Door of Hope
God, in His sovereignty and grace, opened a ministry for those who were seeking for help in 1995. It was an answered prayer as God was healing me and showing me the devastation of Satan’s work in destroying a life through sexual abuse. It was a good time as well since God was leading me to minister and counsel some of those who have been abused in many ways, not only sexually.
It came about when a sister, who handled a Bible study at DSWD among the sexually abused children, was leaving for Manila. She was led to ask me to continue the work, which I joyfully accepted.
Two other sisters in the Lord – Angeles and Vanette – came to help. Other brethren extended their help as well until such time that some of these children were released to us in a special manner, where they came to live with us. Many children have come and gone in our “half-way” house. Some stayed for many years, others for a short time. Some graduated from high school, others finished college, and some have not pursued anything.
After five years of operation PURELY BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I mean without any sponsors of any sort, God led us to focus on the children through the Volleyball Sports Ministry that Bro. Mel initiated on that same year, 1995. The volleyball training turned into a Bible study among the children. Then it graduated into an adult Bible study. Eventually God made an outreach in that place, where the children were the primary focus.
Seeing the need of these poor children, we began giving them once-a-week feeding. We helped some of those who were faithful in coming to the Sunday school to receive education. That was when “Adopt”-a-Child Project, a sponsorship schooling program, was born in 1999.
To date, the Door of Hope Ministry has under it these ministries:
Inayagan, Naga, Cebu Adult and Children’s Outreach
Hinunangan, So.Leyte Adult and Children’s Outreach
Pasil, Cebu City Adult and Children’s Outreach
Humay-humay, Lapu-lapu, Cebu Adult and Children’s Outreach
Camella Children’s Outreach
Sweden Adult Outreach
C.H.E.A.P.S.S – a holistic sponsorship program for children whose families are committed to the Lord but have no financial means to educate their children
Get into the Word MINISTRY
VE-JUST Volleyball Sports Ministry
Songs for a Reason Ministry
There are about thirty active members, most of them volunteer workers, who share in the tasks of the organization.
We exist for the display of the splendor, glory, honor and praise of God as His priests and servants called to feed His flock by carrying out His will and plan for this ministry in accordance to His word and in obedience to the Great Commission.
We see God calling thousands of children to Him. Those who are poor, abandoned, abused, rejected, homeless, hungry and naked; to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair that they may be oaks of righteousness a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.
We see these children living in a big place where they are sheltered in a home-like facility, a place they can call home, a place of love and acceptance where they can play safely, find food daily, be clothed and protected from social injustice and harm.
We see this work and facilities built in various places here in our community, nation and abroad as God opens the Door of Hope.
We see them RENEWED day by day as they hear the Word of God daily.
We see their ruined lives REBUILT in the age old foundation – the Word of God.
We see their devastated lives RESTORED to the image of the Son of God.
In turn we see them as God’s instruments as REPAIRER OF BROKEN WALLS, RESTORER OF STREETS WITH DWELLINGS. They will be those who in turn will give over their lives for another child to know God and live for God. These children are RAISED UP and are equipped for the calling God has set for them as prophets, evangelists, pastor-teachers, or in whatever gifts God has given them to do works of service.
We see a pool of mature believers in different walks of life like doctors, teachers, nurses, social workers, lawyers, accountants, caregivers, carpenters, messengers and many more, responding to the heavenly call to REBUILD, REPAIR, RESTORE, RAISE UP AND RENEW the ruined and devastated lives of these children for the display of God’s splendor.
We see these volunteers equipped, developed and ready for God’s use in RAISING up these tender lives for Him through intensive discipleship, study of God’s Word, prayer, inspiring doctrinal worship, vital supportive fellowship, seminars and other trainings.
By His grace, love and mercy we see more lives influencing others in godly living.
We see thousands of young and old alike becoming REPAIRER OF BROKEN WALLS, RESTORER OF STREETS WITH DWELLINGS for the display of God’s splendor!
THREE (R) MISSION:
Repair, Rebuild, and Restore broken lives of children who are devastated by various abuses and neglect especially sexual abuse.
Jojie Maranga – [email protected]
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