Homes of Hope Beginnings
From Curt and Kelly Vanekeren:
My job in Yuma, Arizona was eliminated, so I started going into Mexico with a Pastor friend of mine. When we saw the poor living conditions in San Luis, I asked if there was something, anything we could do to help. I had a meeting with our Pastor at Calvary Temple of Christ in Yuma, and he challenged me to raise some funds to determine if we could establish and operate a mission there in San Luis. God began to open doors and we just had to walk through these doors and trust Him. We were blessed to have teams from all over the US raise funds for the home, come build the homes, as well as support Casa de la Esperanza. By no means did we start this mission, God did the starting, we just held His hand and followed. Now, over 30 homes have been built, a dozen bathrooms have been constructed, and several homes that people had started, have been completed. Along with building homes, students are being sponsored and different health clinics are offered. God has laid the foundation for the whole mission, we just build on it as He directed us. Many organizations have told the people we serve that they would come back to help them, but they never did. Kelly and I made a commitment to continue going back to help the people of San Luis.
Our words will be few for they will be overshadowed by our actions of love.
Our water we offer will be eternal waters to the nations.
Our love will be felt by just a touch.
Our hands and feet will not be our own but the hands and feet of JESUS.