HELP HOPE FOR YOUTH RAISE 50K BY THE END OF THE YEAR!
This fundraising initiative is honoring Hope for Youth Peru founder and missionary, Iliana Bustios’s 50th birthday. This year (May 11th) Iliana will be celebrating her “Golden 50″and in honor of God blessing her with this momentous birthday, Hope for Youth Peru wants to raise $50,000, with all proceeds going to the organization.
Iliana has spent the last 15 years of her life serving the youth starting in Las Vegas churches and now in the barrios of Peru, with Hope for Youth Peru. She has been able to make so many positive strides in the lives of young men and women by helping them stay in school and out of gangs, keeping them off the streets and in a positive safe environment with the Hope for Youth house.
Another big part of the mission of Hope for Youth is ministering and giving hope to young men in a juvenile detention center In Trujillo, Peru. Here, Iliana spends up to six days a week with over 200 boys. In the detention center she is able to build strong bonds with the boys by showing them Gods love, teaching them practical life skills which they can take and use outside the center after their releases, and being a consistent positive light in their lives.
Her work with the boys doesn’t stop inside the detention center. The ultimate goal is to have these boys turn their lives around when released and become positive parts of society. We have seen how her work with these young men have changed their lives by stepping out of gangs, by giving their lives to God and by working and going to school.
Iliana’s Golden 50k will go towards these boys who just need hope and love. It will help fund activities inside and outside the center, provide them with food and clothing, education opportunities and give them the chance to have a new start in life.
We’re jumping in faith that with the help of you all, we can accomplish this historic goal. “Through Him all things are possible.”