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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

 

 

Success Through a Wide-Angle Lens

As Christians, we often struggle to wait upon the Lord and His promises. In our nature, we are prone to impatience and quick to make an all-or-nothing evaluation of an organization’s success. At times, we watch a new ministry with critical eyes, scrutinize sacrificial giving, and struggle to maintain a positive view of the direction of the global Christian Church. Pessimism steals our joy and clouds our view of God’s miracles.

At Esperanza Viva, we would love to tout a 100% track record for children entering the world after their time in our care. It is our prayer and dream to see each child leave fully committed to the Lord and that commitment reflected in every facet of their lives. We would love this for your children, for all children, for all people. However, as the youth of Esperanza Viva head out into the world, we are learning this is not always the case. Yet, we rejoice in the beauty of their personal journeys, as they make progress and take positive steps in starting their own families, jobs, and ministries. We encourage them when they stumble, and we can find peace in the mission complete. What mission? The LHI mission: To rescue children, train leaders and reach the nations with the Gospel. We can ponder where these young adults would be today were it not for the first phase of our mission; to rescue.

Would they be homeless, trapped in abuse, imprisoned… dead?

As the Holy Spirit brings the Gospel to life in the hearts and lives of the children of EV, we can rest assured–and even boast in the promise–that as we are faithful to the role He’s called us to, the Lord will be faithful to His—to draw all men unto Himself.

We all have a role. What is yours? Will you “visit the orphans” in their distress whom God holds dear? Will you partner with us financially and prayerfully, that more children would receive from the sacred mission before us? Let us wait upon the Lord “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” just as the Apostle Paul penned to the Philippians. Let us cling to the living hope found only in Christ, for the lives of the youth of Mexico and beyond.