DUMC Contact: Terri Allen
DUMC Support: Members of DUMC support this ministry by
- Providing sponsorship of a girl’s yearly living expenses
- Providing scholarship funds for tuition
- Contributing to the general operating fund
- Contributing to the building fund
- Giving gifts/funds at Christmas through Angel Tree
- Taking annual mission trips
Description: In January, 1988, Our Little Roses Ministries opened its doors to destitute girls in a rented house in San Pedro Sula. Thus began a ministry of hope with life-changing dimensions for physically and emotionally abused girls. With no government social services or funds available to help destitute children in Honduras, they become innocent victims of violence, poverty, disease and oppression. Most vulnerable is the girl child. Abandoned by families who will not or cannot care for them, they are forced to survive, mostly, on the streets. Our Little Roses Ministries is staffed with personnel highly trained in child care. Individual attention given each girl defines this transforming ministry. All the girls come from similar circumstances, but each one is special to the staff and seen as uniquely different. These girls reveive a good education, health care and cultural opportunities. Girls arrive at the home scared, undernourished, abused, with little or no schooling, and unchurched. They receive unconditional love, are nurtured and provided for (according to their needs and temperament) from infancy through high school. Being loved, they learn to trust in God and one another. This nurturing helps develop self-confidence, and encourages them to become strong Christian leaders who will impact their future families, communities and country.
- Mission Statement: Our Little Roses Ministries is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and oppression by providing the best possible environment and opportunities which reflect God’s purpose.
- Support: The home runs entirely on donations from concerned people in the United States and abroad. The future of these girls and others not yet rescued depends on the ongoing, continuing generosity of many.
A team of 16 DUMC members visited OLR in October of 2008. For a report on this trip, click on this link.