25 Years: Running the Race of Faith

When Jerry McNally was 37 years old he had a soul-searching decision to make. What we see today as a robust, multi-faceted ministry, was just a fresh idea. With a handful of boys living in their home, he felt the weight of a decision that could absorb the rest of his life. It was a decision to pursue what he felt God had laid on his heart as The City of Hope, where much of what you see today was only a dream. Could such a vision of an orphanage, school, ministry institute, church, clinic, and more come together under his watch on a single campus in Mexico?

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25 Years: The Cornerstone

Starting a youth home for at-risk children sounds like a noble venture. It can even succeed with dedication, focus, and God’s favor. But what if we took this calling to the next level—to impact an entire generation for Christ? That is why we are so committed to going a step further—training young people to serve the Lord beyond the secure walls of our campus, to a city and world in need of the hope that endures.

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Thoughts from Jerry & Susy

Whether it’s been a while, or you’ve never visited Esperanza Viva (EV) in Mexico, one of the things you may quickly notice is an incredible amount of activity. Seeing in person the various and distinct functions of the youth home, the school, the school of ministry, the church, and short-term mission teams can be quite eye-opening.

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The Next Leg

Lately, more so than ever, I am excited about how God has positioned us to be effective for His purposes. For years, I believe we have been in preparation mode: faithful with our present-day but expectant to see God’s plans unfold in front of us. As we now reflect on how we have been prepared and equipped, it’s like all things are coming into focus.

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Matamoros

These are exciting times for Esperanza Viva-Matamoros. In April, a couple from our Puebla campus moved there to take on the leadership of the campus

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Missionary Spotlight: David & Sandra Acosta

David and Sandra Acosta are a valuable part of the team of National Missionaries currently serving with Living Hope International. David and Sandra met while they were serving as dorm supervisors at Esperanza Viva Youth Home-Puebla. They were married in 2011 and together they are a dynamic team in all they do–directing La Viña Ministry Institute, coordinating outreaches with Nations Church, leading missions trips to remote areas and forming part of the ministry’s leadership team. They bring wisdom and passion to all they do. They have two small daughters: Shekina (2) and Hefziba (1 month).

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Missionary Spotlight: Jenny Azuara

When you think of Esperanza Viva Youth Home in Puebla, you probably don’t think of Jenny Azuara. A national missionary who has served alongside the McNallys since the founding of Living Hope, Jenny stays out of the spotlight but keeps the ministry running. Skillfully handling the administration of multiple ministries, Jenny tirelessly serves the children, staff, church, and visitors with passion. Jenny looks back on her 21 years in the ministry: “There is nothing better than to spend your life totally sold out, serving God.” Sold-out people like Jenny are part of our team of National missionaries who benefit from the Hope 24/7 sponsorship program.

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