2013 in Review

This past year has been a very rewarding year and as we reflect we feel extremely blessed. Our mission project is located in the city of Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras. Since Joe Self, Keith and Flo Ramer, and John and Laurel Leedy created Team Up For Honduras as a non-profit organization in 2011, we have seen the project grow from its original goal of helping the older girls from the Hogar de Ninas (an orphanage for girls) as they transition to life outside the orphanage. The ministry to these girls still remains our primary focus, but with the generous giving and success in fundraising in 2013 we have been able to expand into the community and accomplish other projects as Joe, who is our eyes, ears, and heart for the needs of the people in and around Santa Rosa, presents them to us.

Presently we have seven girls who have graduated from high school and are being supported by Team Up. Most have jobs and three of them are also taking college classes. Our two newest graduates, Yamely and Osiris are planning to take the college admission exam soon and hope to get enrolled into college this year. Osiris, Yamely, Lillian, Berta, and Digna live with our house mom Maria in an apartment that we furnish. Francisca who is in her fourth year with us lives in a small one bedroom apartment, and Yeny is in Wisconsin on scholarship. She will be returning to Santa Rosa in June.

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