As of August 2016, we have 74 children currently residing at Ima's Home. We just brought home a 17-month old girl that was left in a restaurant by her mother. We are now at full capacity for the buildings we currently have on the property. A couple of weeks ago, Pastor Jim introduced the second phase with his "Good To Better" campaign that would allow us to build the James L. Kilgore Family Center. This new building would allow us to house an additional 70 children. He has been able to raise a little more than 1/2 of the funds for this project, some through direct donations and the rest from the Ima's 5K race in February. He's hoping to begin construction before the end of summer. At the end of July he was invited to speak on TBN Salsa to promote the home. If you'd like to check out the interview, click here.
Continue to pray with us about this project and each child that is living at Ima's Home. If you would like to make a donation to help with the new building, click on the "Donations" tab in our menu bar.
Finding Help for 400,000 Street Children
"For some families in the Philippines, poverty is so severe that they feel it is easier to just leave their children on the streets rather than watch them starve to death in their homes. There are families who have so many children that the oldest sibling (seven or eight years of age) is forced to the streets to beg for the rest of the family. Some are the illegitimate children of young mothers who were either abandoned by their families or are street-children themselves. There is also the cruel and endless cycle of other young children who are violated, victimized, and exploited while growing up in the streets, only to give birth and perpetuate the next generation of street children. It is a seemingly endless cycle of hopelessness. There are approximately 400,000 street children in the city of Manila alone and hundreds more throughout the rest of the country, but Ima's Home for Children promises to be an oasis of hope for these hurting and lonely children. As you look through this website ask God what you can do to be a part of this great mission."
- PASTOR JIM KILGORE