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Jerry and Susy McNally
Jerry and Susy McNally
Founders and Directors
Living Hope International

Dear friends,

We are excited to update you on our LHI ministries in Mexico. Last year was full of challenges, but it also came with blessings and opportunities to see the advance of the Gospel. We are grateful to you for being on the journey with us. We are believing that 2021 can and will be the best year of our lives, as individuals and as a ministry. With courageous steps and full confidence in God, this year can be the best year yet. Please join us in praying for this to be true in every aspect of what we do in carrying out our mission. May it be true for each of you as you press on for even greater things and seeing miracles all around you.

Most Sincerely,
Jerry and Susy McNally and the Living Hope Family

Esperanza Viva

DORMITORY CHANGES

With the arrival of several new supervisors in the dormitories, we have new opportunities to care for more children at risk. We created a new dormitory for the smaller boys, with a current total of 5 boys dormitories. Some of our high school graduates have moved to a nearby apartment under the supervision of Luis and Ale Aguilar, a couple on our staff. The new multipurpose building allows us plenty of space for visitors and students, and we are now able to open children’s dormitories in the original multipurpose building.

SMALL GROUPS AT EV CAMPUS

With the intention and heart to see our full-time staff continue growing spiritually and maintaining emotional health, we have started a new series of small group meetings that take place right on our campus. These are evenings set aside for visiting and snacks, a brief message of encouragement, and a time for prayer. We believe that as we come together for reconnection and encouragement, it brings about a change in our day-to-day routines. Please continue to pray for each of our staff members who are serving wholeheartedly in the midst of these trying times.

NEW CHILDREN

Our mission to rescue more at-risk children is continuing to be fulfilled through Esperanza Youth Home in Puebla. Due to joblessness and other difficult factors for families, there is a growing need for vulnerable children to be sheltered and cared for in our residential home. We have taken in 2 children, and will be taking in several more in the coming months. The social work department is reviewing new cases for more children that will be arriving soon.

SMALL GROUPS AT EV CAMPUS

With the intention and heart to see our full-time staff continue growing spiritually and maintaining emotional health, we have started a new series of small group meetings that take place right on our campus. These are evenings set aside for visiting and snacks, a brief message of encouragement, and a time for prayer. We believe that as we come together for reconnection and encouragement, it brings about a change in our day-to-day routines. Please continue to pray for each of our staff members who are serving wholeheartedly in the midst of these trying times.

NEW CHILDREN

Our mission to rescue more at-risk children is continuing to be fulfilled through Esperanza Youth Home in Puebla. Due to joblessness and other difficult factors for families, there is a growing need for vulnerable children to be sheltered and cared for in our residential home. We have taken in 2 children, and will be taking in several more in the coming months. The social work department is reviewing new cases for more children that will be arriving soon.

Nations School

ONLINE CLASSES

This school year, we have in-person classes for the EV children and our staff children, a total of 98 children. We also have 5 young people taking university classes online. The students who live off campus participate in distance learning through our virtual platform, with the purpose of giving them flexibility for turning in assignments and studying at home. Starting in January, we´ve had classes available for all students via Zoom, allowing the students to ask questions and interact with their teachers. In March, we started a Zoom workshop for English classes, in order to help the students to continue practicing conversation skills in English. If you would like to help our students achieve their dreams, visit: www.LoveHopeMercy.org/LastingHope

Esperanza Viva Clinic

EQUIPMENT

Thanks to the gifts for COVID relief to the ministry, we have been able to receive shipments of personal protective equipment for our clinic, children and staff. This PPE is vital in order to maintain good health and precautionary measures for all on campus and also to be prepared to treat any illness should someone need care and treatment.

Nations Church

LIVE EVENTS

Despite going back to cancelling in-person services in January due to government restrictions, Nations Church is still active and growing. Each week we have online services with worship and sermon videos streaming, live Zoom classes for Small Groups and online Nations Ministry Institute classes. Each month we have a special Facebook Live event for a different ministry, such as youth, men, parents, couples, and others. There has been a great response from the congregation for these online opportunities to connect with others and share the encouragement that we all value so much at a time with less in-person interactions. We invite you to follow our YouTube channels: Nations Church • Nations Worship • Jerry McNally.

Nations Ministry Institute (La Viña)

ONLINE INSTITUTE COURSES

Since the beginning of the year, we have 150 students enrolled throughout 8 course levels. The students are from a wide range of ages and areas of the country. The option to go through the courses virtually is becoming more and more popular, and the students are enthusiastic about it.

INTERNSHIPS

We now offer 3 internships throughout the year designed as an intensive training for young men and women. There is the option to take a Level 2 and Level 3 course after successful completion of the internship. We currently have 16 students from all across the country, and have another course opening in August. For more information about the course, visit: www.LoveHopeMercy.org/NationsInstitute

Living Hope International

LHI BENEFITS

We are excited to be in the planning stage for our annual benefit events for Living Hope International this fall. We have great expectations for virtual and in-person events to raise awareness and necessary funds for the work of Esperanza Viva Youth Home. Follow us on social media and see more information about these events at www.lhibenefit.org

QUEST TO STAFF

Our Quest intern from 2020, Karlee Webb (Illinois native), joined our full-time staff in February. Karlee became acquainted with Esperanza Viva through several Short-Term Missions trips over the last few years. She came as a Quest intern from August to February, and was serving in Nations School, in the administrative office, and also in a younger girls dormitory. She applied and was accepted as a Living Hope International missionary and began her service in the Public Relations department in addition to her service as a supervisor. If you are interested in a Quest internship, please contact quest@lovehopemercy.org

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