In 2009 a social worker from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service was referred to Jonathan Roiz, founder of The Hope Movement to assist in reconnecting Mauricio an immigrant boy from Mexico would was displaced and being deported. They were in search for his family so that he is not deported to the dangerous streets of his home town of Reynosa. Jonathan began his detailed search for connections in Mexico and on the boarder. Through a difficult search God lead him to some pastors who lived near the boarder and were willing to travel to Reynosa to search for the boys family. Pastor Jose Iglesias with Grace Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas was able to get in contact with the community and obtain phone numbers for the minor's family, which were passed along to the facility where Mauricio was being held. The social worker met with the minor and he informed her that he was able to speak with his family.
These are common acts of compassion that take place through The Hope Movement behind the scenes. Often humbly taken on without many even knowing it except for God. This is our heart, to answer God's call and be willing to say send me I'll go.
Located in the Amazon city of Iquitos, Peru our Reaching Children for Jesus program is one of the only outreach programs in Iquitos, Peru, providing weekly nutritious meals to the most vulnerable of children in the community, children who most days live on less than a piece of bread a day, and spend their time in the streets begging and searching for food for their families. Children live in wooden huts on stilts located above the Amazon River and are transported from their home to our center by canoe. A nutritious meal is essential for survival and development. In attending the program the Hope Movement does not just provide physical nourishment, but through education and counseling we provide spiritual and emotional nourishment to guide children, heal their inner wounds, and inspire them to pursue their life’s purpose, understanding that poverty is not their destiny, it is only an obstacle to overcome to make their dreams into a reality.
In 2004 The Hope Movement answered the cries of God's servants, Pastor Brando Molina and his beautiful wife, and 4 children. At that time their three boys were 14, 12 ,and 10 years old and their little girl is 6 years old. They are Pastors' of a small church in El Salvador with a passion to bring a positive change within their communities. In taking on this responsibility of helping others they have had to suffer many hardships. Because of heavy rains and poor construction of their roof water was pouring into their home. The items in their home were bring destroyed such as furniture, clothing, and items that reflect their memories. Because of the water pouring into the home, the children became sick, but they had no money to take them to the Doctors, nor did they have the money to provide basic meals to keep their fragile bodies strong.
With the help of Marta Noguera we obtained donations to help build a roof for the Molina family and provide needed supplies which were destroyed by the rain.
This is a secure way to give a one-time or monthly gift to help us continue the work God has started in various nations including Guatemala, Kenya and The U.S. The Hope Movement is God's ministry and we are all called to give, take action and preach the Gospel, it is all of our responsibility, if we believe the Word of God it is required of us. So join His work as you are The Hope Movement and work with us to continue the work that God has started.
We need to raise $10,000 within 60 days. Our monthly operations for our mission work is $2,500 in Guatemala and now in Kenya will be double that amount. As you can see there is a lot of need and we need you to take on this passion to help us help others.
Check out The Hope Movement in Action in September 2016
Check out the The Hope Movement transforming vacant lots in the hood into havens of hope and now planning the start of street outreach and bible studies.
Dear Brother Jonathan,
This our dear and lovely regards to God the Father, The Son, and The Holy spirit for what he used you to accomplish together with our lovely father Jim here in Kenya Africa. Thanks so much to have accepted the call of God to serve the orphans,widows, less privileged and the people of God wherever you've been allowed by God to go or step.
Every month The Hope Movement is providing thousands of meals, providing education, counseling families, and preaching the Gospel. Those who maintain the website are volunteers but we make every effort to share all of the wonderful things God is doing around the world. Please check out The Hope Movement in action in the month of August. Become a prayer and financial partner to help us continue to do the will and work of God.
After working a long day at our Haven of Hope center in Colonia de Madrid, Escuintla, Guatemala our team felt led to visit a neighboring community. This community is a very poor settlement of people who live in houses made of metal and face many daily struggles.
The Hope Movement opened an outreach center in the mountains of an indigenous community in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala in 2014. This is a special place where children and families find refuge from hunger, abuse and hopelessness. Here we serve meals every week, provide counseling, home visitation and much more.
See the recent mission of The Hope Movement in Kenya and the wonderful work being done by Pastor Frederick and his team who have united to form a legally registered ministry The Hope Movement: Kenya to expand their work to support 120 orphans, widows, community and evangelize throughout Kenya.
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The orphans wanted to share some songs and Bible verses for us. They sang and danced in Swahili and english and inspired by their childlike faith. A little orphan child began singing Thank you for your grace, as she began to sing the words about God's grace she began to cry, moved by the power of His awesome grace. These are the orphans The Hope Movement has been called to assist. We need your help to join us in this call.
Help The Hope Movement provide a better life to these precious children, give at www.hopemovement.com.
During our mission in Kenya we spoke four times in a tent and at local churches about Theology 101 and revival. Jonathan spoke about how we are souls, being eternally minded, our sinful nature, justification, adoption into the family of God, sanctification, how we are the church, its not a building and then began to share about the state of the church. He spoke about how God is calling the church to repentance as we need transformation. As he spoke about revival people began to weep and cry out to God. We saw revival beginning to take place in Africa.
We just returned from Kenya and witnessed great need but also hope pouring into the lives of children and widows through a team of pastors and nurses. The children we met were orphaned by the death of parents and abandonment and were rescued by a local pastor and his team.
The Hope Movement registered as a Kenyan non-profit and we are managing this project in Kenya. We saw a great need to purchase additional land and build houses for the children to reside. With the land they will be able to sustain the program through farming and in time a school will be constructed for the children.