Dear Friends in Christ,

We are so happy to announce that we have received approval from the Philippine Department of Education (DEPED) to open our new preschool in June! Many of you have been praying for our application to be approved and God has been faithful in answering these prayers. Amen! We are so excited. This school is designed to be a center of evangelism for families in the Digos area who have the ability to pay for the schooling of their children. Preschools are in high demand as a certificate of completion allows students to immediately enroll in elementary school. Our other preschools in Biao and Guihing are partnerships with the community but no fees are charged.

We are praying for an initial enrollment of 70 children for the school year beginning in June. In future years, we are prepared to handle up to 100 students. We are praying for more students as we hope to use the “profit” from the schools for church planting projects in the village areas.

Thanks so much to those who have given the seed funds for this project, for those who have sent books and other supplies and for all who have been praying.

If you have time, please check out the website at www.hohkids.com or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Haven-of-Hope-Orphanage-Philippines/107141379361776

We rejoice in God’s goodness!

Josephine Pabalate, Executive Director of HOH/Administrator for Brilliant Star Christian Preschool