There are many obstacles in the lives of the children and youth here and only Jesus can heal the destruction and pain these children have experienced. Our mission is to offer a loving Christian home and family environment that provides for and nurtures the children of Honduras that have been abused, abandoned and neglected by their families. We offer a safe and supportive family, ensuring that each family member receives an education, proper health care and spiritual guidance and support. We strive to help them become established as productive, strong members of society to break the cycle of poverty and abuse they were victims of.
In Honduras even more so than elsewhere, education is alpha and omega in acquiring a job. That is why giving the girls a quality education is a top priority for us and why we have started our own school; The Learning Center.
- We have 13 girls in primary
- Five girls are studying in middle school or high school
- We have had 5 girl finishing high school - one as valedictorian and two others competing with her for the spot.
- Four girls are currently in college (medicine, nursing, law, and business).
- One has graduated from college and is looking into Master's programs.
- Weighed 16 pounds at 6 years old, she was in the hospital for a total of 22 weeks.
- She had no education, had never been to school, held a pencil or even seen a car before.
- She is 14 now and a very sweet, compassionate 7th grader who weighs 92 pounds.
- She had a 30 inch waist at 2 years of age due to parasites and swelling. The doctors told Allison that she should have died. They let Allison bring her home after a week in the hospital and she was able to nurse her back to life. Now she is a happy, thriving 11 year old.
- She was a special needs glue baby who had parasites and pneumonia. She is now fully recovered both mentally and physically.
Many of the older girls that have passed through the doors of the EFP home are still considered our family. They will always be taken back into the home and receive love and respect. It has proven to be a blessing staying involved in their lives, both through accomplishments and struggles.
The girls are involved in volunteering at the PanAmerican Health Services outside of Peña Blanca; holding babies, playing in the playground with the younger kids, doing arts and crafts, and simply hanging out and chatting with the older kids. We have definitely seen the girls grow with compassion and gratefulness through their volunteering. They love the chance to show God’s love to other children.
- Eleven girls have been baptized.
- Other girls have dedicated their lives to God.
- All of the girls have a willingness to go to church and fellowship. They are eagerly learning more of God’s word.
The scars and abuse that all of these girls have endured, whether visible or not, will always be there. However, by God’s grace they are continuing to heal each day.