“for in You the fatherless find compassion.” (Hosea 14:3)
The Nepomuceno Home for Boys had its beginning in 1963. Arnold and Carol Boich were its Founders. It was the first children’s home established by the Apostolic Christian Church Nazarene in the country of Brazil. Hope Foundation for the Protection of Children was the name under the Presbyterian Church in Nepomuceno and the leadership of the John Veiga family in prior years. It was the Veiga family who after a few years of operation sought out help from the Apostolic Christian Church to direct and support the work in Nepomuceno. The farm land of 55 acres plus two building were turned over to the American churches with only one stipulation, that the ministry with children continue. The ministry has continued for more than forty years.
- The boys are all awaiting to start their summer vacation in about a month.
- Eight of the younger boys have been given the opportunity to attend tutoring classes at a local private school two times a week.
- Gustavo (one of the older boys) is currently taking an electrician technician’s course at a local technical school. He is doing very well and is considering pursuing this route next year after he turns 18 and will legally be required to leave the home.
- Kauã and Diogo’s parents, by a miracle of God, has recovered from a very serious drug addiction and is improving every day. Their father is attending a local church and by dialogues that the home has of him, they can really see there has been an interior change. There is a possibility that the brothers will return to live with their parents by the end of the year.
- In the previous update, it was mentioned that home was understaffed and was in need of caretakers. Praise God that in October, the home gained four more team members (a couple and two single workers). The home finally has the appropriate number of staff to fulfill legal requirements.
- They are still pursuing self-sufficient efforts and are raising pigs, fish and chickens for profit and for consumption. They continue to plant/harvest coffee for profit and currently have around 5,000 plants. They hope to have 30,000 more planted by the end of the year.
- Construction around the home has been moved on to Stage Two of the re-modeling process. The new playground is also complete.
- They still hope to pursue efforts in one day starting an agricultural tech school.
- The after school project is still running and takes place three times a week at the home.
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- Prayer Support – You can sign up to the mailing list to get regular updates on prayer needs. Currently, they are:
- Pray for the new caretakers for their adjustments to their new routine of life at the Nepo Children’s Home.
- Pray for the boys during the last month of school, that they will remain dedicated to their studies and focused on doing their best.
- Pray for all of the boys.
- Pray for Gustavo as he prepares for his departure once he turns 18.
- Pray for Pedro, as he has disorders and will need discernment and wisdom from the home.
- Pray for Kauã and Diogo’s, their parents and their futures.
- Child Tuition – Children have to pay for their tuition so please consider sponsoring a child to pay for their education.
- Clothing Boxes – Clothes can be sent to the home in boxes. The mailing address can be found on their website.
How To Help
To discuss opportunities for this cause, please contact Charlotte Bartos.
To donate to this cause, please visit the Donations page.
To sponsor a child from this home, please visit the Sponsor A Child page.