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Casa de Ester

WE ARE EXCITED TO RELEASE A CONDENSED VERSION OF THE CASA DE ESTER VISION 2014 VIDEO:

At less than 9 minutes in length, we hope this shortened version will be more convenient to share with others about the core ministry and vision of Casa de Ester.


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CURRENT MINISTRY AND VISION OF CDE IN OUR VISION 2014 VIDEO:

**Please note – video is 29 minutes.  Please set aside appropriate time to view.**

For more info on available funding opportunities, visit the new Project Central page!


 

MEET OUR GIRLS AND WATCH “Casa de Ester For Me” VIDEO:

(Para ver “Casa de Ester Para Mi” en español, visita este link)


40 Days of Prayer Update 

View the final 40 Days of Prayer email with a special message from CDE Directors Michael and Valina Perry (click here to view).

Just now joining us?  View all 40 Days of Prayer emails and messages at our 40 Days of Prayer page.

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For more info on available funding opportunities, visit the new Project Central page!

**Please keep Casa de Ester in your prayers.  If God puts it on your heart to partner with Casa de Ester or leads you to act in a certain way, please follow His lead and join us in the work He is doing here.  November 30 is our current fundraising deadline in which we must close the $5k monthly operating gap ($5k is the minimum we must raise in monthly recurring support; we are seeking $8k in monthly recurring support to provide added stability, as well as funds for upcoming growth needs).**


 

Teenage Girls are at Severe Risk of Abuse

Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America, with 65% of the population living below the poverty line. One out of three girls in Honduras is the victim of sexual abuse by the time she reaches the age of 12. Sadly, an estimated 10,000 children live on the streets of Honduras – many subject to daily abuse and exploitation.  Human and sex trafficking also plagues the country.  Reports suggest that up to 40 Honduran women are trafficked daily to be sold in Mexico for $100 each and that young girls are pimped out for $7 nightly in the tourist destinations of Honduras.  The country’s lack of resources and personnel leaves the police and the government virtually helpless to protect these girls who are in need of a safe haven from poverty and abuse.

 

Casa de Ester Is More Than a Safe Home

Casa de Ester accommodates up to 25 teenage girls who have been victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. Safe from abuse, and having their daily needs met in a place to call home, they can begin to dream about their future.

The girls living at Casa de Ester are provided with strong academic, spiritual, and life skills programs – individually customized to prepare each girl to successfully live independently one day. The staff at Casa de Ester is a union of foreign missionaries serving alongside passionate Honduran staff – loving, guiding, and raising up each girl in a Christian family-like environment. Casa de Ester incorporates Biblical principles in all aspects of the program in an effort to impact the whole person, by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of each girl to restore her to a life of purpose.

Girls will receive an individual plan addressing:
•Spiritual & Character Development
•Educational Advancement
•Vocational Training / Placement
•Social, Emotional & Physical Well-Being

Beyond residential care, Casa de Ester staff seeks to advance the cause of the abused, exploited, and trafficked children of Honduras – thru outreach, education/training, and partnership with other organizations (governmental and non-governmental) in Honduras.

 

Mission Statement

Casa de Ester is a Christ-centered ministry serving sexually traumatized young girls – restoring them to a life of hope, purpose, and favor.

“You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.” Psalm 10:17-18

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