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All the latest news and happenings at Roots & Wings

The Things We Don’t Tell You

24 April

We like to talk about successes. Isn’t it exciting to hear our success stories? That neglected baby dying of undernourishment that is now healthy and thriving and celebrating her 1st birthday.  (YEAH Katia!) The dad that’s gotten clean, is on fire for the Lord and becoming a committed leader and provider his family. (GO Juan!) […]

Keeping Families Together through Community-Based Recovery Ministries

31 March

Drug and alcohol addiction in Mexico is one of the leading causes of cyclical poverty, broken families, crime, and the problems that surround our communities here in Mazatlan. To give you some perspective, every child in Roots & Wings program has an immediate family member that is battling, or has battled, an addiction. Mothers. Fathers. […]

Covid-19 Update

23 March

Hi guys, we thought we’d give a little update on what’s happening at Roots & Wings. Mexico is in the same boat as the US and Canada: schools are closed and social distancing guidelines are in place. Friends and volunteers have had to depart earlier than anticipated, or postpone their visit. Like all of you, […]

A Church Has Been Planted!

06 March

At the end of the gospel of Matthew, Jesus gave His final words to His disciples. He told them to go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations. Our desire from day one has been to participate in the spread of the gospel and to see families build up in Him. […]

When Motherhood is a Grandmother

19 September

She was so tiny. Her skin so pale, her body so fragile. We were afraid to take our eyes off her for even a second for fear she’d quit breathing. How could you not love and care for this new, precious little life? But addiction has a way of numbing all one’s emotions and focusing […]

What We Wish For Our Children

05 March

Parents everywhere dream about better futures for their children. Whether you’re in Canada or Mexico or anywhere in between… parents hopes are generally rooted in the same ideas: success, love, happiness, and independence. One of the coolest parts about seeing a family empowered is hearing how those dreams change and grow. How more time and […]

Not Cute Anymore.

27 February

The kids aren’t cute anymore.  Well, that isn’t true. Damian, Ernesto, Gohan and Luis are still breaking hearts with their chubby cheeks and silly antics. But Roots & Wings has moved from being an organization in its infancy into its blossoming, yet challenging adolescence. During our first weeks at Roots & Wings, our days were […]