Waking the Senses

As you walk through the front door of Shining Light Children’s Home, your five senses are instantly awakened. You hear the cheerful sound of laughter and catch the gaze of curious eyes watching from every direction. As you step inside a little farther, you see a group of girls, around thirteen years old, drawing pictures,…

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A Day at the Park

While on Spring Break, we planned a fun outing for the children and spent an entire day at the park.  Our day was full of games and activities like volleyball, spike-ball, and hiking. The laughter and joy were contagious.  The children played hard and had so much fun.  They also found peaceful moments of relaxation…

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Erika’s U.S. Adoption

We have exciting news to report about Erika.  After spending most of her life at Shining Light Children’s Home, she is now in the process of being adopted into a family in the United States.  Erika came to Shining Light when she was only a few days old.  She has grown into a beautiful, 13-year-old…

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Building Blessings in 2024

The new year began with a group of volunteers serving at SLCH. About fourteen men participated in a building project to rebuild an older house which was dilapidated and no longer safe for use. It was decided that this home could not be repaired and required a full demo and rebuild. These dedicated volunteers cleared…

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End-of-Year Opportunity and Project Update

The Board of Directors at Shining Light Children’s Home is excited to share that the Staff Training Center Project is underway. We started the process of raising funds to purchase land and build a much-needed, onsite training facility to better equip our staff members. The training center will be used to adequately train and prepare…

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First Anniversary and Lessons Learned

By Erin Martin Today marks my first anniversary at Shining Light Children’s Home. As I reflect on this past year, I am reminded of the many lessons I’ve learned. God ALWAYS comes through. On the hard days when it was difficult to get up, and I felt like I could not keep going, I learned…

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Outreach in Cardboard Town

Being the hands and feet of Christ, the youth at SLCH take one Sunday each month to evangelize and share the gospel in our surrounding communities. This month, we visited and ministered to the families in Cardboard Town. This area is inhabited by many of the poorest and most needy people in Mexico. The name…

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Experience of a Lifetime

By Susana Ferh Before coming to work at Shining Light, I dreamed of working in an orphanage or children’s home. I desired to show love to children and imagined what it would be like, but I didn’t have any experience with homeless children or teenagers.  I had previously worked with first graders, in addition to…

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A Bountiful Harvest

We are very thankful for the bountiful harvest that God is giving us this year. While the majority of the garden has been planted in corn, we also have cucumbers, green tomatoes (for salsas), red tomatoes, beans, and melons planted. Many vegetables are enjoyed fresh from the garden while the surplus is prepared and frozen…

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Exciting News

We are pleased to announce the courtship of Jacob Moser and Marisol Solano.  This news is even more exciting because Marisol is a girl who grew up at the children’s home. Marisol Solano came to the children’s home with her son, David, when he was just a baby. Jacob Moser is a well-appreciated young man…

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