He Will Never Leave You »

“Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me.” Jeremiah 49:11 Field Story by Shannon Pannell What may have been a statistic before you arrived this week, I hope by now have faces and names. Their eyes may connect with yours, and even if you don’t have words, […]

Move-In Day! »

Victor held one corner of the mattress underneath his arm, and Chuy balanced the other end on his lap, as his caregiver glided his wheelchair across the pristine floor. Both teens grinned as they hauled the mattress into the new bedroom. After months of watching construction workers and architects develop and build brand new homes, […]

9 Gifts I Have Been Given While Loving the Orphan »

Todd stood on a stage recently and shared how “God has always had more than one mission in mind…”  His point:  while we thought we were giving to and serving the vulnerable child, He’s meanwhile been busy renewing and restoring us. I once believed loving the orphan was all about them, but it turns out in […]

It all started on a prayer walk… »

We were on a prayer walk, visiting families in their homes who receive services at the Tres Reyes Community Center. At each stop, we’d be introduced to the members of the family and hear what they wanted us to lift in prayer. It was usually for provision, health needs, or broken relationships. The mother would […]

Ringing in Celebration »

It was another sunny day on the Monterrey Campus. Christian walked slowly toward the wooden structure with butterflies in his stomach. The bell hung, waiting to be rung by the next student to accomplish a goal or welcome Jesus into their life. It was finally Christian’s turn to make it sing out for all to […]

He Won’t Forget You »

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” Isaiah 49:15 Field Story by Dori McCormick, Nigeria As a new mom, I feel it would be nearly impossible to forget about my nursing baby.  Our […]

The Benefits of a New Skill »

The timer for the oven went off, and Juan walked over quickly as he silently said a prayer the bread wouldn’t burn. He opened the oven door and found perfectly baked hamburger buns. He smiled triumphantly to himself as he removed them from the hot oven. In the summer of 2017, Juan, a Hope Student, […]

Making Educational Investments »

It’s back to school season, and the teens at Abigail Hope House in Mazatlán, Mexico are gearing up for a new year, in a new location. The Hope Students will be attending an online high school led by Gaby Nieto, Education Director for the Back2Back Interdisciplinary Team. She will be leading the school full-time from […]

Welcoming them Home »

“What would you young ladies like to eat?” Esther and Hosanna asked Noro and Patricia. Noro’s eyes lit up as she considered her options. “French fries!” Everyone laughed, as the four of them headed out the door. “Then let’s find some french fries!” said Hosanna. Esther and Hosanna are two new Nigerian Hope Parents. Their […]

Growing Strong(er) Families »

Four rows of teens sat on the floor, eyes focused on the teacher before them. Each boy and girl held a notebook and pencil in their lap. There are small posters on the walls around them designed to help during their studies. The room is new, but the teens are growing comfortable quickly. The solid […]

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