Mission Possible Report on Trip to Bogota

In October 2014 Mission Possible went to Bogota in Colombia. Here is a report on how the work in Bogota is progressing.

Hope House for boys

One of the boys who hopes to go to University next year Luz Marina - the manager of Hope House, with her daughter Marianna and Sadie (Mission Possible) Little Yefferson was admitted to Hope House in January 2014 but he is struggling with his studies.

1. One of the boys who hopes to go to University next year
2. Luz Marina – the manager of Hope House, with her daughter Marianna and Sadie (Mission Possible)
3. Little Yefferson was admitted to Hope House in January 2014 but he is struggling with his studies.

Good progress is being made in Hope House despite the on-going problems for some of the boys.  It takes approximately four years for a child to rebuild his life and change from being negative and rejected to having a positive outlook with confidence in himself.

A significant part of this change is due to Luz Marina, the manager of Hope House, who provides love, dedication and patience with the boys as they struggle with the discipline, routine and schooling which is necessary and so very different from the wild life which they spent on the streets of Bogota.

Some of the boys are due to finish school and hope to obtain a place in University over the next year.  This will result in vacancies which can be filled by new boys being rescued and admitted.  Those who trusted the Lord are receiving discipleship training in Hope House and are being spiritually blessed.  We thank and praise God for his guiding hand upon the lives of these young boys.

Juan Rey Feeding Centre

Joe with this little boy enjoying a protein bar. A boiled egg is a weekly treat for the children. This is Evelyn, one of the 65 children who received a children’s Bible last year.

1. Joe with this little boy enjoying a protein bar.
2. A boiled egg is a weekly treat for the children.
3. This is Evelyn, one of the 65 children who received a children’s Bible last year.

Work within the Day Centre, which is currently used as a Feeding Centre, is progressing well and during last year all sixty five children who attend were given a children’s Bible.  Some of the parents have trusted the Lord and a number of new children have been introduced to the Centre.

Construction of the new Juan Rey Centre

All of the structural steelwork has been erected, but the architects were faced with a problem in obtaining the necessary building license which would enable them to continue with phase two of the construction.  This problem, which was outside the control of the architect and builders, was due to a change in the administration procedures within Bogota Council and has resulted in the work being stalled.  We have been assured; however, that there is not a problem and that the license will be issued very shortly, allowing construction work to re-commence early in the New Year.  No additional costs will be incurred by Mission Possible and during our visit we were able to validate that all of the finances are in order. 

Please pray that this license would be issued very soon and that the work can resume without further delay.

New Hope House for Girls

The current Hope House residential home is for boys only and we believe that God has placed a burning desire in our hearts to have such a home for little girls who are in great danger and need to be rescued. After much prayer and discussions with the Foundation in Bogota, it was agreed that we progress with this exciting new project and they are presently looking for suitable accommodation which could be adapted to meet the requirements of a home for up to twenty girls.  The total cost would be approximately £170,000.

We need your help

We would encourage you to stand with us in this exciting new project by helping with the funding.  Please do so by forwarding a cheque to Mission Possible, 44 Main Street, Portglenone, Co. Antrim.  BT44 8HS or online by using the give.net facility.   Most importantly, we need your prayers for this on-going work and especially for the carers and little children. 

Proverbs 16 v 3:  “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans   will succeed”.

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