The Hogar de Amor Orphanage Story
Hurricane Mitch, the most deadly Atlantic hurricane in 200 years, stalled over Honduras for two days in October, 1998 causing extreme flooding and destruction and leaving over 15,000 people dead or missing. Years later, the damage to the country’s physical and social infrastructure has yet to be overcome. Families were torn apart by death and thousands of children were orphaned. Arvil Smith and his wife were serving as Baptist missionaries at the time and witnessed the devastation first hand. While driving through the streets after the hurricane trying to determine how they could help, they became aware of the many homeless and abandoned children. Overwhelmed with sadness for these children, they knew they had no choice but to reach out and do something. The Smiths remained faithful to their vision and soon after Hogar Amor was built, consisting of a children’s home,, a Christian school and a church where Pastor Smith preaches. He and his wife, Miriam are the "parents" of the children, having dedicated their lives to them.
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Hogar de Amor (Home of Love) has about 25 children that have been abandoned, neglected by their parents or abused. Our goals is to love these children and find families to support their care. Your monthly support will help fund housing, food, clothes, staffing and education for these children – the basic necessities to grow up. Since these children are not available for adoption, we offer a sponsorship program. A full sponsorship costs $100/month. We also have quarter sponsorships at $25/month per child. Please consider sponsoring one of these children. You can do it RIGHT NOW ONLINE by filling out the form below! Thanks for making making a difference!