Hope is Born and Destinies are Discovered

International Student Scholarship Program

Education is inexpensive through the sixth grade in Honduras. But beginning in junior high school, students are required to wear uniforms and to buy their own school materials and supplies. By twelve years of age most boys are expected to work for pay, and most girls become caregivers to younger brothers and sisters in their large families. As one girl washes clothes, gathers wood for the fire, and makes tortillas, all the while holding on her hip a younger brother or sister, her life's path is already set.

Then a boy comes walking by, notices the industrious young beauty and says "Why don't you come and make tortillas for me?" Desiring to escape the life she leads, she departs with him, only soon to give birth to her own child. Soon the young father escapes from his new responsibilities and the cycle of poverty and abandonent continues into the next generation. Without an education, without any greater expectation, without hope, this curse will continue through generations to come.

Every child is created by God. Created with a destiny, with a purpose. Just imagine if that destiny were known, and that purpose were made a possibility, how different would the life of that child be? Hope and a Future opens the doors to destinies.

Hope and a Future

Hope and a Future offers scholarships to students who lack the resources to continue their education after the sixth grade. But Hope and a Future goes beyond educating the poor.

I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you Hope and a Future, Jeremiah 29:11 says. For the first time in their lives these students are allowed to dream, and they are encouraged to dream big. They are taught that God has big plans for them, and their purpose in life is to discover and to pursue that destiny with all their strength.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. Students are encouraged to trust God with their life, their dreams, and with their destiny. Their destiny exists and in God they can discover what it is and with his help they can pursue it and achieve it.

You can become a sponsor of a student through Hope and a Future. You can even come to Honduras and visit your student face to face and see the changes first-hand the knowlege of God brings.

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