La Maison De L'Esperance (Hope House)
– A children's ministry for abandoned and orphaned children. This ministry was birthed out of a local pastor's vision to see orphaned and marginalized children given the opportunity to experience the love of Christ and parents, and to thrive and enact positive change on a society that had left them for dead. (Pastor Israel & Nathalie Ndoungou).
This is another partner ministry that will be at PK27, but until the "Village of Hope" is built, we continue to partner with the Ndoungous. It is very difficult to pay for rent on a house large enough for more than fifty people, and also the expenses of having over forty-five children on a pastor's salary. We assist Hope House with medical and food costs and other things as needed. We sent an E4 Associate in 2011 to work with Pastor Israel and Nathalie regarding safe systems for the kids with visits, documentation, blood/HIV tests, medical and dental work and many other components. This is the one area of our project at PK27 that will not be self-sufficient, as parents who take in abandoned and orphaned children will need some help with expenses.
A SPECIFIC WAY TO HELP HOPE HOUSE
Every day 45+ children at Hope house awaken to a day full of life, education, and recreation because their most prominent worry will not be about where their next meal will come from. Were it not for Hope House, the majority of these children would find themselves living alone on the streets, scavenging for food, or in slave labor situations.
Hope House provides two balanced meals a day for these children. The health and nutrition that comes from a healthy diet is crucial in allowing these children to thrive.