We are so thankful for our dedicated staff. They all share responsibilities, but foremost in their minds is the welfare of the kids. Mutual love is shared – for each other and for Jesus who is their model in life.
One day I went to a growth group where I heard singing and I asked if I could enter. The first day, which was a Friday, nothing happened. On Saturday, there was a get-away and when the pastor did an altar call, I went forward to follow the Lord. This was about 10 years ago. My life has changed a lot and I continue to follow Christ. I like working here because I like to be with the children and do things around the home. I feel very happy when we have visitors. When I am home I like to spend time with my four children, 1 daughter, and 3 sons. A dream for my life is to work hard so that my children are lacking nothing, this is my wish.
My name is Abigail (Abi) Moreno. I was born in the capital city of Tegucigalpa. I have been a resident of Roatan for eight years now. I am the eldest of two sisters, and I live with my mother in the Colonia Bella Vista in Sandy Bay. Since I was very young my mother taught me to be honest, respectful, and helpful to others. My mother also taught me to work hard and to work toward goals in life. In 2010 I achieved one goal of graduating from college (high school in the US) and I am now a student at University looking forward to the day I graduate. I want to raise a family giving them all the effort and sacrifice my mother gave for me. I thank God for all the blessings he has given me and continues to give me daily.
My name is Francis Carcamo, I was born in Trujillo, Colon on the mainland. I am 20 Years old and I am a single mom of a child born January 2015. I moved to Roatan when I was offered this job opportunity in which I feel very happy and thankful to God to work with the children and staff of this Ministry. I am responsible for the cooking at the Children’s Home, but I also enjoy spending time with the kids. At the same time, I can share the love of Jesus with them. Since I started work here I have learned more and more about Jesus and enjoy attending church with all the kids. I have the desire to learn English and also learn how to cook better.
Spanish Teacher & Principal
My name is Karen Sanchez, I was born in Lempira, Honduras, I am 25 years old and a single mother of a little girl born in 2014. My aspirations since childhood were always to be a teacher and work with children. Thanks to God my dreams were fulfilled through with the efforts of my family. Then I moved to Roatan looking for work and I am currently the principal of The Beacon School which has been one of my biggest challenges.
I am Christian and I attend in the Kadosh Church. My future goal is to graduate as Bachelor of Pedagogy so that I might provide a better education for my students. I would also like to learn more English. My desire is to be a great mother, friend, and professor serving my students and my friends in the best way I can. I grew up in the church and recently moved to Roatan two years ago. Because of my faith, I have lots of peace and tranquility. I like working here at the home because of the fellowship and time with the other teachers. I also love working with the kids and am glad that they are doing well. They are all so smart! When I am at home I like to help out my mom and enjoy reading. I hope to someday get a degree in psychology and learn English.
My name is Lilian Hernandez, I was born in Trujillo, Colon, I am 21 years old and I am single. Since childhood my desire was to be a primary school teacher and all my efforts were aimed at becoming a teacher. I moved to Roatan looking for a decent job and currently I serve as a teacher in grades 4, 5, and 6 at the Beacon School. I am a Christian and at church I am involved in many ministries with children, Bible classes, camps and evangelization. I like worship music and practice many sports. I am studying at university looking for a degree in basic education to be able to offer my students a quality education. In the future I want to serve the Lord working as a Christian missionary.
“Miss Carla” grew up in the Michigan woods with her best friend “Rocky,” a golden retriever. Her heroes while growing up were Mother Teresa, Norman Rockwell, and her Dad. At seventeen, she graduated from high school, left home, and attended Michigan State University with majors in English and Education and minors in Art and Remedial Reading.
She then moved out West to Las Vegas and worked in property management for several years until she had her son, Jaimie. The next 17 years were spent in the beautiful Utah mountains raising her son and learning how to be both the breadwinner and a stay-at-home Mom. She worked as a graphic designer, bookkeeper, and had a little second-hand store while home-schooling Jaimie. She and Jaimie raised animals and always had a big garden. When Jaimie left home, Carla then started her own cabinet-making business and was very successful until the recession. Then she got her real estate license and “flipped” houses for a few years to survive. When Jaimie and his wife, Jade, moved to Seattle, Carla went too and spent a few years helping them get settled in. They now have two adorable little boys: Jace and James.
Now she is here, on beautiful Roatan, renting a little house near the beach and happily lives there with her little dog, Tenshi. She likes to read, go to the beach, snorkel, make new friends, and hang out with David and Nereida, her kids she helps raise. She loves art, second only to her first passion – to teach children. She loves The Lord and is very thankful for this opportunity to serve.