Every year approximately 400 young people ‘graduate’ from the orphanages in Slovakia and are forced to make it on their own. Most of them have no home, no job, nowhere to go, and no one to help them. Consequently, many are caught in human trafficking, exploitation, drugs, and prostitution.
God has given us a burden and passion to start a transition center where these young people can learn the life skills that will prepare them for a fulfilling adult life – a place to find love and spiritual training; a place to learn how to maintain a home; a place to receive mentoring and help finding a job.
We are happy to announce that Hope International Missions has purchased a property near Michalovce, Slovakia, that is being transformed into a Disadvantaged Youth Development Center called the “New Horizons Center.” The property consists of a spacious two story house, a garage and barn, as well as a very large garden. Fruit trees and grape vines are a bonus! Ed and Heather Durham, directors of HIM Europe, have spent many hours cleaning, painting and furnishing the center. There is still more exterior work that will need to be done in the coming months. We are so thankful for God’s help so far!
Please pray with us that many hurting young people will find hope and healing through this ministry.