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2024 Graduates

2024 Graduates

Hear each graduate share their story and how God has changed their life by coming to Hope Children's Home.

When you help welcome a child to Hope Children’s Home, you don’t just provide for their immediate needs, you help rewrite their whole future!

We celebrate that as three of our teens graduate from high school.

It’s a precious moment for any young person, but for Autumn, Sthefany, and Kathya, it’s a massive milestone as together we thank God for how far He’s brought each one!

It’s also a moment filled with anticipation for the future as these young people step into a new chapter of their lives, ready to build on the solid foundation that’s been laid during their time at Hope—and all thanks to friends like you.

 

Autumn“I want to sing praise to God because of all the wonderful things He has done for me!” — Autumn

When I was really young, my father wasn’t really in the picture. When he left, my mom became a drug addict and alcoholic. There was a time when we didn’t have any running water or electricity. We didn’t have that much food.

After a spell in foster care, my grandma took me and my brother and sisters into her care, but we were only with her three months until she couldn’t take the financial burden.

We arrived at Hope in Tampa in 2015. I didn’t think I’d be here long… but now I am very happy I came to Hope.

I was saved and baptized while at Hope. I have had so many opportunities that I never thought I would have!

Now, I am going to graduate and move into a different part of my life. I am so glad Hope is still here to help me through it.

I am praying about which college to attend. I want to major in voice and minor in teaching. I want to sing praise to God because of all the wonderful things He has done for me!

 

Sthefany“I am thankful to all those who had a part in caring for me over the years.” — Sthefany

I came to Hope in Honduras when I was seven years old. My grandma had cared for me because my mom wasn’t in my life and my dad passed away. Shortly after that, my grandma decided to place me at Hope because she couldn’t care for me anymore.

At Hope I have had the privilege to get a good education, live in a great place, and have the opportunity to go to church where I trusted Christ as my Savior!

I am thankful to all those who had a part in caring for me over the years. After I graduate, I plan to study to be a chef. My dream is to open my own bed and breakfast and have a restaurant one day.

 

Kathya“Starting school at 10 years old was hard… but I have stuck with it and am so thankful to finally be graduating high school.” — Kathya

Before coming to Hope in Honduras, I lived with my mom in very rough conditions and had never been to school before. I was placed at Hope when I was 10 years old, and once I was nursed back to health, I began my education.

Starting school at 10 years old was hard because I didn’t know how to read or write. But I have stuck with it and am so thankful to finally be graduating high school.

My dream is to become either a teacher or a massage therapist—or maybe both!

Autumn, Sthefany, and Kathya know that it’s your prayers and partnership which have made it possible for them to grow and thrive within Hope’s safe, loving, faith-filled family.

On their behalf, thank you for making this life-changing, life-shaping ministry possible!

Congratulate each of them by commenting on their senior spotlight post on Facebook.

Autumn’s Post

Sthefany’s Post

Kathya’s Post 

 

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