Skip to main content

Casa Hogar Vida

Translation: "House Home Life"

It's not as soul-stirring when you say it in English, or so I've been told by native Spanish speakers, but Casa Hogar Vida is a life-changing project that Iglesia Gran Comision has begun in Choluteca, Honduras and we got to encounter the construction during its genesis phase.

I'm sad that I haven't posted much yet about our adventure in Honduras. We've been back for a couple weeks now, but life just now seems to be easing up on the accelerator. We've unpacked. Caught up on email. Cleaned the apartment. Replenished the fridge. Sent out our newsletter.

And, likely, we've begun to slip back into our numbed reality once again.

Perfect time to go back and reflect then. :)

A few years ago, the Fawcett family crossed the pond and visited Honduras for the first time. Ian and Julie had finished up seminary near Nottingham and were ready to confront some of life's greatest challenges: poverty and HIV/AIDS. For years, they had a vision to confront these issues in partnership with the Church and after some help from the UN, they began to map out a vision to help transform a community that was suffering under the double-helix of poverty and AIDS. It was a 5-year plan. More than a plan. It was a vision. A God-inspired, Gospel-centered vision. They prayed. They waited.

While in Honduras, the Fawcetts met Giovanni, who is a bi-vocational pastor at Iglesia Gran Comision in Choluteca, Honduras.

For some time, Pastor Giovanni, a successful doctor at a local hospital, had witnessed the horrors of HIV/AIDS. In the past few years, a great team of men and women from his church had started a malnutrition clinic, a daycare, tortilla factory, bakery, construction projects, micro-loans - all projects designed to help the poor climb out of the cycle of poverty and discover the freedom and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. But now, Giovanni believed it was time to reach out to the ostracized AIDS population of Honduras, which is home to one of the highest proportions of HIV/AIDS victims in Central America. He and his team formed a plan. A God-centered vision to begin a community center over a 5-year period. They prayed. They waited.

It is no coincidence that the separate visions of these Honduran and British men and women came together like hand and glove. God was in this.

The Fawcetts, including their two teenage kids, moved to Choluteca after language training in Costa Rica. A large plot of land was purchased outside of town and ground was broke in November 2007 for the first home of Casa Hogar Vida.

The vision for this extensive community center includes: 150-200 homes for families affected or infected by HIV/AIDS, 10 orphanage homes, a brick factory, a clinic, a chapel, a missionary house, a food distribution center, sports fields, fruit and vegetable farms. And most importantly: houses that children and families can call home for life. A place where they will find love and acceptance and freedom.

The gospel of Christ is at the very core of this entire project. It is the gospel that gives those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in the horrifically ostracized culture of Honduras a foundation of hope.

The Fawcetts and the local church of Iglesia Gran Comision are a part of spreading that hope like a life-giving disease to the poor of Honduras.

You can learn more at http://casahogarvida.blogspot.com

More related posts to come...

Comments

chanel bags said…

Classic fashion chanel bags, latest burberry bags, warm winter ugg boots outlet.

Popular posts from this blog

Pilgrims Looking for the Sun

x

Pilgrims Looking for the Sun
This weekend across America, our transportation and information highways will glut with millions of eclipse-chasers travelling from the far corners of the globe order to find an unobstructed view along the “total eclipse” zone spanning the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment for many. A total eclipse of this nature hasn’t spanned this country for a century, though, the upcoming century holds many such eclipses in store. I myself will be joining the ranks of eclipse-chasers, making a relatively brief journey south to my parent’s property in Sparta, IL, which is comfortably within the totality zone.
I’m a latecomer in educating myself about this rare event. Only after watching two videos (by Smarter Every Day and Vox) and discussing the astronomically phenomenal event with my friend, Kacey, did my eyes begin to open in wonder and amazement at the unique phenomena of a total eclipse. Previously, I thought, oh, I’ll be…

Leatherbound Books

If you're into reading or just like thinking that you are, you should check out LibraryThing. Pretty sweet site actually. I have many leather bound books in my online catalogue. You can see for yourself: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/jdkinglt. The site allows you to see users who have similar reading tastes as you and then you can check out their book reviews and other reading selections. I didn't have time yet to upload the Bearenstein Bears books I read back in high scho...I mean kindergarten. Mostly--well entirely, actually--my catalogue is filled with some books I've had the chance to read since the start of college. The point when I began to take reading seriously. Useless site? Ah...I wouldn't say so. It may help me to broaden my reading intake a bit. Or, maybe I'm just a sucker for these novel sites that allow us to connect with others and share knowledge.

What were my memorable books of 2016?

I don't read nearly as much these days. Or maybe not as much as I'd prefer in some idealistic (unreal) world where I get to spend a few hours a day soaking up good literature.

Mostly, I'm reading Goodnight, Gorilla, There's a Rumble in the Jungle or Fancy Nancy. (Let's be honest. I actually like children's literature.) And at bedtime, Anna has fallen in love with (routine?) my narration of homegrown stories. (In case you're wondering, I'm a terrible storyteller. I wish I were that dad whose stories inspire her to one day look back and marvel at the whimsical, imaginative stories I cooked up at bedtime, but alas, probably not. I'm learning slowly, though, at least about what kind of story she will likely enjoy.)

But in the margins of here and there, I have found time for a sampling of books in 2016. Here are some memorable ones:

More of Less, Joshua Becker

A helpful guide on minimizing excess (possessions) so you can focus on what's most important…