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About

Welcome

Founded in 2009, Revealing Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the National Christian Foundation. Driven by our faith in Christ we seek to partner with those who demonstrate God’s heart for orphans and youth at risk. Our faith-based Christian ministry works with those who want to serve Christ in biblical unity. Everything we do flows from what we believe about God and His intended plan for abundant life, both now and for eternity.

Vision

Through the instrument of the church we seek to strengthen communities by changing the future of orphans and youth at risk, helping them become the leaders of tomorrow.  For every individual or community we serve, it’s our desire that our labor becomes a tool for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mission

Who we serve

We serve those who demonstrate Gods heart for orphans and youth at risk.

What we do

We aid in the development of projects and programs that help alleviate poverty.
Where we work
Our country of focus is currently Colombia.
Why we do it

Driven by our faith in Christ we have a passion to see lives changed, communities transformed and God glorified.

How we serve

We serve by providing resources and knowledge through partnerships with churches, organizations and individuals wanting to serve Christ.

Values

Biblically Driven

Christ Centered

Church Focused

 

Our Team

Pete Stanke

 

Founding Director

Revealing Hope Ministries | Aroma of Hope Coffee Co. | Harvest Bible Chapel

Luis Peralta

Senior Pastor | Harvest Bible Chapel | Mexico City, Mexico 

Harold Trujillo

Regional Field Trainer US/Latin America & Global Field Operations
International Bible League

Josh Moore

CPA | Founder & CEO
Bean Lab Accounting and Advisory

The Problem

While other Latin American and Caribbean nations are fighting against inequality, poverty or violence, Colombia has had to face all three at the same time. The problem in Colombia is extremely complex. Due to the long-running internal conflict, Colombia has the 2nd highest number of IDPs, in the world; between 3.3 and 4.9 million people. The term IDP (internally displaced person) and other jargon “do not come close to doing justice to the truly awful experience of being displaced – disoriented, traumatized, fearful, dis-empowered, and dependent. Consequently, children are the ones that suffer most. That’s why our entire team is made of volunteers surrendered to God and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children in a country that has over 30% of their population under the age of 14 years old and almost 40% under 18.  In fact there are not many places in the world today where children are exposed to the conditions they are faced with in Colombia. Admittedly things are much better than a decade ago, but there is still much more work to be done.  Here are just a few of the chilling statistics.

 

Child Soldiers

  • 8,000 -15,000 child soldiers are fighting with one of the remaining guerilla groups — 4th highest in the world.
  • Every two days a child is kidnapped – mostly to fight in the guerilla armies
  • Half of the recruits are young women and girls

 

Child Prostitution

  • Colombia is a major source and transit country for women and girls trafficked for sexual exploitation
  • 35,000 young women and girls forced in to the commercial sex trade.
  • 10,000 girls and 1,000 boys work the streets of Bogota every night.

 

Child Labor

  • 200,000 to 400,000 children work in illegal mining operations.
  • 50% of the children working between 12 and 13 years old do not receive income.
  • 50% of youth between 14 and 17 years do not receive the equivalent of half the minimum wage  

 

Street Children

  • There are 15,000 – 30,000 children living on the streets in the cities of Colombia, many are targeted for “social cleansing.”

 

Poverty

  • 46% of people in Colombia live in poverty ($143 Mo.)
  • 17% of those people live in extreme poverty ($2 or less per day.)

Poverty & Relief