV 2016; COMPLETED MARCH 2018
Help Spread the Word!
The neighborhood of Pernambuco used to be a poor, dangerous place with few opportunities for residents. However, the Diocese of Recife, through an organization called House of Hope, is changing this. House of Hope – "Casa de Esperanza" – operates a daycare and after-school program to meet the needs of largely vulnerable children living in this urban slum community. They take in children of working single mothers and other at-risk children with the goal of bringing them to wholeness and academic excellence. It also provides evangelistic outreach through its many small groups.
Because of these efforts, the church in Recife is growing. For this project, the diocese renovated a multi-purpose gym that is serving members of the community, complementing House of Hope’s outreach programs. With the renovated space, the Diocese of Recife can now offer programs that boost the lives of community members, such as weekly support groups for teen mothers and single mothers. An after-school program will provide sports and recreational opportunities at the gym to help keep at risk-children off the streets. The space is also used for events such as youth extravaganzas, community health days, weekend church retreats and evangelism services.