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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

Reach

Letters to My Sponsor

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

Resilience

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

 

Running From Pain Towards Purpose

Running

From Pain Toward Purpose

When Miguel came to Esperanza Viva in 2004 at age 11, his future looked anything but promising. He suffered physical abuse at the hands of his stepfather and would often run away from home, and his mother had a difficult time with his rebellious attitudes. A missionary friend referred Miguel’s mother to Esperanza Viva Youth Home, and we took him in. As he integrated into the dormitory with boys his age and the supervisors, Miguel had to learn humility and meekness to get along with his peers. As time passed he realized that in order to make a real change in his life, he needed an encounter with God. Upon truly understanding the love and forgiveness Jesus offers him, Miguel put his faith in Him, and this was the beginning of a real transformation. Miguel finished high school a few years ago and now attends one of Puebla’s most prestigious universities, majoring in Communications and Multimedia. He serves on the ministry’s multimedia team, which has him busy during our weekly church services, and he also helps in the office. Miguel loves to run, and has competed on the university’s track team. He compares his life to a race: “God calls us to RUN LIKE CRAZY to attain all that He has prepared for us; to love just as He has loved us, and to live freely, letting go of all the evil that surrounds us.” As a troubled pre-teen, the future looked bleak for Miguel. Today, ten years later, Miguel tells us in his own words, “Esperanza Viva has given me the best 10 years of my life.”

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