St. Matthew’s Church in Pennington sends a service team to El Hogar, Honduras every other year. El Hogar is a residential school for elementary school children in Honduras who are most at risk from hunger, violence and poverty. These children are invited to attend the school by the El Hogar staff. Last week I was privileged to participate with six others. We worked hard to rehabilitate some classrooms, but mostly, we made ourselves available to the staff and students, and played or did crafts and art with the children every evening.
El Hogar reaches out to find these families and give them a glimpse of hope in a brighter future. I am deeply grateful to have been a part of this community of care, even if just for a week. I treasure every hug I received and every smile I witnessed.
St. Matthew’s, Pennington