It’s Love that Grows At the Farm of the Child.

Whoever welcomes a child such as this for my sake welcomes me.
And whoever welcomes me welcomes, not me, but Him who sent me.”
— Mark 9:37

Honduras is the poorest and least developed nation in Central America. Poverty and hunger prevail, leading to disease, violence, crime, and substance abuse. As a result, many families are weakened and destroyed. Their children are left orphaned and abandoned.

At the Farm of the Child our answer is family-style homes for these orphans. With the Holy Family as a model, our Honduran house parents lovingly raise eight to ten children in each orphan home. With the support of the larger Farm community of missionaries and staff, the house parents raise the orphan children along side their own children. The orphan children range in age from one to seventeen, with a roughly equivalent number of boys and girls.

Each child arrives with his or her own story and challenges. They come from all over the country of Honduras with widely varying family backgrounds. Some children have lost both parents, some have been abandoned by family members, while still others have parents who are temporarily unable to care for them due to illness, incarceration, mental instability, or family difficulties. The children are nurtured in this family setting until they are ready for independent living, taking with them the gifts of faith and education to begin a productive life.