House of Hope

Here at Tenerife Family Church part of our vision has always been to have a halfway house. In December 2018 the Lord provided us with a property to be used to further this vision. After much hard work and some renovations the house is now prepared to take its guests. The home will be used as a safe place for men, serving as a stop gap to support those we have seen through rehab or are in a vulnerable place. We call it a House of Hope.

The house will be based upon the teaching of Gods word and the love of Jesus, building our foundations on prayer and discipleship. Our aim is to encourage people, build them up and equip them with all the necessary skills and tools to reach their full potential in Jesus. This way, in Him, they can move on and maintain a sustainable substance free life. It will be a house where we shall live as a community, building each other up and (re)learning life skills which will equip the guys to move on to a positive and fulfilling life.

We shall oversee the house and those in our care, ensuring they are offered all the discipleship and resources they need.

 

The house has an amazing potential. It is situated in Fasnia, North of TFS, in a rural and mountainous setting. Location being ideal for people to be away from their previous “home-ground”, settling into a new environment of peace and tranquillity. This will help with the temptation of mixing in previous circles during the time they concentrate on preparing themselves and working through their issues. It is close enough to the South that they can get involved in events related to their recovery and look for work when they are prepared for it.

 

As part of their recovery journey the guys will be expected to get involved in home group, bible studies, courses offered, worship and prayer meetings, as well as attending our fellowship service on a Sunday morning. Part of the day to day programme will include doing tasks in the home and around the property.

In order to generate funding for the House of hope ministry we have opened it as a rustic retreat to work in conjunction with the vision of the house. A place for Christians to come and share in what we are doing. Its an ideal location for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life.

 

The house is located approximately 900 metres above sea level around 40 minutes from the south airport in a secluded, tranquil location with panoramic mountain and sea views away from the busyness of everyday distractions. Come and escape to seek, share and refresh your time with God in the beautiful mountainous area of South Tenerife where the sky is blue, the sun glistens on the sea and the night time sky is full of twinkling stars that you can almost hold in your hand. We can offer a multipurpose venue for small groups or individuals up to large groups of around 20 people (on a dormitory style basis).

 

Our facilities consist of a beautiful Cave Chapel, a cosy lounge, a large catering Kitchen with communal dining and indoor BBQ. Bedrooms consist of twin rooms, double rooms and dormitories. Communal Male Bathroom with toilets and shower cubicles and a single Female Bathroom with shower and toilet. Outdoors we have a covered recreational area, gardens, a swimming pool and outdoor BBQ with Terrace.

We have the facilities to host day conferences for up to 40 people, team building events, bible studies, rest and reflection, prayer and worship, youth groups and couple getaways. (Personalised packages can be arranged). Either day events or stopover weekends/ weeks, giving you spiritual space for rest, reflection and meditation in the presence of our heavenly Father. You can organise your own schedule or we can organise programmes and excursions for you.

 

Come away from the busyness of life and spend time in the presence of the Lord. Here on the mountain You are Family.

 

Psalm 23:2-3 He makes me lies down in green pastures He leads me beside the still waters He restores my soul He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake’s (Personalised Packages i.e. wedding blessings, baptisms, dedications, fellowship groups)

For more information please feel free to email johnny.gallagher@tenerifefamilychurch.org