The original mission of the Hacienda of Hope was to provide a home for the abandoned children of Ecuador.  Having opened in 2003, twenty children are currently being served by the orphanage.  We envision serving hundreds of children who would have otherwise lived in the streets and to witness them being transformed by God’s love, then seeing them experience the sense of worth that comes from a good education. God’s call to serve the children of the region led us to the establishment of the School of Hope.  This bilingual school quickly developed a reputation in the region for excellence.

Amazing progress has been made since the arrival of Jerry and Pat Snyder.  Jerry served as the director through the building phase.  His vision and skills transformed a mostly barren piece of property into a welcoming home.  He oversaw the construction of the home and school.  The vision of all those who share a passion for the Hacienda of Hope is not only for the children already there, but for those to be served decades and even centuries to come.  Plans were approved to build homes designed for family living that would be around 100 years later.

It wasn’t long before facilities for the school became the most urgent concern.  God’s providence was clearly leading us to serve a broader audience of children.  The first students met in a converted dairy barn.  They have since expanded to accommodate easily the nearly 200 students it now serves. During 2013, we experienced the transition of HoH and school directors.  Justin and Juana Reeger direct the HoH children’s home.  Jake and Tanya Wilson lead the School of Hope.

The Hacienda of Hope is adjacent to Camp Bellevue, an outreach to children sponsored by the Bellevue Church of Christ in Bellevue, Washington.  We anticipate greater synergies in the years to come as all these projects come together to serve children in the name of Jesus Christ.

To God be the glory!

Why Our Members Chose Twickenham

As someone who has been a member of Twickenham since the beginning, there is no place that I would rather be. I appreciate that we have an eldership that bases decisions on biblical principles rather than tradition. There is a broad spectrum of people who come from different backgrounds than those of us who were raised in the church of Christ and I feel that it has been beneficial. I like that Twickenham has been a part of the community instead of isolating ourselves from other denominations.

The many ministry opportunities that members can find to participate in. The uplifting worship services; the praise team is wonderful! The children's programs. I love that we have young families as well as older members worshipping together!

. . . this church has been a HUGE blessing to our family. When we came to Twickenham, I felt like we were spiritually dying on the vine. Since coming to Twickenham, God has had us on an amazing journey that is sometimes hard and sometimes beautiful - but either way I know we are both diving deeper into Him! Yay!

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