Holiday Challenge 2018: Hearts for Hope Dinner

Holiday Challenge 2018: Hearts for Hope Dinner

 “Come learn about our work in Honduras, share in our successes, and how together we can help the children of Honduras thrive!”

On December 2, 2018, First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) hosts the second annual Hearts for Hope dinner in support of Steven and Lauren Hosack, a.k.a. the Hosacks in Honduras.  The dinner begins at 4:30pm until 6:30pm in the church gym.

Purchase tickets at the church beginning Sunday, November 11, or online HERE.

The Hosacks are the current volunteer directors at the House of Hope in Puerto Lempira, Honduras. They oversee day-to-day operations at the house, which includes discipline, tutoring, and structure. Most of all, they show the children the love of Christ.

The House of Hope is home to 35-45 children at any one time. This includes partially disabled, abused, neglected, and/or malnourished children.  They come to the house needing a safe place to sleep, a hot meal to eat, and a mentor to guide them.

The Hosacks job is not only to help the kids with homework, provide clothing and school supplies, or bandage cuts and scratches.  Our job is to push and encourage the kids to achieve their goals and dreams. Our job is to help them break the cycle of poverty and abuse to become leaders in their communities.  Our job is love the children with the same never-ending love that Jesus has shown us. Our job is not only to help them survive day to day, our dream is to help them thrive.

“After arriving in Puerto Lempira in 2015, we have spent the last three years living in a 9’x16’ room.  With the addition of our daughter, we have outgrown our current space and are dreaming to build a home on property adjacent to the House of Hope,” said Steven Hosack. “This home will not only give us some much needed space and privacy, but a place to relax and recharge, all while staying a stone’s throw away from the children.”

“At the inaugural Hearts for Hope dinner in 2017, we were able to raise about half of the funds needed for our home,” said Lauren Hosack.  “These funds allowed us to purchase the land, build a security fence, and drill a 75-foot well with clean drinking water.”

This year’s goal is to raise $80,000. From this amount, $50,000 will provide the Hosacks with their necessary annual living expenses.  The additional $30,000 will allow them to insert a septic system and construct a home for their family.

More information about the mission can be found on their website.

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.  1 Corinthians 13:1-3