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.
Providing family-style care means Israel can confide in his house mom, Marlin, after a friend at school hurt his feelings. It means house parents, Joel and Viviana, can lead evening devotionals and pray with each boy before heading off to bed. Family-style care means dinners are no longer around a plastic table in a noisy cafeteria. Instead, the children gather around a wooden dinner table as a family and share about their day. Family-style care allows house parents to provide deeper care for each child as they navigate life’s challenges.
Four years ago, the state government of Nuevo Leon launched legislation requiring children’s homes and any institution offering care for minors to complete a licensing and certification process.
Obeying God is hard. Sometimes we don’t know what He wants. At other times, we don’t want to do what He says. More often than not, we aren’t sure how He will accomplish what He promises because, from where we stand, it seems impossible.
“Good morning, Ismael,” the staff individually greet the children at Rancho de los Niños. Twelve months ago, seven-year-old Ismael is sitting in his stroller, gazing off in the distance. Typically, he doesn’t reply, his eyes fixed on the space in front of him. Revealing little feeling or expression, Ismael cannot respond to his name or… Read more
Sixteen-year-old Sandi may be reserved when you first meet her, but her personality comes to life once she feels comfortable. Surrounded by friends at school and the children’s home, Sandi is grounded and responsible, in part due to being the oldest girl living at San Jose Children’s Home.
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.