STORIES & UPDATES

Legacy of Hope started out with just one family caring for children in their home, but it has quickly turned into multiple ministry buildings and foster homes, many employees and a great number of children loved and cared for....

Helping to change the perspective toward orphan care in Honduras has been a struggle.  For decades the Western church as answered the cry of the orphan by building large residential centers and orphanages....

Last month, Marianne penned a beautiful narrative about our experience hosting the First Lady of Honduras, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The reason for hosting her was because we were publicly signing an agreement to...

Now that you’ve got some tools to evaluate the historical financial health and decision making of prospective organizations, you now need to figure out whether you’re dumping your money down a black hole long term. The buz...

Santa Rosa. Although known for it’s coffee fincas, this town nestled in the mountains of Honduras isn't the most hospitable for the average person to be able to provide fresh food for their family....

“Look at me in my princess!” Brenda said as she gleefully twirled around to give the room a good look at her ballet uniform. Here, a princess dress is anything with a skirt, and the princesses were wearing them proudly. On...

By relevance, I’m referring to you. What is your passion? We don’t need to spend a ton of time on this, because we’re talking about things that you’re already feeling. But the big key with this final topic is just that...

Just days after Thanksgiving we celebrated as our first Honduran couple signed their paperwork to become a Legacy of Hope foster family. Dra Maria and her husband, Lennar, joined our growing registry of foster families as they...

Our new year began with the sad and very difficult news that our beloved psychologist, Ericka Garcia, passed away due to complications of a chronic and painful condition called scleroderma....

Education should be one of the cornerstones of any childcare program, and here we make sure to provide educational opportunities for each child to grow. One of those opportunities is the preschool and early intervention progra...

As a ministry we are always looking for locals who are willing to step into the lives of vulnerable children here at Legacy of Hope. We believe this is one of the essential steps to becoming a holistic ministry....

Legacy of Hope has been so blessed by our staff and the hearts they have for the children we serve. This month we are highlighting Claudia as our LOH Person of the Month....

Ericka has worked with Legacy of Hope Foundation now for about three years, and it has been amazing to watch her grow as an employee and as a person. When I first came to Legacy of Hope foundation, Ericka was working at the Sp...

My baby was abandoned in a trashcan. Before being placed in my arms, my foster baby had experienced trauma. Probably before ever even being born, he had experienced trauma....

But What Do They Actually Do?  It's a question that should be easily answered with simple facts.  But here’s where it gets interesting: something that should be so heavily data-driven can actually be quite subjective. I’...

Claudia sat with her in the kitchen of Casa Segura, the crisis care center, as she was struggling to learn how to breast feed her newborn baby. This young teenager cast her glance to the ground and didn’t take her eyes from ...

Honduras is Worth a Visit, Part 1 If you’ve heard about Honduras, chances are the things you’ve heard are either bad or related to your cruise stop in Roatán. But probably mostly bad. It’s true that Honduras as a whole ...

The honor and privilege of caring for children who were once orphaned, abandoned, or vulnerable comes with the responsibility of competently caring for their unique needs amidst the tremendous joys and great challenges that ac...

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 Legac...

For a long time, there was a stigma around using traditionally for-profit terms like “marketing”, “sales” and even “income” for non-profit organizations, especially those who are faith-based. But the reality is the...

Wonderful news! Building has begun on the Casa Segura and Casa Segura Jr building. Once it was purchased by the Hovde Foundation (along with the Transition House which includes our offices), volunteer Sophia Fitzgibbon moved i...

Liliana is a two and a half year old who is full of life and spunk! She loves to be a ballerina, but also loves to horseplay. She loves to be the baby when the kids are playing house and have her sister carry her around. She k...

The day had almost arrived.  We’d spent months planning for this, and even longer debating whether it was something we should even do in the first place.  But 4 home makeovers, a couple new bank accounts, 2 extra employees...

The following story is told by Madison Frank December 13th started with a phone call, as most of Legacy of Hope’s kid's stories often do. It was our friend who works in the hospital notifying us that there was a ...

"Okay, kids," directed Ashlyn in her usual boss-of-everyone role, "It's time to say your prayers and go to bed." The others willingly complied, as they are familiar with these daily life events. Ashlyn instructed them in foldi...