“On the NGO Helping Honduras Kids”
The Episcopal Church’s version of the Nicene Creed ends with the following sentence: “We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.” Over the course of the last week, I’ve received a spiritual foretaste of the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
La Ceiba, Honduras, has been my home since June 21. I decided to come to La Ceiba in order to work with the non-governmental organization Helping Honduras Kids (HHK), which runs an orphanage and a jungle school for impoverished and abandoned children. You can find out more about HHK by looking at their website http://www.helpinghonduraskids.org/ . Only the word “miraculous” adequately describes the organization’s story, so I encourage you to explore their history by visiting the link.
In the biblical book of St. James we find the words, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world,” (James 1:27). Without a doubt HHK is living out this verse both symbolically and literally. Many of the orphans under the organization’s care were physically abused, raped, or severely neglected prior to their arrival at the orphanage. Keep in mind that about 40% of young Honduran girls have been sexually violated. The statistics for boys are equally astounding. These children were in “distress,” and HHK turned their difficult situations into abundant blessings. The organization and its sponsors are more than laudable.
I will share with you HHK’s link for donations so that you can make a donation if you desire to do so: https://secure.etransfer.com/ecomm/donation/donation1.cfm?d2org=HHK&d2tool=donate . Assuredly, the money will be well spent. There are two children in particular who need support at the moment, Julio and Ana. They are siblings who came to the orphanage just a few months ago. You’ll find their pictures below:
Though both of these children faced serious challenges in the past, in my unprofessional opinion I’d say that they are developing really well and show signs of academic brilliance and moral uprightness, much of which must be due to the will of God and the workers at HHK. If you cannot provide a donation to support them at this time, please consider praying for their health and their faith.
Thank you so much for reading this post. May the Lord our God bless you and your family.