Puerta de Esperanza, a home for single teen moms in Honduras, is one of the many missions highlighted Nov. 8 to 10 at the Mission to the World Global Missions Conference held only once every three years. This year’s event is in Greenville, SC and includes speakers from across the world.
Amid the stories of violence, gang warfare and drugs in Honduras, is one of hope for young mothers who are a part of the Mission to the World Puerta De Esperanza (PDE) program. Shannon Innes Ordonez founded the program that means “Door of Hope” to assist mothers in caring for their babies, learning skills and independence.
“Many of these girls come from abusive and broken family backgrounds and have no idea what it looks like to love their children and raise them well,” said Ordonez. “Puerta de Esperanza gives these girls a chance to be taught from Scripture first and foremost what it looks like to have a relationship with Christ and that through Him they can have hope for their future and for their family.”
In October, PDE, was given a 2:1 matching grant opportunity. They are halfway to the $10,000 goal that will mean so much to the women and babies living in the home. The funds can come from one-time gifts, new monthly donors or extra monthly giving. The money is used for food, electricity, rent, schooling, and medical needs.
You can be a part of a program that teaches young women Scriptural principles on how to work hard, be good moms, raise their children teaching them about the Lord, and growing in their own personal faith as well. “They are given an education and prepared for their long-term future,” said Ordonez who lives with her husband and three children near PDE.