All the latest news and happenings at Roots & Wings

Give for Moms

11 May

Roots & Wings moms work hard. They work full time jobs outside the home. They are continuously seeking new opportunities for job advancement. Moms who still work in the garbage dump are working toward finding stable jobs; jobs that will provide health insurance and a reliable income for their families. Roots & Wings mothers are continuously working […]

I’m Not Cut Out For This

11 April

Yesterday marked FIVE years since our big move to Mazatlan. (Insert shocked emoji here). It always gets us thinking and talking and reminiscing about the wild trip that has been the past HALF A DECADE of our lives. In our last newsletter, we expressed our need for more missionaries, and so often I think people […]

Managing Expectations

13 March

Every year we get a little bit older as a ministry, someone will {nicely} ask us, so… is Roots & Wings successful? It’s an important question. And one we must constantly consider. IS Roots & Wings’ a success? Are we accomplishing our mission? Are children being empowered? Are families growing stronger? We sometimes wish we […]

We’re Four!

08 March

F O U R. Crazy, right? We were sitting at the Looney Bean last week, sipping on coffee and staring at the ocean, and experienced serious moment of déjà vu. For a second, it was like we had just arrived in Mazatlan with four suitcases and a dream. But a lot has happened since then. […]

Cate Vanderbrink is incredible.

14 February

We gush about this world-changer of a girl every year. And we can’t help but do it again. Cate has traded gifts for donations and run a birthday campaign in support of Roots & Wings for the past four years! Cate characteristics that we love: Passion: The passion and dedication that goes into visiting businesses, […]

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 […]