Be volunteer in Casa De Esperanza, is a great oportunity for people who wants to serve and love the needed people, is a experience a realtionship with God and the orphan.
These are some of the stories of the volunteers.
I love Casa de Esperanza. Since 2014, over various trips, I have spent about a year living at Casa de Esperanza as a volunteer. There are truly no words to fully express the place that these kids, this home hold in my heart. I find a sense of peace on that mountain. Peace and joy. Despite whatever beginnings they may have met with, I am surrounded by kids full of life and love.
I have spent at Casa De Esperanza such as countless evenings at cancha playing soccer on the sport court with the kids, adventuring to waterfalls with the teens, restful Sunday afternoons in the open air of the sala watching a movie with 40 kids, afternoons helping with homework, Tuesdays and Fridays spent kneading dough up to your elbows for bread for 100 people, belting Lecrae on the bus ride up the mountain after evenings spent cheering for soccer games, and so many more.
I am constantly blown away by all that these men and women give. What has been built at Casa de Esperanza is not just a safe place for the kids, but a family for them to be a part of.
I lived and worked in Casa de Esperanza for about a year and a half. In my time there, what impacted me most was the way that it felt like one big family. I don’t think that it is normal to have that family feel in an orphanage that is so large but in Casa de Esperanza we really were one, big family. My wife and I have 1 daughter now and just maintaining a family of 3 is work. Maintaining a family of 80 or 90 is impossible but Casa de Esperanza does just that and I believe that the way that Casa de Esperanza is able to sustain such an atmosphere is evidence of the sacrifice that is made to form a family and it is evidence of the love and work of Christ that is happening there.
After graduating from high school, I worked as a volunteer at Casa De Esperanza for four months. As I drove up the mountain to the home for the first time, I remember seeing countless smiling faces running up to the car to see who the new “gringa” was. I instantly felt the joy and God’s presence from the children as they hugged and welcomed me. As a volunteer I worked in the preschool, or the “guarderia”, helped with homework and English, assisted with the sponsorship program, and helped with many other jobs.
I have been back to Casa De Esperanza several times since my four months spent there because I believe in the work that is being done there.
Volunteering at Casa De Esperanza is a unique experience because it is more than just a children’s home, it is a family. The relationships I have built with the kids and the staff are irreplaceable.
This summer I went with a group from Holland to Casa de Esperanza to restore a unit. I did this for the second time, because I love Bolivia and special the children from Casa de Esperanza. We had also time to share with the children to play games, sport and make creative things. I am so grateful that I could learn the children much better and pray for them all. A special moment for me is eating with all the children and leading at the lunch. Than we eat a nice hot meal. Another special moment for me is playing football in the evening with the eldest children and our team from Holland. What I have seen is that Casa de Esperanza is a safe place for all these children and the organization and the leading loves the children so much. Everyone who comes to Casa de Esperanza can see the love in the house. This is only possible because God our Father blesses Casa the Esperanza. With Love Doris
My name is Marco Schilder, I am 46 years old and live in the Netherlands. I am married to Jeannette and we have a son, Ruben; he is 18 years old.
As a family we joined a group of volunteers from the Netherlands to go to the children’s home. This experience has impacted me tremendously. I stepped into another world and culture.
I was amazed to experience the atmosphere in the house. It was one big family. There were many activities and you could see how they cared for one another, the big children and the small ones.
Meeting the children and the workers was a blessing. It was so great to be together with Americans, Dutch people and the Bolivian people, to talk, laugh, do sports, activities, to sing and pray and bless one another. All out of one purpose with Jesus Christ as our foundation. Somos Casa de Esperanza.