Our mission is to reflect God’s hope-restoring love to children and their families, as well as staff and health care workers, by providing restorative healthcare in under-resourced areas. We work collaboratively with volunteers, local agencies, and healthcare providers so that the resources and skills necessary to promote the health of children and their community are made accessible to all.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
More About our Mission’s Guiding Values
Our programs and projects are solicited, deliberated, developed, and executed according to the following principles:
- We value high quality, safe, coordinated, culturally appropriate, and sustainable healthcare. We will make every effort to do no harm to our patients, assure that they understand their health conditions and how to address them, and that they have the sustained opportunity for coordinated healthcare between government and Hope Clinic International (HCI) programs.
- Our programs will be based on the stated needs of the communities, partners, providers, and patients we serve. We are committed to developing sustainable in-country programs, and thus they must be championed by our Nicaraguan partners, meeting their needs.
- We are dedicated to giving our volunteers the opportunity to learn and gain personal, professional, and spiritual growth through their work with HCI. Therefore, we will assure that our volunteers are well-trained, have every opportunity to learn from their work, and are personally and spiritually enriched through their service.
- Our God is relational: our aim is to develop restored relationships that reflect God’s relationship with us. We seek relationships that are committed, unconditionally caring, long lasting, and steadfast.
- We recognize “poverty” as not solely defined by access to resources, but also by deficits in human connectedness and right relationship with God. We also recognize a need for human connectedness and an opportunity to rediscover and reinvigorate ourselves through this work.
For the needy shall not always be forgotten nor the hope of the poor perish forever. – Psalm 9:18