All the latest news and happenings at Roots & Wings

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 […]

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 […]

A Dad to Call

14 June

In this crazy life we live, we frequently get to peek outside our window and see redemption on our doorsteps. Every morning, we are greeted by Daniel, a single father to 6-year-old Missael and 3-year-old Angeline. He lost his wife just over a year ago, and soon after spent 4 months in rehab, but now […]

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 […]