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50K in 50 Days

24 July

50k in 50 Days As we mentioned last week, the cost to complete the first story of the Roots & Wings’ childcare facility is $50,000. So what are we to do?  Yes, we know it’s a lot – but impossible? We think not! Our God is one who MOVES mountains! He is also a God […]

Multiple Choice

17 July

With $50,000 dollars you could: a) Buy a new car. (Or two.) b) Grab a friend and backpack across Central and South America for a year. c) Rent a helicopter for 10 hours. d) Build the first level of a childcare center for needy children in Mazatlan, Mexico. Yeah, we liked that last one as […]

That Awkward Moment When…

10 July

Three months. Just in case you have been counting, that is how long we have been in Mazatlan. That is how long we have had this blog and that is how long many of you have been following our posts. We figured the 3 month mark was a good point in time to share with […]

Sweet Surrender

03 July

Our July e-newsletter went out yesterday (you can read it here if you missed it).  In it, we were going to show you drawings of our future daycare. We were going to tell you just how much money we need to raise and how we want to have the daycare up and running by the end […]

10 Rules to Live By in Mexico

26 June

1. Price is always negotiable. In general no price is ever listed. The owner bases the cost of an item on how much he/she thinks it’s worth to you or how much money he thinks you have rather than the actual worth of the item. 2. Fruit is dirt cheap – so buy mangoes in […]

Home Life

19 June

Early Saturday afternoons out at Urias are noticeably calmer than the hustle and bustle we are used to during the week. Fewer garbage trucks are zipping down the hill, more parents are at home with their children, and everyday activities like doing laundry or preparing a late lunch make the trash-surrounded structures in this community […]

Floor Plans

12 June

This week we entertained delusions of being amazing architects. We busted out the paper and pencil. We made a makeshift ruler out of a stick. We used floor plan generating websites.  We lamented our unfamiliarity with the metric system. And if we had not needed the popsicle sticks for this week’s craft we would have been […]

SparkNotes Version

05 June

We have been busy this week. Along with our normal weekly activities we had the added excitement of last week and all the meetings, phone calls, emails, and Skype chats that went along with our announcement. If you do not already know the source of our excitement please be sure to check out our latest […]

We Have A Home!

29 May

We have a huge praise report! Mike and Terri, a couple who live here in Mazatlan part of the year are letting us stay at their house for 5 months while they are away. We know that many of you have been praying for us in regards to housing and will share in the joy […]

The Widow and the Orphan

22 May

  Every time we head out to Urias we encounter new people, each person with their own unique story but all products of the same community. We continually share with you that we are falling in love with these people, that we are drawn to this location, and that our hearts are being tied to the […]