A Short Story, A Round Table, A Life Touched

When Joey was invited to Dinner for the Kids, she reluctantly attended with no particular expectations. As she arrived, it was busy, crowded, and friendly. Two and a half hours later she didn’t want to leave.

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Church Partnership

Is the plight of orphans and the most vulnerable what God has impassioned your heart with? Is a well-discipled next
generation of leaders what makes your congregation’s heart beat strong? Is your church dedicated to seeing new churches planted, in remote and or difficult areas? The diverse programs of LHI, from Esperanza Viva Youth Home, to…

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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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Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: Part 3

Esperanza Viva was founded in response to the lie “these kids are hopeless.” Many of the children we take in are orphans but not always in the way you would think. Sex trafficking is Mexico’s second most lucrative form of organized crime and according to many sources, only rising and claiming more lives.

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Forgiveness Matters

At some point in our lives, we all come face to face with the choice, or rather need, to grant forgiveness. For Carolina, it was her father… or lack thereof. The echo of his spotty and abusive presence reverberated daily through her heart and mind. In her formative and elementary years, she witnessed her father having only one emotion: anger, and it was always directed towards her and her family…

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Building a Church and a Building Too

Long before the McNallys began the ministry to abandoned children in the big city of Puebla, their hearts were burdened to reach “the least of these” in the mountainous region of the state of Oaxaca. A church in Itundujia, high in the mountains, is one of the fruits of their church-planting labor in the 1980’s. This church…

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Shaken Together

September quakes reunite a family of EV Children
When chaos hits, it is our natural instinct to run, hide, take cover. Such was the case in September of 2017 when a powerful earthquake struck the people of Mexico. All around us there was panic, lines of communication were lost, and the media was flooded with images of destruction. However, we know that God has a way of working things together for good…

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Putting the Y in Missions

In 2017, as dialogue began with an active LHI advocate and YMCA employee, about the prospect of leading a team from a Wisconsin YMCA to visit Esperanza Viva (EV) for a week in Mexico, both parties were intrigued. What a great opportunity to connect folks in the United States with the life-changing work happening at EV.

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