In the Business of Building Hope »

It’s a hot day in Monterrey. A team has finished up the day’s work project and are resting under the nearby palapa (a thatched roof structure) for a welcome reprieve from the sun. As they drink water and rest their limbs, someone suggests going for a cold treat. “Coca-Cola?” someone offers. “What about popsicles?!” a […]

Building Strength »

Juan lowers himself into the water, keeping his eyes on Citlali, his physical therapist. She encourages him, pushing him to walk towards her in the pool. Juan, an 18-year old who has lived at Rancho de los Niños for the last ten years, is receiving hydrotherapy as an additional part of his physical therapy. Juan […]

Up and Away! »

“You did it! Eduardo, you did it!” The words ring clearly against a clear, blue Mazatlán sky as young Eduardo whispers with wonder, “It’s flying!”  Eduardo has been busy this afternoon.  The young boy, who lives at Rancho de los Nino’s children’s home in Mazatlán, Mexico, wants to fly a kite. Using a garbage bag, […]

Walking with Assurance »

“Kevin just doesn’t have an aptitude for learning.” Kevin’s mother, Luz, felt a weight settle onto her shoulders. His teacher continued, “He doesn’t complete his homework and he doesn’t participate in class; he shouldn’t have been moved forward in school.” In September of 2016, Luz spoke with the staff at the Community Center in Tres […]

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, […]

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