Tony B receiving a medical team
Star of Hope believes that local workers are usually the best ones to know the way to help their own people. Because they grew up in their own culture they understand the way people think and reason. They also understand the difficulties faced by the children and their parents. This gives us a strong resource when we evaluate how we work and what efforts we should make to help.
An example of this is Tony and Myrtha in Haiti. Tony lived the life of a poor rural farm boy. He battled for everything he has earned. Because he has lived the life, he understands so well what life is like for the kids we serve. Today Tony and Myrtha are part of what is good in Haiti. They want to make a difference and can fight for the children in ways that you and I cannot.
In Argentina, 40 years ago Tent Mission sent a young missionary to help the Toba people. He married a Toba woman and they have lived in northern Argentina and raised their 4 boys. Kenth became a local. Today he and Alba with two of their boys work tirelessly to share the love of Jesus with the unloved.
Trinidad, Ghana, Kenya, Romania. Star of Hope is blessed to have "Tony's" in every place we work. It is one of our distinctive human capital that we use the locals to manage and make decisions. This is one way that makes it possible for us to say that our projects are some of the most effective and best in the world.