Children’s Home

Our vision for New Life Children’s Home is to develop a ministry that “trains up children in the way that they should go” (Proverbs 22:6) and reinforces, establishes and builds families. The foundation is crucial to every child and family. Therefore, we are building the following foundational principles into the daily function of the children’s home.

Training up children in the way that they should go

-Proverbs 22:6

Training up children in the way that they should go

-Proverbs 22:6

We believe it absolutely essential that the proper Christian institutions be in place so that the Godly seed planted each day will later produce the “peaceable fruit of righteousness.” The following are the foundational principles we are building:

PILLARS OF NEW LIFE
The pillars of our ministry consist of five foundational principles:

leader-accordBuilding a strong staff of faithful, prayerful, committed Hondurans and Christians from other countries, to lead the different areas of New Life Ministries and build our part of the Kingdom of God in Honduras. This staff includes directors, teachers, interns, childcare workers, cooks, guards, cleaning personnel and short-term teams.

K-12 SCHOOL
We have established a primary school with K-12th grade. Our Christian educational system with bilingual curriculum and teachers give the children the best possible opportunity to change their world.

ACE SCHOOL1edu-img
Our ACE school system helps the child set daily goals to achieve. As the child reaches these goals, he/she earns points with the merit system that can be used to make purchases in the Merit Store. Academically active children can advance as fast as desired, while the slower children can learn at their own pace. This teaches the child self-discipline with positive motivation.

PRE-VOCATIONAL TRAINING
We are developing shop and classroom areas to teach the trades of carpentry, mechanics, welding, hair & beauty, etc., so the children can have the basic ability to choose a vocation, if they so desire. We are training the girls in life skills of cooking, homemaking, arts and crafts and other things that will serve them in the future.

We at New Life Children’s Home desire that the children have a well-rounded knowledge of God and Jesus Christ, His Son (John 17:3) that leads them to make the all-important decision to make Jesus the Lord of their lives and grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. This foundational need must be “caught” and not just taught.IMG_2880

The teaching occurs through the daily devotionals that they receive in school and after school from the staff, from their involvement in the local churches, and from the teams that come. We desire and pray that the Holy Spirit would touch their lives through these contacts with the Word of God and the presence of the Lord. We intend to give them as many opportunities as possible to “catch” the breath of the Spirit in their lives, taking them to anointed events and meetings.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

  • Taking the children to medical brigades and feeding brigades to pray for the sick and needy.
  • Taking the children to youth group and church meetings, as well as retreats.

RESPONSIBILITY AND VALUES TRAINING
Along with academic and biblical training we are establishing a system that we believe will train the children to be responsible, hardworking, honest, obedient, respectful, kind, gentle, joyful, etc.

  • We recently started Club by dividing up the boys and girls into groups of 6-8 called “patrols” of all ages and their leader.
  • Each patrol has three principle responsibilities: one area of cleaning and organizing the property and tools; one vehicle to keep clean and learn to maintain; and one area of agricultural production to train them. The girls have other homemaking-related responsibilities. With these small groups, we are able to work alongside the children and teach by example and closeness the responsibilities and life skills that will help them in the future. This establishes chores and responsibility patterns for training in life skills and developing mature Christian character. Once a week, we have squad gatherings to learn different things, like how to compete in games and activities, how to work as a team and devotionals.
  • Developing a system where they can earn an honest “dollar” according to their effort and age group to buy snacks or other approved items.
  • The older boys are learning to fix their own bicycles and take care of them.
  • The older girls are taking periods of time to be responsible for taking care of the younger girls: to bathe and comb their hair, have them ready for school, help in child care, cleaning and cooking with the staff, as well as evening devotions.


MOTIVATION AND SELF-DISCIPLINE TRAINING
An equally important need is the motivational system. We work to motivate them to higher goals and accomplishments, developing within them the self-discipline that gives success in life. 1educationOur ACE school has a merit system with points that they receive for accomplishing weekly goals. Every Friday they purchase desired items from the Merit Store, such as snacks, a ride on the motorcycle, a movie, a special supper with the directors, a trip to the local amusement park, camping trip, etc.
This is a huge positive motivation for their weekends and helps keep them occupied. With enough positive perks, even for the lower achievers, it is usually adequate to take away these privileges for bad behavior when necessary.

1Building sustainability into the lifestyle of New Life Children’s Home through our various projects:

  • Aquaponics
  • Tilapia farming
  • Fryer chicken production
  • Beef production
  • Pigs
  • Corn and beans
  • Planting of fruit and vegetables

We believe it absolutely essential that the proper Christian institutions be in place so that the Godly seed planted each day will later produce the “peaceable fruit of righteousness.” The following are the foundational principles we are building:

PILLARS OF NEW LIFE
The pillars of our ministry consist of five foundational principles:

leader-accordBuilding a strong staff of faithful, prayerful, committed Hondurans and Christians from other countries, to lead the different areas of New Life Ministries and build our part of the Kingdom of God in Honduras. This staff includes directors, teachers, interns, childcare workers, cooks, guards, cleaning personnel and short-term teams.

K-12 SCHOOL
We have established a primary school with K-12th grade. Our Christian educational system with bilingual curriculum and teachers give the children the best possible opportunity to change their world.

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ACE SCHOOL
Our ACE school system helps the child set daily goals to achieve. As the child reaches these goals, he/she earns points with the merit system that can be used to make purchases in the Merit Store. Academically active children can advance as fast as desired, while the slower children can learn at their own pace. This teaches the child self-discipline with positive motivation.

PRE-VOCATIONAL TRAINING
We are developing shop and classroom areas to teach the trades of carpentry, mechanics, welding, hair & beauty, etc., so the children can have the basic ability to choose a vocation, if they so desire. We are training the girls in life skills of cooking, homemaking, arts and crafts and other things that will serve them in the future.

We at New Life Children’s Home desire that the children have a well-rounded knowledge of God and Jesus Christ, His Son (John 17:3) that leads them to make the all-important decision to make Jesus the Lord of their lives and grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. This foundational need must be “caught” and not just taught.

The teaching occurs through the daily devotionals that they receive in school and after school from the staff, from their involvement in the local churches, and from the teams that come. We desire and pray that the Holy Spirit would touch their lives through these contacts with the Word of God and the presence of the Lord. We intend to give them as many opportunities as possible to “catch” the breath of the Spirit in their lives, taking them to anointed events and meetings.

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SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

  • Taking the children to medical brigades and feeding brigades to pray for the sick and needy.
  • Taking the children to youth group and church meetings, as well as retreats.

RESPONSIBILITY AND VALUES TRAINING
Along with academic and biblical training we are establishing a system that we believe will train the children to be responsible, hardworking, honest, obedient, respectful, kind, gentle, joyful, etc.

  • We recently started Club by dividing up the boys and girls into groups of 6-8 called “patrols” of all ages and their leader.
  • Each patrol has three principle responsibilities: one area of cleaning and organizing the property and tools; one vehicle to keep clean and learn to maintain; and one area of agricultural production to train them. The girls have other homemaking-related responsibilities. With these small groups, we are able to work alongside the children and teach by example and closeness the responsibilities and life skills that will help them in the future. This establishes chores and responsibility patterns for training in life skills and developing mature Christian character. Once a week, we have squad gatherings to learn different things, like how to compete in games and activities, how to work as a team and devotionals.
  • Developing a system where they can earn an honest “dollar” according to their effort and age group to buy snacks or other approved items.
  • The older boys are learning to fix their own bicycles and take care of them.
  • The older girls are taking periods of time to be responsible for taking care of the younger girls: to bathe and comb their hair, have them ready for school, help in child care, cleaning and cooking with the staff, as well as evening devotions.


MOTIVATION AND SELF-DISCIPLINE TRAINING
An equally important need is the motivational system. We work to motivate them to higher goals and accomplishments, developing within them the self-discipline that gives success in life.
Our ACE school has a merit system with points that they receive for accomplishing weekly goals. Every Friday they purchase desired items from the Merit Store, such as snacks, a ride on the motorcycle, a movie, a special supper with the directors, a trip to the local amusement park, camping trip, etc.
This is a huge positive motivation for their weekends and helps keep them occupied. With enough positive perks, even for the lower achievers, it is usually adequate to take away these privileges for bad behavior when necessary.

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Building sustainability into the lifestyle of New Life Children’s Home through our various projects:

  • Aquaponics
  • Tilapia farming
  • Fryer chicken production
  • Beef production
  • Pigs
  • Corn and beans
  • Planting of fruit and vegetables

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