A Timeline of Faithfulness: 55 years … nearly 2 million children and their families reached!

Doug Petersen

Doug Petersen

1963: John and Lois Bueno (pictured above) along with their congregation, Centro Evangelístico in El Salvador, founded the first LACC school.

1978–1987: LACC expands beyond El Salvador to Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador Costa, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay under the leadership of Doug and Myrna Petersen.

1990–1999: LACC continues to grow, covering Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador Sierra, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

2009: LACC reaches needy children in Brazil.

2010: On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti, 1 student is lost. LACC buildings sustained very little damage and were used to help distribute aid to survivors.

2013: International Ciela Event in El Salvador celebrates LACC’s 50th Anniversary.

2017: Name formally changed to “ChildHope” to better communicate our mission of bringing hope to children in poverty through Compassion, Education and Transformation.

2018: ChildHope celebrates 55 years of ministry in 21 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.


[From the March 2018 issue of the Compañeros newsletter.]