Village of Hope Guatemala
Village of Hope is located in San Lucas, Guatemala and was started in 2011 by Todd and Amy Block. The vision for Village of Hope was born out the knowledge that God has a heart for the least of these. Scripture reveals a God who is passionate about the sick, the widow, the orphan, the alien, and the poor. The purpose of Village of Hope is to provide family, faith and a future to special needs children and vulnerable mothers in a family style setting.
The Block Family
Todd and Amy's vision for Village of Hope Guatemale was first born out of their own understanding of the adopting nature of God. This spurred them on to first open their hearts and home to the adoption of a little girl from. It was through this adoption that The Lord began to work on their hearts to prepare them for Village of Hope. Amy writes on her blog,
"Our purpose in life had been self serving but God opened our eyes through an orphan. Suddenly climbing the corporate ladder, building a larger house, name brand clothing, savings accounts, striving for the newest, the biggest, the best- as we had been doing- seemed ridiculous, repulsive, and wrong. Especially now that we knew what was at stake- the life of one of God’s children."
They would go on to adopt 1 more child from Guatemala, 2 adopted in the states through the foster system, and 1 adopted from Ethiopia. The Block's then began to travel to Guatemala for shirt term mission work which led to them moving their family of 9 to Guatemale in 2011 to start and serve at Village of Hope.
Sovereign Hope and Village of Hope Guatemala.
Our church supports Village of Hope financially monthly and have been able to send a team of women down there with the express purpose of teaching the bible to women. There have been great reports of the ministry that was done down there and we are excited to see what The Lord does through this trip.
Sovereign Hope Church's vision for orphan ministry aligns with their goal to provide each child the Gospel of heavenly adoption through Christ, an earthly family, and practical help for the life ahead of them. We envourage you to visit their website to find out the ways for you personally to be involved with the ministry of Village of Hope Guatemala..