Preparing for Her Future »

Zuri took a steadying breath. This is it. This is the next step necessary to her dreams coming to fruition. On March 16th, Zuri signed up to take the high school entrance exam. This step is both exciting and hard-worked for. Zuri struggled with maintaining high grades in elementary school. With the help of Fabiola, a […]

Expressing their Needs »

The whistle blows out against the empty seats of the stadium. The athletes come to a stop, resting their lungs and their legs. It’s another day of soccer practice under the heat of the Cancun sun. Zuri and Jose Luis are happy to be practicing with their school soccer teams. Practices and games are held […]

To Provide Healing »

“When I was born, you Lola, were there for me and cared for me.” Tears streamed down Jessi’s face as she leaned down and embraced her older sister tightly. There wasn’t a dry eye at the party that night. Lola has long dreamt of her quinceñera. When she was fifteen, circumstances didn’t lend themselves to […]

Celebrating Growth »

Ricky, a 23-year old who has lived at Rancho since June of 2006, is unable to speak or see. He can understand when others are talking to him, and responds with motions and small noises. Ricky, along with others at Rancho, receives regular time with both physical and speech therapists and as a result, the […]

A [New] Home to Call Their Own »

Brenda walks over to the window in her new living room and pulls aside the curtain. The sun warms her face as she listens to her children talk in the background. The space for her children to play together is a new piece of Brenda’s story. Brenda, her husband Carlos, and their three children, Alex, […]

The Power of Prayer »

“And Lord, we ask Your hand over Alondra’s desire to play soccer. We ask you to step into the sadness she feels and make a way for her to play, again. We love You, Lord. Amen.” Samuel, the house dad at Possibilities Children’s Home, had been praying this over 13-year old Alondra every night. Alondra, […]

Flourishing Storylines »

Grant and Kellee Keys, captains of FloreSer Children’s Home, are consistently working with caregivers and supporters to provide a safe, fun, healthy environment for the children. Recently, with the help of child sponsorship funds, a new hot water heater was purchased for the home. While physical needs are being met for the children at FloreSer, […]

Creating Healthy Outlets »

Perla runs up the field and kicks the soccer ball out in front of her. Racing towards the goal, she feels the sun on her back and punts the ball towards the net at the end of the field. It swings in gracefully and her arms shoot up into the air. GOAL! Perla and her […]

Small Steps Toward Confidence »

Erick pushes the correct button in front of him as he watches the pastor lead the congregation. It’s becoming like second nature to him, being a part of the visual team at his church, helping serve his local community. This very practice – of showing up and learning a new skill as part of a […]

Victory Over Their Stories »

“Victor will never sit up on his own.” Over a year ago, these words echoed off the walls of the doctor’s office as Back2Back Mazatlán staff and caregivers processed what they’d just heard. After a surgery, months of recovery, and hope for change in young Victor’s body, they were receiving the news they hadn’t wanted. […]

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