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Introducing Nations School

Nations Church is Expanding

Success Through a Wide-Angle Lens

LHI From Then 'Til Now

Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Part 1

Missionary Spotlight: Ely Blanquet

Filling Voids

“It Stirs My Heart…”

From Shovels and Dirt to Ribbons and Cheers

Somewhere To Turn

Missionary Spotlight: Ramón and Dulce Garzón

One God,
Many Ways to Serve

The Littered Path to Our Doorstep

Missionary Spotlight: David and Sandra Acosta

La Viña Ministry Training Center/Fruit of the Vine

Nations Church: Reaching Beyond Our Walls


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Our World is Shrinking

Missionary Spotlight: Jenny Azuara

Beneath the Surface

Play a Personal Part in Hope and Healing

Reaching New Nations

Marginal Difference

The Story Behind Our Look

Important Projects

20 Years of Living Hope

Q&A With Kids: Malu


Braulio: A Life and Heart Restored

An Open Window: The Huerta Family

From Neglected to Protected

Graciela: Grace of God

Their First Noel

Q&A With Kids: Erika

Q&A With Kids: Ada

A Perfect Match

Hope for Josue

Their Journey Together

Running: Miguel's Transformation

The Story of Luz

Gerardo's Journey


Goats Floats

School Drive

Leastest Outreach

Sweet Dreams



A Life and Heart Restored

Braulio was working in the kitchen in mid-June when a fellow staff noticed he was strangely quiet and unresponsive. A few minutes later he collapsed, losing consciousness. The next few hours were a blur, as Braulio was rushed to a nearby hospital and doctors began the long process of trying to determine what happened and why. Staff at Living Hope scrambled to get a message out to supporters to pray! Pray for healing and so many responded...

Two days later, while he was still in a coma, several staff members went to visit him. Keti remembers having to put on a white gown, a protective cap, and a face mask before entering his room. “Brau,” she said softly. “Hey. I wanted to visit and encourage you. You’d be so surprised at how many people are praying for you. Seriously. Keep fighting, Brau. You’re so strong. God wants to renew you.”

Four days later, the doctors gradually weaned him off the coma-inducing medication with hopes that he would soon wake.

“I couldn’t bring myself to think of the possible reality of him leaving us. Someone told me that 80 percent of people who are medically induced into comas suffer brain damage. What if he forgets all of us?” shared Keti.

A couple of days later Braulio woke and miraculously recognized faces. Although there weren’t many medical answers, our prayers were heard and Braulio returned to Esperanza Viva!

Braulio is a living miracle, his story and his future are a shining beacon of God’s great love and power. This is Living Hope.

Did I tell you about the last dream I had before I left the hospital?” he asked. “I was laying in the hospital room, and I felt an overwhelming peace and tranquility. A doctor walked in and began to work on my heart. Not physically, but he began to remove things from my heart–certain memories, feelings and sins. The doctor didn’t stop until he had removed everything, and each time I felt a weight lift off of me. The doctor left me clean, my heart restored. He said, ‘Your heart is clean now. Each time it becomes stained or marked, I’ll be right here to fix and restore it.’ When I woke up, I knew that the doctor was Jesus.



Braulio, along with fellow Esperanza Viva young adults, Angel and Adrian has entered La Viña Ministry Training Center as part of our 25th class of students.

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