House of Moses
The House of Moses exists to develop High School students, who have been given up by their parents/families, holistically as leaders for a purposeful reentry into their culture.
A leader is someone who influences a group of people toward the achievement of their goals.
Holistic development includes:
- Spiritual development
- Emotional development
- Physical Development
- Cognitive Development
Spiritual Development is achieved through weekly discipleship, accountability, and attending church together as a family.
Emotional Development is achieved through purposeful interaction, house parents being tuned into feelings, modeling of healthy interpersonal interactions by the house parents, and teaching students to deal with success, defeat and conflict in a healthy way.
Physical Development is achieved through the provision and modeling of personal hygiene, access to clean water, weekly exercise, and nutritionally balanced meals.
Cognitive Development is achieved in attending school, tutors, learning English, reading books, and teaching and modeling of problem solving skills.
Core Scriptures driving House of Moses:
- Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. Luke 2:52
- Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28: 19-20
- Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6
- Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27
- Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37,39
- Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Why "House of Moses?"
As all the future residents of HoM will be students that haven been given up by their parents/families, so was Moses given up by his parents in the Bible. Early on you see his mom placing him by the Nile River. Pharaoh's wife discovers Moses and eventually he is given as Pharaoh's son. As time progressed he was led into the desert where God spoke to him in a "burning bush" where He tells Moses "I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." (Exodus 3:10) Through a time of struggle of obedience he did the very thing God called him to.
As Moses was called and developed by God to lead His people out of bondage, we too believe that each resident at the HoM will do the same for their fellow Haitians. Through the purposeful holistic development of each resident, in prayer and God's grace, each graduating resident, in obedience, will develop leaders within their life journey as a follower of Christ.
House of Moses from entry to exit
12 residents are chosen from applicants to reside at the HoM. The Board of Directors alongside the house parents will help determine the 12 residents. All residents must be in high school. Before entering, each resident must agree by signing the HoM covenant. Upon entry, each resident begins developing their Individual Holistic Development Plan (IHDP) alongside the HoM house parents. New residents will enter HoM at the beginning of August if there is a spot available. Each resident at the HoM will be developed holistically (spiritually, emotionally, physically, cognitively) as a leader for reentry into their culture. Each resident will no longer be labeled an orphan but part of a family. As a family member, each resident will be responsible for daily chores and responsibilities around the house. By December of the resident's senior year they will have applied to colleges (if applicable), have an apprenticeship, or be in pursuit of a small business loan. Upon graduation, each resident must move from HoM by the end of August.
House of Moses' Goals for each resident
- Each resident will be discipled and will disciple others.
- Each resident will attend school and achieve success based upon their abilities.
- Each resident will be involved in development of community.
- Each resident will have their own Individual Holistic Development Plan (IHDP).
- Each resident will graduate from High School.
- Each resident, upon reentry, will attend college, have a job, begin an apprenticeship, or start their own business.