Esperanza Computer Lab Offers Community New Opportunities, Hope
Ministerio Esperanza en Cristo — known simply as Esperanza — is the center of the Hispanic Ministry of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, which serves the large immigrant community in Spring Branch. Esperanza’s After School Program recently received a generous grant through the
This summer, 25 computers were purchased along with a printer and projector for use on Esperanza’s campus at
Students in Esperanza’s After School Program will also benefit from the computers and online capabilities as they complete homework assignments and learn how to use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mario Gutierrez, Pastor and Campus Director at Esperanza, explains, “We are excited to use technology, not only to teach our community, but as a way for families to stay connected to their loved ones living in other countries while also sharing the love of Christ in a fresh way.
There is such a buzz in our church family and community, including among local young people. Everyone is excited and ready to learn.” For more information about Esperanza or the new computer lab, go to www.chapelwood.org, key search word: Esperanza, or contact Mario Gutierrez, at 713-895-8300, ext. 202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.