We would like to thank everyone that came out to support Handfuls of Hope at the Matt Maher concert. As well as those that could make the event but prayed over the night! A special thank you to Star 99.1 for making this concert a reality! 51 children were sponsored that evening!!! If you didn’t get a chance to sponsor a child and would like to, please visit our website at handfulsofhope.org. Thank you again!
Check out the latest video of our new Sports Ministry in action!
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We need your help! Please consider donating to the list of supplies needed for our upcoming trips!
DR 2019 - Items to collect
• Uniforms for volleyball and baseball
• Volleyball nets and balls and pads
• Baseball gloves, balls, helmets, hats…
• Composition notebooks
• Pens, pencils, erasers, dry erase markers
• Triple antibiotic cream
• Tylenol and Advil
• Diapers (all sizes)/wipes
• Beanie Babies, small toys, small crayons and coloring books
• Bibles (spanish)
We would like to welcome our newest missionary, Jackie Araneo! She was raised in Union, New Jersey in a Christian family. Jackie accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at a young age but feels that her faith and relationship with God has grown the most in the past few years. She went on her first short-term mission trip with Handfuls of Hope in August 2017 and spent the following summer helping the organization start its sports ministry for young children. After this experience, she felt God’s calling to become a full time missionary and is now serving as the Director of Sports Ministries. She has a strong passion for sports and working with children and is excited to be able to use these interests as a way to serve God and share the gospel. Welcome to the Handfuls of Hope family Jackie!
We would like to send out a warm welcome to our newest staff member and missionary, Henry Alvarez, aka Kiko. Kiko has served in ministry in the Dominican Republic for more than 20 years working with various mission groups. He and his wife, Kelly live in San Pedro with their two beautiful daughters. Kiko has a passion for the lost and has wrapped his arms around the core values of Handfuls of Hope. He is not only passionate about the work in the DR but also the eternal impact it could have on those that serve the Lord on mission trips. Kiko serves as the Director of Partner Development where he creates and maintains relationships with other ministries and churches both in the DR and in North America.
This past week Handfuls of Hope had the privilege of partnering with Timothy Christian School for their senior class mission trip! The seniors spent time praying and sharing the love of the Lord in the school, handing out food through the HOH Isaiah 58 Program, in the children's hospital, girl's orphanage and many other places. We would like to thank all of the seniors for selflessly pouring out their hearts and sharing the love of God with the people of the Dominican Republic. We are so proud of each of you! Congratulations Class of 2019! #tcsdrtrip2019
Today is Random Act of Kindness Day! Remember to show kindness to everyone. You never know how your kindness will positively affect someone's day! If you currently sponsor a child, consider sending them a note just to let them know they matter. If you do not sponsor a child and would like to, visit our website, handfulsofhope.org and sign up today!
January has been a great month at the Handfuls of Hope School! After a nice break from the holidays, it was back to work. Our first Mission Trip of the year headed down to the Dominican Republic in early January where many adults and children were cared for by our amazing team. Many of which had a chance to visit with their sponsor children! Our teachers were built very much needed desks and they couldn't be happier!
On January 25th the students celebrated Juan Pablo Duarte, the Dominican Republic’s founding father. Every year his birthday and his work towards independence are honored and celebrated throughout the country.
Did you know...
A bronze and granite statue is in Lower Manhattan, NYC in Duarte Square located on Avenue of the Americas and Canal Street. It was donated by the Dominican Republic on January 26, 1978. If you are ever in NYC make sure to go see it!
A team of over 60 people worked tirelessly to provide healthcare and food to so many beautiful people in the remote villages. Thank you to this amazing team!
The team had a great day of ministry in a village called Monte Plata.
They distributed 15,000 meals and had an amazing program full of activities!
The second group from the Liquid Church High School program is in the Dominican Republic right now.
The images from Day 1 can be found on the Handfuls of Hope Facebook Page!
Day 2 was a great day full of God's love. The team handed out food in different villages and took the time to face paint and care for those they encountered.
Handfuls of Hope officially has a two story building in the Dominican Republic!
This coming September, at the beginning of the new school year, 3 more classrooms will be available to accommodate children and staff.
This is a win for Handfuls of Hope, the community, and every one who has ever contributed to the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in the Dominican Republic through education and faith. Praise the Lord!
The team spent Day 5 in a village called La Rigola. It is a very poor village but it was a lovely experience. They distributed food, pampers, and clothes. They also were able to visit the village called Pica Pica.
The day ended by making 120 sandwiches for a day at the beach with the girls from the orphanage the next day.
On the fourth day of the mission trip, the team had a wonderful time with Pastor Karl's Homework Ministry.
They also delivered Manna Packs before the rain came.
The morning of day 3 included setting up for the events to come later on in the day. After the set up was completed, the team participated in face painting!
The rest of the day was full of fun activities in a fair held at the Handfuls of Hope School. At which about 175 kids from the school attended and participated in activities like water fights. The team put on puppet shows and dramas for all.