The Opportunity of a Lifetime Program
Founded by Bob and Joan Tyson in Honduras in 1988.
One day in August 1987, Bob and Joan Tyson were visiting the Feed the Hungry kitchens they had built in Honduras. School was in session, but none of these children they saw around the huts were able to go to school. School means buying books, a school uniform, shoes and sometimes bus fare. They knew that without an education, these children would grow up like their parents, illiterate and poor.
Someday, if sickness did not cause their death, they would have only a hut to live in. Communist would make a bid for them because the communist use poverty to convert people to communism, promising them an easier and richer life. That day Opportunity of a Lifetime was born in their hearts and minds.
A few months later it became a reality. When a child was sponsored, they could eat and receive everything they needed to get an education. Never in their wildest imagination would they have ever dreamed that God was going to do what He did and is continuing to do throughout Honduras and Nicaragua in the Children's Programs. Many of the men that Pastor the Good Samaritan Churches were once children of the Opportunity of a Lifetime Program. How could they have ever dreamed that out of Opportunity of a Lifetime, there would be Christian Schools with thousands of students with hundreds in our Boarding School. They never planned for all of this to happen but God did.
With thousands of children in the program and hundreds of Christian workers serving God faithfully everyday, Opportunity of A Lifetime has become a driving force which has the tools to truly change the lives of children in Honduras and Nicaragua. The Great Missionary Hudson Taylor once said, "GOD'S WORK DONE GOD'S WAY WILL NOT LACK GOD'S SUPPLY"
Village Student Sponsorship
By participating in this unique sponsorship opportunity, you can make a significant difference in the lives of children living in rural villages. When you sponsor a child through this program, you will be supporting their education within their local public schools. Your sponsorship will contribute towards:
Good Samaritan Education Sponsorship
($70/month required - 1 or more sponsors)
The Empowering Education and Faith Sponsorship offers a transformative opportunity for children who are able to attend the Good Samaritan Schools. By sponsoring a child through this program, you provide them with the following benefits:
Good Samaritan Education and Residence Sponsorship ($105/month required - 1 or more sponsors)
The Transformative Dormitory and School Sponsorship is designed for students who aspire to attend the GSBM School but reside too far away to commute on a daily basis. By sponsoring a student through this program, you provide them with comprehensive support, including all the benefits from the Good Samaritan Education Sponsorship listed above, as well as: