Centers we minister in

Centers we minister in...

Guirola

There are about one hundred special-needs children under the age of eighteen, some with HIV. As they are very strong young men, at times, they do get physical. However, because they are so full of love and no expectations, the children in Guirola love to have one-on-one time to get to know new people.

They really enjoy doing activities, like dancing, singing,paint,even just ride in their wheelchairs outside the cafeteria! They always have a smile on their faces and when they don’t it’s very easy to create one by talking with them and listen to them even if you don’t understand most of the times, just the fact that they have someone there listening to them or just sitting right next to them makes their day a little bit better.

You can be in a sad,angry,anxious mood but the minute you walk into this center you learn to put everything aside and just enjoy the time with them, it’s such a reminder of how lucky we are to be In the position we are and to have what we have.

Most of the HIV kids tend to sit aside or just isolate themselves when we visit, because they suffer rejection during their lives, and they think everyone it’s gonna reject them, but it’s the opposite, we want to show them love and get to know them better. That’s a very challenging situation, to win their trust and to let them know that we are happy to visit them and to know then DESPITE EVERYTHING

After they turn 18 they’re transferred to one of the other centers called ‘’San martin’’ which we visit as well. So during the years, you’ll see some kids here at guirola and a few years later they might be in san martin

Needs: Bibs and baby wipes for the ones with movement disorders, shoes, underwear, socks, onesies pajamas, soccer balls, baby wipes. (AGES FROM 11-17)


CISNA

There are about twenty-five kids from twelve to eighteen years old, they love sports mainly soccer but will play some other sports like basketball or volleyball. They like card games and interacting with visitors. We usually try to do some sort of snack/pizza activity with them.

This center it’s pretty awesome, the boys here love to play soccer and talk with you, some even like to dance but soccer games are the main thing here. At first they can be shy or distant but as the time goes by they get closer and they open up themselves to you, when you get there you look at a bunch of boys who are very capable of a lot of things, they’re just lost and they’re figuring what to do with their lives, they need to remember that God loves them despite the things they might have done before or the decisions they’ve made.

You will end up EXHAUSTED after a day here because of the soccer game, and running around with them but its totally worth it. Most of the boys go to ‘’Cambia tu Vida’’ which is a program to help them finish their school in a short time, teaches them different things that might help them when they get out of the center, some of the boys we have in the Boys transition house have been in this center before they joined our program.

Needs: school supplies, jeans, socks, boxers (no tighty whiteys), t-shirts, shoes, tennis shoes, soccer balls. (AGES FROM 12-17)

San Martin

“The happiest place on Earth” About 80 people in this center all special needs adults over 18. They love to dance, love stickers, band aids and handcrafts. They L-O-V-E music. We will sometimes go house to house when they are not allowed or can’t go out of the house and sing to them. This may be a step out of your comfort zone, but it’ll be totally worth it.

Well what can we say about san martin…you will end up with your feet hurting by dancing all day long, by playing soccer with them, by moving the wheelchairs to take them to the crafts station, they love face painting. They’re so pure and they show you love with no borders, they are such a GREAT example of how the lord wants us to be, to have the faith of a child, to be happy as a child and to believe as a child. Despite everything you are always gonna see a smile in their faces.

Get ready to dance with them and let me tell you, they’re wonderful dancers and they know every single song we play, it’s a wonderful time to spend with them and fill their

with joy and love at least for one day, face paint it’s a go to for them, they love it and there is this special boy who always asks for a face paint similar to someones tattoo, even the smallest details they really appreciate them and wants to be like you for that moment. And they’re gonna remember you FOREVER, they might not remember your name but the moment you come back next time and they see you coming out of the bus they are gonna run to you and hug you, and they’re gonna tell you ‘’I remember about you’’.

Needs: Adult diapers, wipes, shoes (adult sizes) Overalls (adult sizes) Pajamas, clothing, soccer balls. (AGES FROM 18- 99+)

This center has approximately under 200 kids all ages. They love sports like basketball, soccer, skateboarding, handcrafts, face painting and a lot more. Also, in this center we’ll work with Teen Moms and their babies. They have 8-12 teen moms ranging 12 years old up to 17 years old, some have babies, and some are still pregnant. We sometimes get the opportunity to feed and love on the babies and toddlers and other children in the center.

Here you’re going to get to know bunch of kids, from toddlers to teen boys and girls, they are full of energy most of the times they love face painting and crafts, but they also LOVE snacks. They like to dance as well, you get to play with them, talk with them, hug them and show them love, sometimes it’s hard for the tias to give love to all the kids because they’re in charge of a lot of kids at the same time, but the day we get to visit them its special for them because all of the kids get to talk with someone, to be loved by someone and to have the attention of someone at least for a day.

One of the sweetest places to visit, there you will meet a group of strong beautiful teen girls that have possibly one of the hardest but greatest jobs: being a mom at a very young age. Here we have the cosmetology academy which was founded by sus hijos and has a very special story, this program its going to help the girls to learn cosmetology skills so that when they get out of the center, they can apply for a job outside and be more independent.
Needs: Clothing all sizes and ages, cloth-diapers, shoes, flip flops, baby ointments, baby stuff, school supplies (in January mostly) and lots of toys.( AGES FROM 0-17)

This is always a tough one. We work with 2 sectors in the Girls Prison that house about 85 girls. And In the young men prison, we work with over 200 young boys. They have committed crimes ranging from robbery to murder, most of them are gang members and all need Jesus.

Starting with femenino, at first having the idea of going to the girls prison might be a little intimidating but when you get there and you get into the prison you get a whole different perspective of what you thought it was going to be like, the girls are very respectful and very arranged to listen to you most of the times, they love to play soccer, there are some toddlers which can stay with their moms until they turn 4 years old.

They need to be reminded of Gods love towards them, his mercy and his forgiveness, sometimes they feel trapped inside, and they think that they can’t be forgiven for what they’ve done before, but we know they can, so our job is to remind them about it and let them know that they are loved not only by us but by Jesus, that they can be forgiven and they can make a decision that can change their lives and help them be better every single day. They can be very distant  and closed at first but as the time goes by they get closer and they open up themselves more to you.

Needs: Socks, bras, underwear (men and women) flip flops and soccer balls. (AGES 18-22)

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Bible Study

Also known as CBS program short for "Community Bible Studies" through this program we've been able to share the gospel in many different orphanages both government and private ones. We visit them at least once a week, teaching them about the love and grace of Jesus. We also include our transition houses in this program, we have a weekly devotional with all of them on Sundays.

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Centers we minister in

We work with the main orphanages in El Salvador, like CISNA, San Martin (Special Needs), San Vicente de Paul, Guirola and many more centers, both public and private. We also minister in juvenile prisons. We share the word of God with them, we do fun activities, sometimes we even get to take them out on a fun trip to places like the beach, bowling, movies or whatever we know they will like.

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Transition Homes

The project began in 2012, as one of the projects for Sus Hijos / His Children Foundation, supporting young adults and teenagers from both public and private children protection centers across El Salvador. When these teenagers turn eighteen, they are required to leave the centers where they have been most of their lives, forcing them into independence and a reality very different from what they are used to.

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House Building Program

The main objective of the project is to provide a wood House or a concrete House for a family at risk of separating; when the government determines that a family doesn't meet the minimum criteria for good living conditions for the Child, he or she is considered to be taken away from their family to live in the orphanages.
That's when we come in.
We build house thanks to the donations we receive from our donors, which God has always used to bless these lives.

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Feeding the Homeless

It is our desire to see this ministry nourish not only the physical needs, but the spiritual needs of those who are often forgotten. Many of these are children who have run away or have reached the limit age to remain in the government centers and didn’t have elsewhere to go.
We feed around 200 people in a run, we feed everyone on the streets: prostitutes, children, drunk and addicts. We don’t hold back, you shouldn’t either.

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Cosmetology School

The cosmetology school project, born in the heart of our founder, was named to honor his mother's salon: “You're someone special” in Hampton, Virginia and was named after the phrase she always used when evangelizing.
This project teaches 6 different foster care centers. They receive classes throughout the week in 8 different classes, depending on the level of practice they have. They start from the very basics from how to use a hairdryer, wash hair, cut hair to a lot more.

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Mission Trips

Come serve with us, we work for the Lord, we work for His Children. We take short- and long-term missioners, sometimes is a team from a Church, School or just a group of friends. You’ll serve along Sus Hijos / His Children Foundation staff and help us with the orphans, communities and our programs in El Salvador. We can help you come and set up a budget or maybe even help you on a fundraiser for your mission trip.

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Events

Our foundation prepares different events during the whole year, one day we would be making animal balloons with the kids or another day we would be all dressing up to celebrate a special moment. While most of these events are for the orphans in the centers, we would also have special celebrations for specific times of the year where we would have the States Diner restaurant prepare something special for its customers.

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Culinary Program

This is our biggest program so far, is a culinary school which includes States Diner restaurant, States Bakes Bakery, States Cafe Cafeteria that allow us to provide a job and most of the times a first job experience for these young boys and girls between the ages of 18 to 22 at risk who aged out of ISNA care (government institution) that are interested in culinary skills.

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Bible Study
Centers we minister in
Transition Homes
House Building
Feeding the Homeless
Cosmetology School
Mission Trips
Events
Culinary Program

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