Meet our Newest Staff
ISAAC & HANNAH DEMASTUS
Role: Cottage Parents
“Hannah and I have been married for six years and have three children. Before coming to Hope, my wife and I served in a church in Ramsey, IN. We were privileged to lead the youth and music programs. We have always had a desire to serve in full-time ministry, and God had been working on both of our hearts about moving our family to Florida. We took a step of faith and moved our family in June of 2020.
After about four months of living in Florida, we learned about Hope Children’s Home through Hannah’s friend serving at Hope. God began working on our hearts and provided the open door. It has already been a blessing to be a part of this amazing ministry, and we are excited about our role as house parents!”
BAYRON & DIANA GONZALEZ
Role: Cottage Parents
“About 18 months ago, we found Iglesia Bautista el Faro through a local Christian radio station and were so thankful to find a church where we heard the Word of God. We became members and knew we wanted to serve but didn’t know where the Lord wanted us. We heard that there was a need to volunteer in the children’s home. Diana and her mom began serving every Tuesday night with cooking, homework and whatever else they needed. After about 2 months, COVID hit and we weren’t able to get to the children’s home to help for the next few months.
In September we were approached by the Gardners who said that they had been praying about a Honduran couple to bring on as a second set of houseparents. The Lord had put us on their hearts and the heart of Pastor Matt. We prayed about it and shortly after accepted the opportunity to join the Hope team! I (Bayron) put in my resignation after a 13-year career and a recent promotion because I had peace in my heart to take this step of faith.
We moved into the cottage just before hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Honduras and are thankful for the Lord’s timing. We are getting familiar with how Hope works, and the kids and staff been very nice and welcoming to us. Please continue to pray for our family during this transition!”
“I grew up with 11 siblings in Tioga, Pennsylvania. When I was 14, I accepted the Lord as my Savior. After I graduated high school, I attended college in Lexington, KY.
Due to COVID-19, I decided to leave school and move in with my brother and sister-in-law in Indiana. After a couple of months, my sister-in-law found out about Hope Children’s Home. After hearing about Hope, I began looking into it for myself. When I saw it in person, it really secured in my heart that I wanted to be a part of this great ministry.
God worked all the small details out for me to become a part of Hope, and I am excited to be the new receptionist and get to be a part of these children’s lives!”
If you are interested in joining the Hope Team, see our available positions here.