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.


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

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...

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...

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!...

May 4, 2018

“Hey Paco, is your older brother around?” We call down to the young 12 year old.

Paco lays on an old mattress halfway under the bridge. His hair falls over his eyes as he holds a bottle up to his nose and inhales the glue that makes him forget the hunger, cold, fear and...

March 31, 2018

“Hermana! You will take me to church tonight right?” He asked me Thursday morning. I smiled and gave him a high five. Three months ago he left the rehabilitation center and went back to the streets. He now had a chance to go talk with the director about going back.

A fe...

February 7, 2018

"And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the boy, and the Angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. Up! Lift up th...

January 9, 2018

Beauty Matters.

Small rivers of light seeping into the murky darkness.

Without these bright ribbons of light,

the black night would crush us.

The heaviness would drown all hope.

Yet this light reflects a true hope.

As the light trickles in,

it grows brighter and brighter