Braun was born on July 24, 1984 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and
adopted by William and Meredith Braun when he was six months old.
Like many children in Honduras, Jeff would have had little hope for
his future if not for the love of those who took him in.
Jeff grew up as an average "all-American" boy. He participated in
a wide variety of sports and activities and seemed to excel in
everything he did. He had a wonderful relationship with his family,
including his sister, Julie, who was also adopted. The two of them
were very close and supportive of one another.
After high School Jeff joined the Armed Forces to serve his
country and prepare for college. While in military training,
received numerous honors and awards and when stationed in Iraq.
Even while serving our country on the battlefield of Iraq, Jeff
never let his dreams slip away.
From Iraq, via e-mail, he began to communicate with Hope
International Ministries in order to assist their endeavors of
building, "Hope For Honduras Children's Home." Unfortunately, Jeff
never had the opportunity to see his dream come to pass as Jeff's
life was lost on December 12, 2003 fighting for the freedom of
Jeff's dream continues...
the establishment of the "Jeff Braun Children's Home Foundation,"
Jeff's dream can still come to pass. His passion was to someday
begin a children's home in Honduras so that he could offer to other
children some of the same basic opportunities that he had been
Food, clothing, shelter, and faith in God were the key elements
that he wanted to offer to those needy children.
Although only a piece of ground on the north coast of Honduras at
this time, it will soon take shape as an orphanage and school.
ask for your help soon so that we can begin to reach out to these
children that have nowhere to go. At this time enough funding has
been received to purchase property. The next need will be electric,
water, and land development.
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