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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,
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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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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

 

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School Drive

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Sweet Dreams

 

Resilience

The return of hope after oppression

He entered the youth home with matted hair that hung well over his eyes, fresh and faded scars from insect bites acquired while sleeping in the dirt, and a vocabulary far behind his peers at three years of age. It is heart wrenching to see the condition some of the kids are in when they first arrive at their new home—Esperanza Viva (EV).

Like most of the children who enter through our doors, José’s chances at a bright future seemed dim, a hope unreachable despite our name, “Living Hope.” When survival alone is the greatest goal, complete resilience and feelings of any hope can be completely distant concepts to the tender hearts of children who arrive at EV.

But our God is the God of resilience. And hope is attainable despite the circumstances. Today, José is thriving in every area! Six months of prayer, restoration and healing have changed his life. He has entered preschool and his report cards show that he is making progress. His speech has improved and he can now talk above a whisper. His scars are fading and some are gone. His clean, trimmed hair now frames his beautiful face. His smile has grown in width and his friendships are budding with a love of God. We are now able to see the hope that lives within José–the hope and resilience that always dwelled within. The great difference now is that the clouds of circumstances have faded and the warmth of the Son shining in his life is able to be seen.

This is just one story of many that demonstrates the mighty hand of God, guided to the heart of a precious little one whose dreams were waning and hopes were fading. Through God’s grace, lives like José’s are being transformed, and thanks to His truth, hope is returning.

 

Resilience

The return of hope after oppression

He entered the youth home with matted hair that hung well over his eyes, fresh and faded scars from insect bites acquired while sleeping in the dirt, and a vocabulary far behind his peers at three years of age. It is heart wrenching to see the condition some of the kids are in when they first arrive at their new home—Esperanza Viva (EV).

Like most of the children who enter through our doors, José’s chances at a bright future seemed dim, a hope unreachable despite our name, “Living Hope.” When survival alone is the greatest goal, complete resilience and feelings of any hope can be completely distant concepts to the tender hearts of children who arrive at EV.

But our God is the God of resilience. And hope is attainable despite the circumstances. Today, José is thriving in every area! Six months of prayer, restoration and healing have changed his life. He has entered preschool and his report cards show that he is making progress. His speech has improved and he can now talk above a whisper. His scars are fading and some are gone. His clean, trimmed hair now frames his beautiful face. His smile has grown in width and his friendships are budding with a love of God. We are now able to see the hope that lives within José–the hope and resilience that always dwelled within. The great difference now is that the clouds of circumstances have faded and the warmth of the Son shining in his life is able to be seen.

This is just one story of many that demonstrates the mighty hand of God, guided to the heart of a precious little one whose dreams were waning and hopes were fading. Through God’s grace, lives like José’s are being transformed, and thanks to His truth, hope is returning.