On May 23rd, we finalized the purchase of the first Hope House in Porto Alegre!
(Actually, I’m not being 100% truthful here. There is one more part of the process that has to be done before we legally own it for good, but we’ve paid the money and have the keys!)
We took a lot of pictures and shared our excitement with all of our Brazilian friends. It’s been a long time coming.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU if you prayed for us, gave money to this effort, or encouraged us to not give up. This is a victory for all of us, but especially for the kingdom of God in Porto Alegre where a lot of men will have a much better opportunity to live an abundant life and start to change our city.
We ask you to continue to pray, because now we start the process of remodeling the house and bringing it up to code so it can be safely and legally used as a halfway house and training program. This will also be a long process, so we leave you with this quote from Ann Voskamp:
“What seems like hard work that’s taking an eternity today — is exactly what may make the most difference in eternity.”