(English below) Para mí, el ministerio es una luz en el medio de la oscuridad, es una esperanza para nosotros para completar nuestros deseos y sueños. Es una gran bendición y una gran oportunidad para nosotros para cambiar nuestras vidas. For me the ministry is a light in the middle of darkness, a hope for us to complete our desires and dreams. It is a great blessing and opportunity for us to change our lives.
John and Judi are two of the most devoted people I've ever met. Making a difference for the girls in Guatemala by getting them off the streets, and meeting their educational, spiritual, and physical needs!
I have been bringing short term mission teams to visit One Hope since 2010. I love seeing the spiritual and educational growth in these girls over the past 7 years, and seeing two of them now teaching school while going to university full time. The difference this ministry makes not only in the lives of the girls, but their families and their communities is immense! We will see the fruits of the seeds they are planting for generations to come.
We know when we contribute to One Hope Ministries NFP that our donation will be used to help young girls in Guatemala that would be otherwise have no access to education or anyway to rise above their families poverty existence. John and Judy have given up so much because of their love for the people of Guatemala. They are trustworthy, hardworking, sacrificial and are doing all that God has called them to do.
John and Judy care so much for the girls that they get to have - providing all their lodging, food, education and church experiences. They do so much for the girls and ask for nothing back - truly admirable! The photo is one of their success stories - Kelly is now a teacher with her own income!
I have had the privilege to serve in Guatemala in a church with a vision for both an evangelical and a broad scale humanitarian support. This has brought me in contact with many individuals of like minds and focus.
The One Hope ministry team of John and Judy Prim are two of the shining stars in the pantheon of Godly servants I have ever had the joy of meeting. Seeing them return to Guatemala to make things happen and follow through with bringing support to their girls and their families, even in spite of strong challenge, has never failed to bring a smile to my face.
I can see impact of their work in the lives of their girls who now can literally see a path to a better life not in material things but more so for the hope and futures they see as possibilities for what could be. Having spoken with them these girls desire to be in a position to help others when they come of age and it is their time to do so. I know from experience in Guatemala that this way of thinking doesn't just happen without it being modeled.
One Hope Ministries under John and Judy's leadership has set the foundation for these girls to find success in whatever path they seek as God leads.
We have visited with the One Hope girls for several years now on our annual mission trip and each year we are more impressed with them as we have watched them grow into mature, responsible and strong Christian women. In a society that sees women only as field workers and mothers, One Hope offers the girls a chance to become productive and valued members of the community as well as to know their value in Christ's eyes
i have been blessed to be part of mission teams to Antigua for the past 7 years and have helped in several ministries. One Hope has always been one of our favorites. John & Judy are truly dedicated to these young girls giving them opportunities for a future that they would not have otherwise. It differs from other organizations in that they do not seek merely to educate the girls, they also provide spiritual nourishment and basic life skills. They maintain family relations, too. They have endured many dangers and hardships, yet they rely totally on God to bless the ministry and get them through. There is always such joy in their home.
I would highly recommend One Hope as an outstanding nonprofit and encourage anyone to support them.
(see below for English) Yo siento muy feliz porque Dios me ha dado esta oportunidad de estudiar con esta beca. Las cosas que he aprendido en el ministerio me pueda ayudar para tener un futuro mejor o también me puedan servir mi vida en el futuro. Este ministerio es bueno porque nos ha dado una educación y nos ha ayudado mucho porque yo e vistos muchos cambios en me. He cambiado mi relación con Dios, he leído la Biblia cada noche, ser ordenada, responsable, hacer los oficios bien, hacer las cosas como Dios quiere y no como nosotros queramos hacer. Aquí me siento confortable y hago todo lo posible para salir adelante en mis estudios y también puedo aprender muchas cosas más.
I am very happy because God has given me this opportunity to study with this scholarship. The things that I learned in the ministry can help me to have a better future or help me in my life in the future. This ministry is good because it has given us an education and has helped us a lot because I have seen many changes in me. I change my relationship with God, I read the Bible every night, organized, responsible, do my chores well, do things as God wants and not as we want. Here I feel comfortable and do everything possible to get ahead in my studies and I can also learn many more things.
(see below for English) Durante de me dos años que he estado en el ministerio he cambiado mucho porque muchas personas me han dicho. Yo aprendido amar y respetar a mis enemigas, acercarme más con Dios, hacer las cosas bien, ser muy honesta, tener un sueño para mi futuro, poner atención en mi educación y también respetar a los de más. Estoy en el ministerio porque yo estoy realizando mi educación y para que mis sueños sean realizados y así tener un futuro mejor.
During the two years that I have been in the ministry I changed a lot because many people have told me. I learned to love and respect to my enemies, get closer to God, do things well, be very honest, have a dream for my future, put attention in my education and also respect to others. I am in the ministry because I am getting my education and fulfilling my dreams for a better future.
(see below for English) Durante el tiempo que he estado en el ministerio he aprendido a ser más ordenada, responsable y sincera y leo todos los días la biblia. Yo pienso que yo pongo en práctica la honestidad, y la amabilidad ahora. Quiero acercarme a Dios y confiar siempre en él. Yo estoy en el ministerio porque quiero tener una buena educación y poder graduarme.
During the time I have been in the ministry I have learned to be more orderly, responsible and sincere and to read every day in the Bible. I think that I put into practice honesty and kindness now. I want to get closer to God and always trust. I am in the ministry because I want to have a good education and be able to graduate.
(see below for English) Durante este tiempo he estado en el ministerio yo ha cambiado mi manera de actuar ya que aquí me han enseñado muchos valores y he cambiado mi actitud, de no ser tan enojada o seria y convivir con otras personas. Yo aprendió poder ser una chica más responsable, organizar bien mi vida, confiar en Dios, hacer bien las cosas, respetar a las personas, tener buena etiqueta y cuidar las cosas que Dios nos provee.
During the time I have been in the ministry I have changed my way of acting because here I have been taught many values and I have changed my attitude, not to be so angry or serious and how to live with other people. I learned to be a more responsible girl, organize my life, trust in God, to do things well, to respect people, have good etiquette and take care of the things that God provides for us.