Ancla De Esperanza

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13580 Lynn Ave. S.

Savage, MN 55378

2019 Ancla De Esperanza

Ancla De Esperanza is a 501(c)3.

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October 24, 2019

We took her out for lunch on her 15th birthday.

She asked for chicken and we stuck a candle in it and started singing Happy Birthday and she got a huge grin on her face. She blew out her candle and a few minutes later the owner of the restaurant had the happy birthday s...

May 17, 2019

"So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God." Hosea 12:16

Hold fast to love and justice.

Wait.

As we walk alongside the kids we work with, we are called to love them right where they are at. To be a listening...

March 7, 2019

We had just finished restocking medical supplies at the local pharmacy. As we walked outside we ran into one of our boys we work closely with. We were chatting, laughing, and joking around. Ellie started humming the song “Reckless Love” and he says “Hermana I know that...

December 5, 2018

"I want to go to El Camino!" He would yell as he sat by the side of the road.

Every time I would see him he would say the same thing.

"Heramana, I want to leave the streets. I want to change."

But he had to wait several weeks to go into El Camino, an amazing home for boys...

November 1, 2018

I met him on his 17th birthday. I had never interacted much with him before that because he always kept to himself and I did not see much of him. He surprised me that day with a sweet hug as I wished him a happy birthday. 

Then I watched as he was in “El Camino” (a...

September 29, 2018

In the middle of the intersection by one of the markets there is a circle of grass with a sewage canal running through it. It is generally filled with trash and when it rains it fills up quickly with dark, dirty water. There is a small concrete hole or gutter alongside...

August 8, 2018

He wears a little red sweatshirt with the hood up.

I watch him come out from under the bridge and climb up the edge of the canal.

“Hermanita!” He says and flashes me a huge grin. He plops down on my lap and I wrap my arms around the tiny eight year old as his arms wrap a...

July 16, 2018

Guest post from Bob and Kristin Blank:

Today we are returning to the U.S. after the best trip of our lives.  We have no souvenirs nor amazing photos of beautiful sightseeing spots.  Instead, we have hearts and heads full of memories (along with some very dusty tennis sh...

June 27, 2018

Hermana, I have never had a birthday like this before." He told me as we sat on the bus heading back towards the canal he calls home. 

Earlier in the day we had called him out from under the bridge and he had jumped out with a giant smile on his face. 

"Feliz cumpleaños!...

June 15, 2018

It was 2:30 in the morning, but I couldn’t sleep.  An hour earlier it had started raining and I was worried about the kids.  

Were they safe?

Did it rain enough to flood the drainage canal?

Did they get something to eat?

Are they warm enough?  

I had only just met the...

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