One of our core beliefs is “a hand up, not a hand out”. We are committed to ministering to people in a way that helps grow them towards the path of economic independence and empowerment. This is accomplished through teaching marketable life skills that can help individuals earn a living to support their families.
Project: Hope is one of the many ways we do just that. This ministry teaches and employs women from the nearby community in craft-making such as basket weaving and jewelry making. These pieces are then sold in our Project: Hope gift shop as teams come through, and the profits are used to pay the women so that they can take care of their family’s financial needs. (For more information on this ministry you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Under this same pillar NVM also knows and follows the teaching of the Bible that there are times when assistance is not only necessary but expected of us as Christians. As such caring for the widows and orphans, and helping those that cannot help themselves is a foundational piece in what we do here.
The NVM children’s home first opened in 2008 when Pastor Esperandieu and Dianne Pierre became aware of children in desperate need of assistance. These children were brought in out of situations where they had either lost both parents, they had been abandoned, or their family did not have the resources to take care of them. The present-day Children’s Home currently provides love and care to 10 children ranging all ages. Both the separate girls’ home and boys’ home have live-in parental figures as NVM’s goal is to provide a place these children can live and grow in a home environment.