Kenton, a timid country boy, felt a call of God on his life at age nine to be a missionary. He prepared himself educationally and spiritually and began working with hispanics in the U.S. later serving as a missionary in Panama with the Assemblies of God and then as the International Director for Convoy of Hope, a compassion organization. God specifically spoke to him to come to Santa Ana to work with the children and youth as an Assemblies of God missionary. He and his late wife Elsie came in 2010 and began serving those with economic and spiritual needs. Elsie lost her battle with cancer in 2015. Kenton felt led to continue the ministry and in November, 2017 married Eunice Vargas, a wonderful person who has worked in the ministry for six years as a teacher and sub-director of the Hosanna School. Eunice's love for the children shines through her beautiful smile. The vision to help others continues to expand the ministry.
El Salvador is one of the most dangerous countries in the world compounded by gang violence, fatherless children, and poverty. The Moodys, as Assemblies of God Missionaries, are transforming lives through community development initiatives in the city of Santa Ana. The Hosanna School is only eight years old, but has 405 needy students from kindergarten through high school. We teach education with excellence, Biblical values, and love. The Center of Hope teaches hundreds of children, youth, and adults practical skills such as homework reinforcement, English, computer, baking, cooking, music and cosmetology. The Open Door Church with approximately 200 members reaches hundreds more offering physical and spiritual healing through the La Puerta Abierta Clinic, outreach to children and youth, construction of homes, discipleship, and a spiritual connection to God.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you! We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for being God's hand extended to those in need.
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"God's will done in God's way will never lack God's supply." Hudson Taylor
The Hosanna School has been operated by faith, building lives one child at a time through excellence in education, Biblical values, and LOVE.
If you would like to help sponsor one of the 440 children at the Hosanna School, please contact us.
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." Mother Teresa
Moody Missions has built more than 400 provisional homes for needy families to date. Each home costs approximately $1000 .
"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing you have received...but only what you have given." St. Fancis of Assisi
From its founding more than six years ago, the Open Door Church has reached out to the poor and needy, building homes, providing food, providing job training for youth and adults, and a full-time medical and dental clinic and laboratory.
"Be someone others can look up to!" Kenton Moody
Kenton is 6'4" and never gets lost in the crowd in El Salvador. Eunice is 5', but both have tremendous influence in the lives of hundreds of families who are impacted through the Hosanna School, Center of Hope, La Puerta Abierta (Open Door Church), and clinic.
"Do the ordinary things in an extraordinary way." George Allen
"Where there is love, there is life." Gandhi