All the latest news and happenings at Roots & Wings

A Visit to Rancho

22 December

In the spirit of Christmas, Roots & Wings seeks out opportunities for the kids to exemplify love and and experience the joy of giving to others. Last year, our elementary students spent some time with the elderly at an assisted living home. This year, they visited Rancho de los Niños, a local orphanage for special […]

Back to School: Learning about Childhood Sexual Abuse

25 October

This week we had the privilege of attending a two-day conference with Prof. Kevin Browne (Director of the Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology, University of Nottingham) about the “Prevention, Detection and Intervention of Childhood Sexual Abuse.” While it meant closing Roots & Wings for two days, it was well worth the sacrifice, because we […]


04 October

We mentioned last week that the past few months have been a challenging period for Roots & Wings. But God has been good – as He always is – and is teaching us the importance of surrendering the good, the bad and the ugly, and the absolute necessity of trusting Him. And when we are […]

From Darkness to Light

28 September

“Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. And where there is sadness, joy.” Francis Assisi Roots & Wings’ therapy and counseling department has become a foundational element of our ministry. It is very common […]

Can I Pray For You?

12 July

The children at Roots & Wings are blessed. They know who Jesus is and get to learn about Him every day. They have a refuge here at Roots & Wings where their physical needs are met and where they are showered with love. Their lives are by no means perfect, but they are filled with […]

R&W Scholarship Program

05 July

We have shared with you before that one of our key goals with our children – the heart of Roots & Wings’ Child Development Center – is to raise up future leaders. Yes, it is amazing to see our children living with their families instead of in an orphanage, but to what end if we […]

What Color Should R&W Be?

24 May

Last year we shared with you about the tremendous growth we were experiencing at Roots & Wings. We shared about all the amazing things God was doing and what we felt God still had in store for us. Last year we also asked for your help with something big. We asked your help in making […]

Guest Post: Why Volunteer?

17 May

Today we’ve got a special guest post from two amazing people who we consider part of the Roots & Wings family. Joan and Loren Olson spent the last five months volunteering at Roots & Wings three days a week. They helped with everything from organizing work teams and painting, to hours of holding, feeding and […]

Mother’s Day

10 May

This Mother’s Day, we’re inviting you to honor the mothers of Roots & Wings who are fighting to keep their families together. Meet Mari. She is one of these moms. She is brave. She is resilient. And her love for her son is like nothing else in this world. Mari’s life took a turning point […]