One of the many places the kids can get together to work on homework or play.
One of the rooms for the boys.
One of the rooms for the girls.
The spacious terrace.
View from the Terrace.
The new house has lots of great spaces for the kids to hang out.
The back of the house is just as beautiful and opens into a lovely courtyard.
The courtyard even has fruit trees.
Through the courtyard is a separate building perfect housing teams and long term volunteers.
Rachel talks briefly about moving to Planes de Rendero.
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Before moving into our new house in Los Planes de Renderos, we took all of the kids for a visit so they could see it for themselves. It’s a beautiful four story house in the neighborhood of Las Neblinas. It has a large kitchen and dining area, 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, a courtyard with fruit trees and so much more. It has a large terrace with wonderful views and is just a short walk from both Balboa Park and Puerta del Diablo (the highest point around and great for climbing). Here is a quick video so you can see it too!
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Thank you so much for your prayers over the last couple of weeks. The kids are doing well and I think are beginning to appreciate the beauty of our new location. We are a lot higher up and the temperature is much cooler. Several of the kids, workers and Myself are sick with colds and sore throats, but besides that, the transition is going very well. There will be some pictures and video of the new home posted soon!
In August there was a news report on Love and Hope which is being
broadcast during the whole month of September. You can view it at
Thanks for your love and support!
One??of my favorite places??in El Salvador is “La puerta del Diablo.”?? It’s about
a 25 minute ride from San Salvador and is a short hike up to a cliff with an
amazing view.?? When the clouds aren’t surrounding, you can see the ocean, lake
Ilopango, several volcanos, mountains, and the city all from the same spot.?? A
couple of miles away are two of the best children’s parks in El Salvador.????Near
the parks??there are pupusas,??and lots of other??salvadoran foods being sold.??
Right in between these parks and La Puerta del Diablo is a great big beautiful
house.?? This will very soon be home to the Love and Hope family.?? When I first
looked at the home I thought “why would anyone build such a big house?”?? It has
10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a huge kitchen and dining room, 2 big garages, and a
lot of common areas.?? It will be a wonderful home for us during this time as we
begin to look for land to purchase and build a permenant location for our home.??
It is in a safe, somewhat touristy area with a very welcoming community.?? Thank
you for continuing to pray for us as we go through these exciting, but at times,
incredibly difficult changes.?? Please pray for the kids as moving is always
hard.?? There are a lot of mixed emotions in all of us.?? Pray for peace, for
wisdom, and for favour in this new community and that the kids would be loved
and supported well through this transition.?? Pictures of the new place will be