#20years20lessons Lesson #12 ~ Sister Teresita

Sister Teresa Gonzales, fondly known as “Sor Teresita” is a Honduran nun who invited our founders to help children in need in Honduras.  Her invitation, and the subsequent “yes” from Anthony and Christine Granese and Fr. O’Donnell is why Amigos de Jesús exists today.  Sor Teresita is well-loved throughout Honduras, especially in her home community of El Progreso, Yoro.  She has dedicated her life to the most vulnerable of Honduras through her children’s home and outreach program, COPPROME, where she has served hundreds, if not thousands, of children and youth.  Sor Teresita’s visits to Amigos de Jesús are much anticipated by our children. Read more from Sister Teresita below: 

  Sister Teresita with co-founders Anthony and Christine Granese.

Sister Teresita with co-founders Anthony and Christine Granese.

20 years ago, I had a plan to help children to escape from the streets, from abuse, from prostitution, and for whom the street was their family.  I envisioned practical agricultural training that could serve the children of COPPROME while teaching children who needed a skill.  I imagined three 3-bedroom cabins with 12 children in each.  I pictured a retreat and visitor center as this has always been my dream.  These plans are good, and maybe will still be realized as I imagined someday.

But God had a different and better purpose to care for children.  God sent Father Dennis O’Donnell and Anthony and Christine Granese.  They gave deeper life to the project in accordance with God’s will and I see the better future our children have received because these three listened to God’s plans.  From Amigos de Jesús I have learned that God’s plans are always the best and I am so grateful to God for Amigos de Jesús.

Thank you, Amigos de Jesús for being Angels to so many children and youth.

  Sister Teresita (second from the right) on her most recent to Amigos de Jesús in October 2017, pictured with Co-Directors of Operations, Wilson and Amy Escoto, and Co-Founder and President of Amigos de Jesús, Father Dennis O'Donnell.

Sister Teresita (second from the right) on her most recent to Amigos de Jesús in October 2017, pictured with Co-Directors of Operations, Wilson and Amy Escoto, and Co-Founder and President of Amigos de Jesús, Father Dennis O'Donnell.