Let the little children come to me…

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such at these” (Matthew 19:14)

Elkin (pictured above) is in the fifth grade at Kusutka School in the jungles of Ecuador Sierra. He struggled at home because his mother was very sick. He struggled at school because learning was very hard for him.

But at school, Elkin learned about Jesus and the power of prayer. He was filled with hope.

Elkin shares, “I prayed to the Lord to help me in my school and to help my mother, too. I did not stop praying. Today my mommy is healthy. God healed her, and she is doing well! I have improved a lot in school, too. I am a better student because the Lord has answered my prayer.”    

Héctor’s (pictured directly above) ChildHope school is very special. It is located under a massive bridge in a very poor and dangerous community in Guatemala.

The bridge is 432 feet high and shacks are built on the hillside along the bridge. We strategically placed our school between the pillars of the bridge to reach out to the community living there.

Héctor’s home life was very difficult. His parents were not Christians. They struggled in their marriage and were on the verge of divorce.

But in Bible class, Héctor learned about Jesus and how He can help us. Héctor went home and shared what he learned about Jesus with his parents. Héctor’s parents visited the church with their son, and the entire family accepted Christ! Their marriage has been restored and the family attends church faithfully!

[From the March 2019 issue of ChildHope’s Compañeros publication.]