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HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING 

November weekend bible 

Joe visits from Australia 

He came here a Catholic and is leaving a Christian 

Joe Prusac: I will be leaving Cebu and returning to Australia this week. I believe God sent me to Hope House to accurately report what is going on here. There is no doubt that God is here, and that pastor David is a true servant of God. My life has been changed, I will never be the same.

1 min ·  ( posted on Facebook) 
My name is Joe Prusac, I am 48 years old I am visiting Hope House Church from Australia. I arrived Sat October 20 and stayed at a hotel two days and then have been staying at Hope House till now. 
I have been following Hope House for some time and I had a dream when I was in my teens to do missionary work. I wanted to see what it is like at Hope House. David did not know me, but he said I could visit. I have to tell you that my experience here has been life changing. It is overwhelming, amazing, I can’t find all the words to tell you. I feel like I was sent by God to tell the true story of Hope House. David is a true inspiration. He is selfless, caring and kind. What he has done and is doing is beyond human. I spoke to many people here and they love David, and the children love David. Everywhere David has taken me, children run up to him. They love David. David is a great man of God. David knows the bible well and in our conversations he refers to many bible verses and then expounds on them. I have found it very interesting. 

I enjoyed his explanation of baptism, and was moved to get baptized here at Hope House.  David is also very humble. I don’t think he knows what he has done here and I dont think he knows how 
much he has affected people around the world. David also makes people laugh and has a tremendous ability to reach people through humor. I heard some of his story from the past, and I think I have met a man who was truly called by God, more than anyone I have met in my life. As you might see, I am totally sold out for Hope House at this point. Ailene is very strong, and passionate about the Lord. She helps David translating to the Cebuano language but she can deliver powerful sermons in her own right. She came out of the Catholic church along with several that I talked to here. I also have come out of the Catholic church. I was blind, but now I can see, and David is an expert in the Catholic religion and their teachings. Both David and Ailene are pure souls. When they have spoken, I felt the power of God’s presence fill up the area. I also have seen David giving and he doesnt photo it. There is a lot of giving going on here that nobody sees. There is also a lot of teaching going on here. 
The children are so happy here at Hope House and they feel safe here. Children are in fact being trafficked here and I have seen this for myself. David also puts himself at risk in places that he goes. People are being shot in those areas. This place is so important. It is needed. If God were not in this, David would have been gone a long time ago. I got to see photos going back to 2010 and talk to the children that were in those photos. I spoke to people who have had houses built for them, Ive spoken to many children who are in school because of Hope House. I have spoken to young people
in college who tell me they are in college because of David. They use Davids name and the name of Jesus. As I said David has been their inspiration. I want to emphatically state that the money is going to benefit the children. I am an eye witness. The children here need help and I will do all that I can in my power to help them.

Adell works in the childens ministry here. She also works in real estate. It a big new world for her compared to where she was a few years ago 

Ailene translates from Cebuano to English for me, and she also has a Wed night bible study  She helps on outreaches and also with the resident girls who call her mom.

She also helps with Saturday fellowship.

Joshua is in college taking IT courses. He helps in the ministry here. He has been making steady spiritual progress. 

Lysters mom died in childbirth. Lyster works in the ministry here doing a variety of things. He also derives an income from the computer games industry 

Jenny is in college and she helps in the ministry here. She is one of the original Hope House girls from the first house. 

Abby is in college, We have supported her through school since she was in elementary school. She helps in the ministry here. 

Rhechelle is in college, she is an honor student. She is planning a career in education. 

Ashley is in college, we have supported her for several years. 

Mitchi is also one of our college girls 

Rhejay continues to grow  and help in the ministry here. 

They call Rocky “Joker” He has a lot of energy, and he helps us in the ministry here 


Chawal like all they boys has a lot of influences to overcome. He has been growing spiritually 

Tala helps us in the ministry here. She has had to deal with issues in her past 

Rex is 17 but is small because of health condition that we would like to fix when we can. Rex helps us in the ministry here  

Jonilyn is a resident and does not have her parents. We met her in the Pasil area 

Joella is in our INyawan group and is an honor student 

Bing Bing helps us with our Cabreros group and with cooking. She has quit using drugs 

Aurelia is employed and also helps us with outreaches 

Jahat was saved at Hope House and helps with cooking 

Joe Prusac

I have to tell you that my experience here has been life changing. It is overwhelming, amazing, I can’t find all the words to tell you. David went out of his way to show me everything, discuss 
the finances and all aspects of his ministry here. I will continue to be involved with Hope House. It is my family in Cebu 

Patrick Cole 

I visited David and his wife Ailene with the purpose of making a video about their ministry. I made the video and David has posted it. This is a real ministry that I support, and I hope to be able to return. As I pack my bags on this early Tuesday morning here in the Philippines, it’s hard for me to believe the past 3 weeks are already over. As I head back to Japan, I’ll definitely have the kids and David’s ministry on my mind and prayers. I got to interview some of the mothers and kids as well about how this ministry has affected, and in many ways, changed their lives. God and the Gospel is moving in the Philippines. The poverty here is real, but not just physical needs, they have spiritual needs as well. David’s hope house for the kids provides that immensely in the spiritual darkness much of this place is in.

Rodger Huizen 

I stayed at Hope  House and off site but I was daily involved with Hope House while there. I have spoken with many of the adults and children there. I sponsor two children and will continue to do so because I know the money is going to benefit the children. David lives a very modest lifestyle. 

John Lawrence is staying in school. He is in our Pasil group. His father abandoned the family and is a drug addict 

Alexa is in our Isla Illegre group. Her family situation puts her in close proximity to the drug lords and she needs your prayers. 

Linbert is in our Jembasa group and she is doing well in school 

Hope  House is not about handouts. It is about connecting the children to God, to school, and an understanding of what they must do to break free from 3rd world poverty. 

Ninyan is in our Isla Illegre  group. She is in school and doing well 

Archie is a resident and he is doing well in school 

Nithel is in our Jembasa group and she is doing very well in school 

Gina Mae is in our Pasil group and is staying in school despite very severe poverty 

We also have our own school going because the children can only get into public school once a year in June. We seek to keep them plugged in because when. they are not in school this is a critical time for them. Children not in school is a major problem here 

Juboy is in high school and he also finds work. He is not lazy 

Bebong is a good student and is above the average in English 

Ronelin comes from a very hard area, but she has been doing well in school and importantly made friends that are on a much better track than those she has to live around. 

Armalis comes from very bad poverty with many in the family, but she has been doing well in school with good attendance at church. 

Lori dropped out of school and had a baby, but she has returned to school. 

Mary Rose has held a job for five years, like many of the moms the burden of bills and life falls on her. 

Jonilyn is doing very well in school. She is in our Inyawan group 

Ardeth was saved at Hope House and she is the mother of Joella. She has had to deal with the same issues that many women have to deal with here and that is husbands who dont hold jobs, addiction problems, and lack of interest in their children 

We have been raising money for Jinyan who has a large mass on her neck 

Cassandra is in our Jembasa group and is doing well in school. 

Cielo does not have her parents. She is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in school 

Ayumi is in our Jembasa group. She is in school and doing well despite very difficult circumstances in her family 

Scarlet is in our Isla Illegre group and is doing well in school. She is active in church 

Paulo is in our Jembasa group and is a bright boy. He is doing well in school. 

Kim is in our Jembasa group and she is doing well in English. This is a critical skill and pathway out of poverty 

Vince is in our Jembasa group and is doing well in school 

Geralyn is in our Pasil group. Her father died but she is staying in school 

Joshua is in our Isla Illegre group and is doing well in school 

Princess is in our Pasil group and she is staying in school  

Ethan is in our Cabreros group and he is doing well in school. He has a gentle manner and attitude. 

Nikka is in our Pasil group. She is surrounded by drugs, and severe poverty. She is staying in school and we are very proud of her. 

Christine is in our Jembasa group and is in High school 

Lovelin is in our Jembasa group and is in high school 

NeLiza is in our Jembasa group and is in high school 

We are supporting all these girls who are in High School.  Krisha Mae, Mary Kris, NeLiza, Christina, Linbert, Hannah Kim.. All are doing well in school. They are in our Jembasa group 

Eliza in in our Pasil group. She does not have her parents and spends time at our house several days a week. 

Clair Anne is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in school and doing well. She lives with her grandmother 

Mark is in school and doing very well. He lives in Talisay. 

Ana Liz is doing well in school. She is in our Pasil group. The girls who do have fathers often work in the fishing there in Pasil earning 200 pesos a day or 4.00 usd a day. 

Cedrick is doing well in school. He is in our Jembasa group 

Ronilen is living in the Alaska barangay but her mother has no interest in church 

Charles is in school. He is in our Isla Illegre group. His Mom, brother and sister also attend church 

Yasha is in our Isla Illegre group. She has tough challenges in her situation, but if she follows God and we supply the support she needs, she has genuine hope 

Ar Jane is in our Isla Illegre group. She depends on us for school support. 

Gerwilyn is in our Isla Illegre group and depends heavily on us for support. 

Rhachelle is in high school and she needs a sponsor 

James does not have his parents. He is in school 

Nikka is in our Pasil group and she is in school 

Gina Mae is in our Pasil group and is doing very well considering her surroundings 

We continue to work on housing and want to finish the second floor. It is planned to go three stories with a fourth floor flat roof deck. We would like to purchase  the building to the right that is directly behind us to enlarge our ministry space for school and facilities. 

 

Other visitors 

Debbie Nowak 

19 hours ago via mobile The poverty here in Cebu is waaaay more than I ever imagined! David himself lives in a home that is nothing fancy that’s for sure. I visited a home today and asked the family “Where do you sleep?” They pointed to the bare plywood on the floor(family of 5 i believe) sleeping on a floor that’s @ 6 feet by 6 feet. David Wilkerson often times posts pictures of kids with new clothes and you don’t really get to see the poverty they live in those new clothes and food David provides TRULY gives them hope and makes them feel more human! Thank you to all the sponsors your money helps these children feel love and accepted. I have seen the children here that live right next to David who do not have sponsors they were barefoot, in rags, digging in the trash! They live 50 yards away! Hope house IS MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!! ♥♥♥ Debbie

Frederick Parkinson

“feeling rough only 12 hours sleep since Wednesday , but life could be worse ,am in slums in Cebu with a Christian ministry , walking to homes through flooded streets full of raw sewage , ,last night I was at home of david and Aileen who run the ministry they live very humbly in the slums also ,was in there home and rats run over your feet in the floor and the cockroaches I mistook for mice they were that big , seen big rat in the toilet this morning he ran off as I walked in ,and rats certainly must not came out to were I was trying to sleep on the floor with my very loud snoring for the few hours I slept will post picts next week will be an interesting day today as we do outreach and meet the people of the slums , 

“I was in Cebu Philippines in January helping Hope house Christian org. Hope house rescued 5 young girls from sex traffickers”

Grace Nolasco

Ministry is not a bed of roses..It was a great opportunity to worked at Hope House Cebu,living conditions are harsh here .but humbly we need to serve GOD.david and Aileen 0f hope house serve God in the most humble way.last night many adults and children gave there lives to GOd accepting Jesus as there saviour.praise to God.To God be all the glory…Please continue to pray for David and Aileen and thier ministry as they continue to reach out the lost.!!!
Frederick and Grace @ Hope House

Etelle was saved at Hope House Church. She has made steady progress in spiritual growth 

Lezel has been coming to Hope House Church many years. She was formerly a Mormon 

Gina’s husband left her with three boys to raise. 

Angelica is in our Isla Illegre group and she is in college. She is a born again believer. 

Cloe is in our Jembasa group and she is an honor student. She was saved at Hope Church 

Sashane is in our Alaska group. Her mother abandoned her in favor of her boyfriend. She is going through a very challenging time. 

Princess is in our Jembasa group and is doing very well. 

Kyle is in our Isla Illegre group and has had to cope with mother and father divorcing. 

Lola is homeless but we help her. She is in Pasil 

Robilyn graduated high school and got a job in a department store 

Honey is part resident and in the very tough Duljo area. She has hard challenges and we are helping her 

John Lawrence is in our Pasil group and part time resident. He is in school   

Nini is in our Jembasa group and she needs a sponsor. 

Mary Cris is in our Jembasa group. She is in school and doing very well 

Casey and Gezel are in school and doing well. Casey is a resident and Gezel is in our Pasil group 

Angelica is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in school and doing well. Armalis is in our Isla Illegre group and in school. Pamela is in our Isla Illegre group and in school. Her father and a brother died. Like many, her mother has very little education. 

Crystal is in our Isla Illegre group and she is in school . Like many others there are several siblings in the home. 

Ayumi is in our Jembasa group and has a lot of talent and natural leadership skills 

Edelle is in our Isla Illegre group and is now in high school. 

RJ is in our Isla Illegre group. Like several on this page, he was not in school and we got him in school. Like others there are addiction problems in the home 

Shaina Mae lives with her grandmother. She is doing well in school, and she continues to learn and speak English, which many here do not learn. 

Marjorie continues to excel at school. 

Madel is in high school and is on track to go to college.. 

Eliza is doing very well in school 

Ana Riza is doing great in school . She is part of our Jembasa group 

Krisha is doing well in school. She has had some severe issues in her family 

Hansel has some special challenges but she has a very good attitude and she likes church 

April Anne is in our Jembasa group and she is in high school. She is doing very well 

Aisha is in our Jembasa group and is doing well 

Jamayla is in our Isla Illegre group. She is being raised by her grandmother. It happens too frequently that the children are left with grandparents or Aunts 

We feed the children daily and extra feeding on WED SAT and SUN 

We will get Krisanta back in school the next time we can. She required all of her paperwork. She is in our Pasil group 

Sunday is in our Isla Illegre group and is in school. 

Ron Ron is in our Isla Illegre group and he is in school. He has challenges with drug addiction in the family 

Joy is in our Pasil group, but there has been a lot of problems in the single parent home. She has no support to attend church or go to school. We will be working on her situation 

With drug addiction in the parents and a broken home, Vince has had to raise himself. We are helping Vince to plug into school and our community 

Mary is in our Isla Illegre group and her father is working and is a good father, It is unusual among the people that we serve. 

Reanne Jane is in our Inyawan group . The mother has no education and this is common with the poorest people to have dropped out in the elementary grades. It is because they were put to work. 

Jesiry is in our Alaska group. She has had to overcome the difficulties of addiction in the family 

Ana Riza is in our Jembasa group. She is doing very well in school 

Ruby Jane is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in school 

Gele Rose: Her father is a drug addict and left her mom to live with his girlfriend. Her mother has no education. She relies on us for help with food and other needs. 

Stephanie got a sponsor. We are supporting her school needs. She is in our Isla Illegre group 

Mary Ann and Aimie live with their grandmother and they depend on us for their school needs. 

Baby Cell in the white T shirt is a resident at Hope House 

After 9 years, I finally baptize my mother in law 

Recent baptisms 

Recent food shopping for our feeding program 

Our homeless children ministry continues with feeding and also identifying children that need to be in school 

Margie is in our Alaska group. She is in school and   has good attendance. When we finish the second floor she may become a resident. 

Angela is in college and we continue to assist her educational needs. 

Niniing was saved at Hope House. Ninyan is in our Isla Illegre group and she is  doing well in school 

Jennilyn is in high school and she helps with the children . She is in our Isla Illegre group 

Rhea grew up homeless and on the streets. She has many challenges.  She is in our Pasil group 

Malou is currently not in school, but plans to return. 

Jhun Jhun  is in our Isla Illegre group and is staying in school..

Rose Mae’s mother comes to church often. 

Rose Mae is in our Pasil group. 

Jassen is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in high school 

Edreah is in high school and is in our Isla Illgre group. 

Clare stays with us most of the time and sometimes with her mom. Clare is in school and doing very well. .

Buddy  is a resident at Hope House. We got him back into school and he is doing very well all around. 

Posted October 27 

We were able to go and minister to the victims of the Naga landslide. 

Rosalinda and her daughter Gele Rose. Gele Rose is in school 

Pearly was saved at Hope House and God has helped her with serious health issues 

RJ is in our Isla Illegre group and he is staying in school. He has had a very difficult situation in his family 

Yasha is in our Isla Illegre group. She depends heavily on our support 

We recently hospitalized Mary Janes daughter. Mary Jane is in our Tayod group. 

Cyton Rose is in our Cabreros group and is in school 

Mary Joy is in our Alaska group. Both parents are in prison. 

Jamica is in our Isla Ilegre group. She is staying in school 

Ezekiel is our son and he is in pre K.  

Nina is in our Isla Ilegre group and she is staying in school. 

Joshua is in our Isla Illegre group. He is in school 

Stephanie is in our Cabreros group and she is in school 

Hannah Kim is in our Jembasa group. She is in high school 

Lindsey is in our Jembasa group and is in school 

Arcili was saved at Hope House 

Majeeko is in our Alaska group 

Anna Mae is in our Jembasa group and is doing well in school. 

Yvette was saved at Hope House. She is a former Catholic 

Jahat was saved at Hope House Church 

Altea is in our Cabreros group and she is in school. Her father recently got out of prison 

John Mark is in our Jembasa group and is in school 

Ronelin is in our Isla Illegre group and is in high school 

Stella was saved at Hope House. She was formerly in the occult

Cathy is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in high school and doing very well. We built a house for her. 

Helen grew up on the streets and is in our Pasil group. She is currently not in school. 

Angelica graduated high school and now works in Mandaue. 

We have good contact with Melanie and Mary Rose. They were in an area that was demolished and then their squatter camp burned down. We have kept them going in school by replacing the things they lost. They DO NOT HAVE the support of their parents.  Without Hope House they WOULD NOT BE IN SCHOOL. Because I am showing their faces, I am not able to share other important parts of their stories. They absolutely have no chance without help.   posted Oct 20, 2018 

Muriel, Clair Anne and Cielo are doing fine and are in school 

Jessa Mae is in our Isla Illegre group. She is in school. 

Muriel is in our Isla Illegre group and is in school. 

Three Jane is in our Isla Ilegre group and she is in school

Lowell was saved at Hope House. 

Scarlet, Ronelin and Rhachelle are doing fine and are in school 

Jamica is in our Pasil group. She is staying in school. 

Rhea Mae is in our Jembasa group. She is in school 

Kimberly is in Carbon. She is staying in school 

Margaret is in our Isla Illegre group and is now in high school .She is not active in church 

Christina is in our Jembasa group and she is in school 

Mylene does not have her parents and is in our Inyawan group. She is in school 

Gianna is doing very well in school. She lives in Punta but stays at our house often. 

Krisha mae is in our Jembasa group and is doing very well