Imperio de Amor Children’s Home has been adopted by a local church in Monterrey, Familia Cristiana Principe de Paz. This involvement is hugely important as we continue to provide greater depth of care for each orphan we serve.
BlogBe inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
Two years ago Alicia came to Bethany Children’s Home in Monterrey, Mexico to drop off her two children because she could no longer care for them. Daniel, who runs the home, asked what he could do for her.
Jeny is 13 years old, and the second oldest of eight children. Jeny lives with her mother, Oti, in a modest home outside of Cancun, Mexico. She likes to sing and enjoys taking dance classes with her sister Marisol. She’s friendly and responsible. And she absolutely loves Justin Bieber.
Cecelia just turned 21 years old. We celebrated with cake, gifts and a small party. As we sang “Happy Birthday,” her eyes began to water. Seeing small tears stream down her face, you couldn’t help but wonder how long it had been since she had celebrated her birthday.
Ten-year old Faith is small for her age but mighty. She is one of the youngest children at Destiny’s Children’s Home. What she lacks in size she makes up for with her big personality. Faith is smart, affectionate and playful. She likes to play practical jokes and wear sparkly dresses – the frillier the better.
We were on our way to Salvation Army Children’s Home with Ruby, one of the children we serve in Mazatlan, Mexico. It was the day of her quincenera and Ruby was nervous.
Caregivers at each children’s home enjoy spending time together with the children, playing and learning, I am always encouraged to see the results of increasing the number of workers per child.
Shirley, a Hope Education Program student, was one of the girls who had lived in our Hope Program home when Kelly and I were house parents in Monterrey, Mexico.
In 2011, a shared desire by an educator and Back2Back to help impoverished girls from poor rural areas resulted in a children’s hostel we call Peace Home.
In developing nations, education is critical to success. Education is especially vital for orphans who often fall behind academically due to the absence of familial support.