Spiritual Growth


 

At Casa Esperanza we have a God first approach to everything we do. When a new woman and her children arrive at Casa Esperanza they are instantly enveloped by the love of Jesus Christ. They are given a room that has been prayed over, clothing that has come from families and individuals who love and support our ministry, and food prepared in our kitchen with individual care. The first three months that a family spends at Casa Esperanza is time designed to bring a mother and her children together in a safe, protected place without all of the distractions of the world. The women spend this time getting themselves and their children settled into their new surroundings, transitioning into the chore rotation, attending Bible Study, learning parenting techniques and appropriate family behaviors, and attending church.

 

The first thing our new families learn when they enter Casa Esperanza is the power and necessity of prayer. We ask our children to pray before each meal, moms pray before we leave the ministry site, we pray over ministry teams who come to serve us, and we lift our needs up to the Lord throughout the day. Bible Study is taught each week night by director Samuel, and our home church pastor, Pastor Mario, teachs on Thursday evenings. We also attend church weekly at Calvary Chapel Horizonte in Chapultapec, which is near by.

 

We spend time discipling the women, focusing on the love and redemption that can only be found in Jesus Christ. An important part of our program involves teaching our moms to depend on the Lord for all of their needs. By learning to do so, they can avoid going back to abusive or dangerous situations where they are depending on the men who previously hurt them. While some of our moms come to us as Christians, others are just hearing about our Savior who sacrificed it all for us. We encourage our mothers to get involved in a ministry at our church once they begin to learn about God and his desire for us to serve others. Several of our current women are involved as directors and teachers in our nursery and Sunday School classes. One of our mothers and her oldest daughter are on our worship team. Many of the women come to accept the Lord and choose to be baptised while they are at the Casa.

 

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices, my body also will rest secure.

Psalms 16:9


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