Our Little Roses is a mission founded by Cambridge Who’s Who VIP Member, Dr. Diana Frade, located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The mission is part of Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society and was created to give love, attention and a Christian education to physically and emotionally abused girls and orphans in Honduras.
The mission began in 1988 in a small rented house with 26 girls. In 1990, Our Little Roses attracted the interest of government officials in San Pedro Sula and land was granted to the organization to further its ministry. Since then it has grown in scope and is able to provide housing to 76 girls and a space for administrative offices. This institution is dedicated to building lives and preparing and helping once-homeless girls to help them reach middle-class status. Many of the girls in Our Little Roses are now graduating from high school and plan to attend college and hold jobs.
Dr. Diana Frade took it upon herself to bring hope to these girls with life-changing solutions because she wanted to transform their lives. The homeless girls’ ministry has expanded to include other interrelated ministries such as health and dental clinics, housing projects for single mothers, a community bilingual school, retreat center and the Jubilee Center for justice issues as well as a bed and breakfast hostel and hospitality house.
Donations to Our Little Roses are used to assist the girls with their daily needs. Contributions go toward the cost of schooling, uniforms and other necessary items. The cost to sponsor a girl is $720 per year, which is $180 per quarter or $60 per month. When you sponsor a girl through Our Little Roses, you will receive a photo of your sponsored child and be able to keep in touch with her through written letters. To sponsor a child or contribute to Our Little Roses, please visit www.ourlittleroses.org or send your contribution to: Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society, P.O. Box 464, Somerset, VA, 22972.
Dr. Diana Frade has been involved in Our Little Roses for 20 years and currently serves as its president. Her expertise is in managing the organization and taking care of the children there. She is the founder of the Clergy Spouse Planning Group and is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, Clergy’s Ministry and the Clergy’s Spouses’ Ministry. She earned a bachelor of fine arts from Texas Woman’s University, TX in 1964 and an honorary doctorate from Yale University, CT.
Our Little Roses Ministries (OLRM) in Honduras is linked with Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society (OLRFMS), Inc. in the United States as a non-profit mission organization to support the ministries in Honduras. All contributions to support Our Little Roses Ministries are IRS tax deductible when sent to and administered through Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society, Inc. All funds raised by OLRFMS are used for the support of Our Little Roses Ministries in Honduras or the United States. Funds raised for specific projects will be used as designated unless special circumstances dictate otherwise, at the discretion of Our Little Roses Ministries.
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