What does a run-down box truck running hours late, concrete dust, pouring rain, and drunken “helpful” neighbors all have in common? They were all elements of the Spanglers’ move from La Ceiba to Santa Rosa to start Legacy of Hope Foundation 4 years ago. The move from a rural area to a city one, from supporting an existing ministry to starting their own, and from tropical weather to the foreign low temperatures of the mountains was a shock, but aside from the hardships of the move, God’s faithfulness has shown through as a common thread amid the narrative.
It’s hard to picture what things in our little colonia were like 4 years ago because so much has changed and expanded in that short time! We have gone from operating out of one home to having 5 ministry buildings with plans for additional expansion in the near future! We currently have 16 children under our foster care umbrella, while many others have come and been transitioned out to other placements, and countless have come through our crisis care center since it opened last year.
Although many things have grown and changed, there are still key things that have stayed the same.
There are so many more ways we want to cultivate growth, and we pray that you will be by our side to aid and support us every step of the way. Please pray that each wall in our buildings will know joy, that each room will hold laughter, and that every window will open to great possibilities. Thank you for everything you’ve done–every prayer, every penny, every article of clothing, every diaper, every minute–spent in support of our mission here. We are where we are in these short 4 years because of God’s hand in each of your lives and ours. Thank you again for answering His call.
4 years ago (left). Present (right)