Missed our Summer Newsletter? Read it now!
Our most recent newsletter hit the presses last month. Click here to read about our new director, Maria Ofelia, a family's journey to Honduras, and a beautiful reflection on prayer written by missionary Emily W. As you read, join us as e give thanks for all members of community and continue to lift the Farm in prayer.
In Emily's words, "Praise you Father for your work of redemption and resurrection in this place. Thank you for the freedom and joy our kids experience here. Protect them from any fear of the future. Teach me to encourage them in the little way of trust and love. I know that you are with them, that you do not leave them orphaned. Father, I entrust each of them to you."
Encountering Holy and Humble Hearts
Every summer, college students and recent college graduates volunteer to serve as summer missionaries at Farm of the Child. Megan W. recently reflected on her time spent teaching and serving at the Farm this summer for Notre Dame's Examine. She shared,
" My heart was brought closer to Christ’s suffering heart when hearing stories of great hardship and trial, or in the more taxing moments of living in community or in the detachment required to live out a radically simplistic lifestyle. Above all else, my daily experiences and encounters drew me closer to the humble heart of Christ, leading to a transformation within my own human heart."
Click and read the full article.
DINAF Recognition and Certification
July, 2018- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
This July, Finca del Niño was officially recognized by the Honduran Government as a children's home certified to provide Integral Protection and care to the children of Honduras. Finca del Niño is only the second private children's home to receive this distinction. Congratulations to our director, Franciscan sisters, psychologist, social workers, house staff, missionaries and all employees who serve the children and make the Finca a home.
Small Things with Great Love
July 20, 2018- Safety Harbor, FL
Mother Teresa famously said, "Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." The Farm of the Child has been so blessed by a community of supporters that take this message to heart. We wish to thank McKenzie and Camila of Safety Harbor, Florida who spent all day selling lemonade in order to support the Farm. Through their generosity, creativity and joy in serving, they remind us that we can all do small things and contribute to building God's Kingdom on Earth. Thank you, McKenzie and Camila!
Art & Hope Exhibit for the Children of Honduras a Great Success
July 11, 2018- St. Petersburg, FL
The Development Committee for Farm of the Child presented a night of art, hors d'oeuvres and community in order to raise funds and awareness for the children of the Farm. Current adolescents and children contributed original artwork that they had created in June. Their artwork was showcased alongside pieces from local artists and international handicrafts. The evening culminated with a presentation from the Development Committee about the mission of the Farm and the current needs. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the Farm and who contributed to the event!
Board Acknowledges Contributions...
January 21, 2018- Chicago, Il
The Board of Directors of Farm of the Child gathered in Chicago, in mid-January, to kick off 2018 with thoughtful intention and renewed vigor for the mission. As a part of this 2 day event the Board wishes to publicly acknowledge and thank all of our former & current missionaries, donors, employees, SORS, and volunteers. The Board of Directors is eternally grateful for all of the caring people that have given of their time, talents, pockets, and hearts in order to make the Farm of the Child mission possible for the past 21 years. The children thank you & we thank you!! You are in our hearts and prayers!!
Words of Wisdom...
One of our former missionaries Kevin K., gives 6 wise tips for anyone about to start volunteer work or enter religious life. You are sure to get something out of these words of wisdom!
Check out his Blog HERE