Scholarship Program

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Pictured left to right: Melchor, Cesia, Bryan, Deborah, Bendiman & Chester, Dina (not pictured)

Scholarship Program

If you would like to help further the educational dreams of any of these students, please click here.

THE ALESTERO FAMILY

Marina Alastero was an amazing woman of God.   After receiving a scholarship to study in the US, Marina returned to her home to help others.   Marina had a vision and heart for children in need.    She worked many jobs:  a statistician at the hospital,  taught business classes at night, taught English at her own school and was a mother to her own children.    Within a very short period of time, 3 of her 11 siblings and one cousin passed away.  Marina took in all of the orphaned children of her siblings and cousin.  Her vision… that her entire extended family and their children have educational opportunities. She prayed openly about this dream and knew that God would provide a way.

To give you a picture of how Marina lived … as she walked to and from town, she would stop and talk to people about her faith.  Often, she would be walking along and spontaneously break out in praise songs and others would join in.   She taught all of the children in her home how to sing songs to the Lord, memorize Scripture and pray.    All of Puerto Lempira remembers Marina Alastero.  One life changing many lives.

Shortly thereafter, Marina found out she had uterine cancer.   As she was dying, Marina encouraged her remaining sisters (5) to take all the children in, continue to encourage them in Christ and plant in all of them the seeds of education.   Marina’s children then became orphans themselves.

Maritza and Leonora are two of Marina’s remaining sisters.   They have made Marina’s vision a reality.   They are raising 23+ children along with some help from the other 2 sisters and 2 brothers still living. Their living situation is very humble, even by Honduras standards. They have a small wooden house and a small concrete house for almost all of the family.

The Alastero family is a talented group of children and aunts.

Additionally, each of the Alastero children has a special dream for their life.

Tinki pali (Miskito for ‘thank you’) for reading about this incredible family.