We are thrilled to announce that we officially have a home in Armenia, Colombia. After months of searching for a home and being rejected several times, we finally were able to find a home for Sonia and all the children that live with her. It is so amazing to see how God works: although the other houses we looked at were all better and bigger than the place where Sonia lived, they do not compare to the house that God has provided! This house has more rooms, giving us enough space to put several bunk beds in each room, it also has lots of closet space so that the children will be able to store their belongings! The kitchen is much bigger, providing plenty of room for the meals that feed hundreds of kids, and the living room is big enough for these kids to finally eat together! There are also several showers and bathrooms and it even has a small terrace to perhaps plant a couple of things.
The New House
We are so excited to finally be able to use what God’s provision! We are in the process of buying furniture, and even getting some of it made so that it fits perfectly in the space that we have been given. What an amazing opportunity it is to be able to share this with all the people that have participated in making this possible, not only through giving but also the many prayers that have been lifted up. So, thank you again and please continue to pray for Seeds of Hope. It is an on going project and there is so much to be done!
We are so grateful for all the people who came out and supported us during the Bingo night. What a blessing it was to see so many people gathered together to have fun, but also to put our hearts together for this beautiful cause in Armenia, Colombia. The turnout was amazing, we were able to meet our goal and it was definitely a lot of fun!
Unfortunately, things are not always very easy when it comes with working with different countries. The government of Colombia has made it a little difficult for us to find a home for these children since their requirements are very specific and very hard to find, especially in a city like Armenia. We have been looking for a home, and we have made it to the closing stage twice, but then circumstances outside our control have caused the deals to fall through. I feel like part of this is that we are indeed in a spiritual warfare and when the enemy sees that we, the kingdom of God, want to make things happen, there are always going to be attacks. However, we are not giving up and we know that God is preparing something amazing for these children. Our dream for this project is to be able to build a place that meets all the qualifications the government is asking for, and we are working to see things happen. We would like to invite you to pray with us to be able to find land that would be in a safe location for these children and that we would be able to build them a place that they could call home.
All of the money that was raised at the bingo night is still intact and waiting to be spent on furniture and supplies for the children. We have identified a local supplier so that we will be able to furnish the future home as soon as possible. We are so excited to be able to do this for the children. What a magnificent blessing it would be for them to have their own beds, forks, plates, etc. We look forward to the day when we can place all the pieces of this puzzle together. For now we ask that you would fervently pray for their safety, their health, and the healing they have to go through to overcome all the things that they have gone through. Thank you so much for being a part of our movement with Little Changes International.
We are so excited to introduce to you our new project! We have recently been given the opportunity to partner up with a Colombian organization to help stop a vicious cycle of child abuse, labor and homelessness in Armenia, Colombia.
In Armenia, it is not rare to find children asking for money out on the streets, or to see them working odd jobs for very little pay. In this particular city many children are forced to work in order to provide for their families. Many of these families are made up of women who are slaves to the sex industry and/or addicted to drugs. The fathers of these children, who are more than likely not involved, are also addicted to drugs and usually struggle with alcoholism. Most of these homes are unstable and present a very violent and dangerous environment in which the children are in most cases responsible for the well being of the entire family. These children are forced to leave school and go to the streets, leaving their innocence behind as they are victims of abuse, drugs, violence, and often abandonment from their own family.
Little Changes International wants to make it possible for this cycle to stop. We want to be the voice for those who are not heard. We want people to know that these precious children who are on the streets are not there because they chose to leave their wonderful life, but because unfortunately they don’t have families who will fight for them. Little Changes International wants to give these children an opportunity at life. We want them to be educated, to be healthy, and most of all to know what it feels like to be loved. We want to help Sonia with a home that will house 25 children who have been left to mend for themselves – a home for these children who have been through it all and are ready to move on with life.
However, this house will serve for more than just a home for these children. Some of our goals for this house are: for children to be reinstalled back in school, to host 150 children that will be fed nutritious meals on a daily basis, to provide counseling in order for them to cope with their traumatic experiences, to provide after-school activities, to provide medical care and drug rehabilitation, and to provide edification through the Word of God. Lastly, this home will also host “preventative schools” for children at risk, and for children who are already attending school but need extra support.
Please help us make this project possible by praying for each of the children that will live in this home, and for those who will be involved with any of our projects. You can also help us by donating whatever you can to Little Changes International. You can find how to donate by going to get involved tab on our website. Your donation for this project will go directly to help pay for this home and everything that is needed in order to reach our goals.