Jericho Villa Children’s Home
Your support helps to provide all of the following:
Mentoring, counseling, outings, daily devotionals, celebrations and an emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus.
Medical and dental needs, exercise and laughter. Braces provided by Dra. Miriam
Formal and informal schooling with an emphasis on English. Uniforms, school supplies and school outings also provided.
During the later part of 2008 the Lord encouraged the Jericho staff to begin a prevention program for the children of the women and men who are trapped in prostitution and are at high risk for entering prostitution. There are now over 40 children in our Jericho family, most of whom live in the Villa.
Jericho Villa is our children’s home out in the country where the children that God brings to us are educated and healed by the power of the Holy Spirit. All of our children experienced extremely traumatic childhoods due to poor decisions on the part of their parents and our prayer is that through vocational and formal education, discipleship training, and prayer filled loving care in a family atmosphere they will be equipped and set free to become all that God has in mind for them to be. The vision is that they will be “bestowed with a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3Jericho has legal custody of these children whose ages range from 2 years to 18 years, and is committed to their physical, emotional and spiritual development until their own mothers can care for them in a godly way or until they are able to live for Christ on their own. We pray that these children, by the power of Christ, will be able to lead lives that glorify God, thus breaking the generational chains of prostitution, sexual abuse, and various addictions that have plagued their families. What a joy it is to see Jesus transforming their lives and giving them a future and a hope. This facet of our ministry includes monthly outreaches by our children to minister to other children from neighborhoods known for prostitution and outreaches to the parents of our children.