Hope Renewed | Feeding Kids in a Guatemalan Dump


Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
— Isaiah 55:2

More than half of Guatemalans live below the poverty line. Every day, millions in Guatemala fight for opportunities to provide the most basic needs—food, water, shelter—to their loved ones; and yet, many fall short.

Perhaps none more so than a community of urban poor who live in and scour the Guatemala City dump for goods to use or sell for money. These families have been trapped in a cycle of poverty that now spans generations.

Desperate for hands to help search for sellable goods, parents in the community are often forced to withdraw their children from school, sacrificing any hope of a brighter future for a dangerous and degrading life plagued by poverty.

Thankfully, Hope Renewed International (HRI) is working to end the cycle of hopelessness by offering education, nutritional meals, and special needs support to the community's children at no cost.

This month, we've been blessed to forward a gift from generous MPPH supporters that will help to sustain HRI's nutritional feeding program throughout 2017! Through the loving gift of Gus and Geary Mandrapilias, dozens of children who would otherwise go hungry will be able to not just eat, but eat foods that will nurture healthy development!

We would love for you to partner with our dear friends, the Mandrapilias's in supporting HRI's work to equip a generation of Guatemalans for a better and brighter future.

Would you consider giving a year-end gift, or making a monthly through out Humble Hero program, to sustain this life-changing work?

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"Hope Renewed has indeed been blessed this year and we extend our most gracious, heartfelt thanks to those who gave their time, talent, and treasure to support our mission." — Jason Powell, President of Hope Renewed International


Jake Vermillion

Panama City Beach, FL

Jake serves as an advisor with Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 300, faith-based nonprofit that helps the body of Christ manage God's resources Biblically.

In his spare time, Jake helps nonprofits optimize their digital presence as a freelance consultant, hosts The Human Level, a podcast committed to reclaiming charity as a vehicle for change, and attends Redeemer 30A with his wife, Hannah.