And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:27
Twenty-two years ago God opened the door to build a home for children in Tijuana----Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Children’s Home. The dream for a quality children’s home was born out of the desperate need to provide a place of safety for the children of the city, who were without family or living in abusive situations. The vision was to provide a real home and family setting for these little ones and not just another institution for needy children.
Construction began in 1995 on an abandoned and totally dilapidated old church building. The building had to be completely renovated and portions rebuilt in order to provide a proper facility for the children. But where man sees a broken building, God sees a building for broken children. With the help of construction teams from the US, who provided materials and labor to rebuild the structure, the first 5 children were admitted on Christmas Eve 1995.
At present there are 32 children living at the Home that would otherwise be living on the streets, abandoned or abused---many times forced to beg, sell drugs, or steal to survive. Since 1995, more than 200 children have been a part of the Nueva Esperanza family, and there have been the same number of miracle testimonies of God’s grace and healing power in the lives of these children. Many have been returned to positive family situations, others have been adopted, while others continue to live at the Home and be a part of our little family.
We thank God for every person and church that has joined with us to rescue these little ones and share the love of Jesus by providing finances, materials, food and clothing and, most importantly, prayer. Jesus loves the little children and so do we.