A little history to Amigos de Jesús:
Amigos de Jesús, or Friends of Jesus, is a home for the impoverished children of Honduras. For them, Amigos de Jesús is a safe haven. It is their school, playground, bedroom, chapel, family.
We provide food, clothing, shelter, education, and love to over 50 children living at Amigos de Jesús. Big-eyed preschoolers, young boys, adolescents, and young adults who used to eat out of garbage cans now eat in our dining hall, sleep in our dorms, pray in our chapel, work in our woodshop, and learn life skills in our school.
Amigos de Jesús also supports hundreds of impoverished children living in local Honduran villages and overcrowded shelters through our Sponsor-A-Child program.
Everything we do is for the children. At Amigos de Jesús, we work to help boys and girls grow up to be healthy, independent Hondurans who will, in turn, help lift the spirit of other children struggling to survive in Central America’s poorest nation.
We work to get the children off the streets and out of harm’s way. As part of that mission, we strive to model a Christ-like lifestyle of spirituality, community, education, and health. We teach the children how to grow in creative ways within this belief system as we ourselves become students of these children and our lives become transformed by them.
Amigos de Jesús Service Community:
Our Amigos volunteer community is a faith-based, post-graduate, international service program bringing hope to impoverished and abandoned children at Amigos de Jesús Orphanage in Honduras, Central America.
Volunteers live together as a Catholic Community that models a Christ-like lifestyle founded on the four pillars of: spirituality, community, education and health.
Our volunteers spend 14 months living and working in community at Amigos de Jesús (September-November). There are a variety of opportunities for different types of work, as there is much to be done at Amigos. Our volunteers are teachers, after-school homework helpers, nurses, social workers, coaches, engineers, mentors, disciplinarians and friends to name a few! Regardless of what the specific work is that a volunteer is doing on a daily basis, our volunteers, along with the Honduran staff at Amigos, are to model a healthy Christian lifestyle and be examples for our children.
Amigos de Jesús is a very special place with very special children. We thank you for reading and ask for your support and prayers as we provide for the children and become transformed by them.
Interested in becoming more involved with Amigos? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!