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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Father’s Day Celebration

“Any man can be a father, but takes a special man to be a dad.” Father’s Day was celebrated with a special lunch to honor the fathers and male caregivers who carry much responsibility here at Shining Light, including meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of their children. Each man has a role in…

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May Blessings

During the first week of May, we had revival services with evangelist, Rene Rivera. We thank God for the commitments that were made during this time and we request your prayers for those who are still searching. On Friday evening, May 12th, we had our school program. The teachers and students put their hearts and…

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A Visit to the Zoo

This month’s big highlight for the children was taking a day off to go to the zoo in Valle de Guadalupe. On April 7 at 8:30 AM, four big vans and several other vehicles loaded with children and staff took to the road and headed for the zoo. The children had a lot of fun…

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Wedding Day!

We enjoyed celebrating Benji and Kiara on their wedding day. Kiara Beltran came to Shining Light in 2008 with two of her younger brothers, Alfredo and Angel. She has helped us in the Spanish school for the last couple of years and we are very blessed to have her as a teacher. Benji worked here…

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Youth Fishing Trip

Shining Light Children’s Home sits in the mountains surrounded by a semi-desert landscape. It is dusty and dry most of the year making us grateful that we live only 1 1/2 hours from the beach! We are also only 2 hours from Ensenada which is the port that receives all the shipping containers for this…

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Annual Staff Party

Our long-term staff makes many sacrifices in order to stay long-term, pouring their hearts into the work at Shining Light.  One way the administration shows their gratitude and appreciation for their work is through a dinner party once a year. A few of the administrators work together to serve a gourmet dinner to fill the…

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The Greatest Story Told

The Christmas story is a special story. In fact, it is the greatest story we can ever tell! As adults, we can imagine how everything may have played out on that very special night. However, younger children do not have the ability to imagine the way we can. Carl, the co-pastor at the local church…

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Leaving the Familiar

By Danae Weaver Hello from Tecate, Baja California. My name is Danae Weaver and I came to Shining Light as a caregiver three months ago and have committed to a 15-month term. I have a 12-year-old girl named Erika and a 2-month-old boy named Mateo. As long as I could remember, I have wanted to…

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