On August 24th, a team of volunteers consisting of Annie George, Joshua George, Jonathan Varghese, John Reggie and Jacob George will be visiting the Miqueas 6.8 orphanage in La Colorada, Honduras. We want to make their mission trip as fruitful as possible and that's where we need your help. We're going for a whopping $1500+
to help Miqueas 6.8 achieve their goals for 2013.
Some of them include:
- Providing music lessons for 3 kids for an entire year
- School supplies and tuition for 1 month for the kids
- Fruits and vegetables to maintain a nutritious diet
- 6 months of milkWho is Miqueas 6.8?
Miqueas 6.8 is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit and Honduran charitable organization that operates a children’s home "Hogar Miqueas" in the village of La Colorada, Honduras. The vision of Miqueas 6.8 is to raise children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused with love, care, education, encouragement and Christian values; so that they will have the ability to lead the future generations of Honduras. It is our hope that through Hogar Miqueas we will be able to see a generation of children that will show love, compassion, and share knowledge and wisdom with everyone they come in contact with. Miqueas 6.8 is also dedicated to the community around them by building homes and by providing small business opportunities for the extremely poor. We work with the children in the community and provide education to promote self-sufficiency.What is their mission?
We believe that Honduras' development revolves around children and their communities. Therefore we have planned activities to promote the holistic development of children and their communities.What is their vision?
The vision of Miqueas 6.8 is to raise abandoned, neglected and abused children with love, care, education, encouragement and Christian values; so that they will have the ability to lead the future generations of Honduras.The Future of Miqueas 6.8
One of the first things that one learns while working in Honduras is that nothing turns out exactly as it was planned. Well not exactly as we might have planned, however God has his own plans. Hogar Miqueas was originally meant to house the first 30 children that joined Hogar Miqueas. This however was contingent on all of the children being of similar age. We currently have 38 children ranging from 10 months to 14 years of age. God has brought these special children to our care and we are now working on future plans to best adapt the mission to the needs of these (and future) children.
Having babies, preschoolers and kindergartens, as well as fourth and fifth graders together, creates some difficulties in managing the various schedules and sleep schedules of all the children. Hogar Miqueas has two dormitories, one for the girls and one for the boys, and is not suitable for housing such a variety of ages. To help the older children flourish in their own environment, two houses in close proximity to Hogar Miqueas have been purchased to create an extension of our first home in the community of La Colorada. The two homes will be used to establish an all girls and all boys residence so that social studies, biology and geometry can be the daily worries of our older children, and not dirty diapers, potty training or a 7:30pm bed time.
La Casa Amarilla (The Yellow House) sits on 1/4 of an acre property just a block from the Hogar Miqueas and will be home for girls 10 to 12. Since purchasing the home, Miqueas 6.8 has launched an expansion of the house to accommodate the needs of the girls. The house originally had three small rooms, a kitchen and a living room. Now there will be 3 large rooms for the girls, each room having its own bathroom. The house will also have room for a "Tia" or house mother who will live with the girls and ensure to their daily care and upbringing. The girls will still receive many of their classes and meals at the Hogar Miqueas with the rest of the Miqueas family.
La Casa Blanca (The White House) sits on a 1/2 of an acre property located one block from La Casa Amarilla and two blocks from the Hogar Miqueas. This is a new spacious house that was purchased from a gentleman who had completed about 95 percent of the construction. While the current rooms are relatively large, we would still like to renovate (and complete) the construction to accommodate our older boys. More bathrooms, tile flooring, closet space and a kitchen (appliances, counter space, kitchen cabinets) will be priorities when we begin the renovation process. For the security of all who will be living in the house, we also want to install a proper fence or wall around the property so that the spacious back yard will be a safe place for the boys to play and relax. Another reason for a secure fence is that we also want to plant fruit trees and possibly install a chicken coup or some other income generating project that the boys can manage.
Currently 38 children reside at Hogar Miqueas. Since Hogar Miqueas was opened, the number of children has quickly grown. We are currently over our maximum limit of 30 children and are working quickly on our other homes so we can open them up.
For more information, please visit: http://www.miqueas68.org/Join us to make an impact and help bring about transformation in Honduras.
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8