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A word from our friends

John Beesley, Utah USA

We first got to know Ancla in 2021 through friends in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.  We fell in love with the entire orphanage immediately, especially with all of the children. The wonderful feelings of love and spirituality we felt there were beyond description. They asked me to represent Papa Noel at Christmas time and it ended up being one of the best days of my entire life. We will always love, respect and support this "piece of heaven on earth." May God's greatest blessings be with you all. -John & Chris Beesley, Provo, Utah, USA.

Curt and Alvina Reimer, Manitoba Canada

Twenty years ago, I started going to “Pan de Vida Orphanage” in Queretero, Mexico. This, soon turned into something which became very dear to my heart.  We also started going to “Esperanza para Ti”, (another orphanage). We always love the children and staff there, as well as the culture. We started sponsoring children we had got to know so we could put a little extra into their lives. Children of Hope is a great team which lets us get up close and personal which we really love.  God has allowed us the opportunity to serve and bless these people. The friendships we have developed over the years make it real and we love it. We want to be part of this so the kids can have a thriving future. All glory goes to God for having these places and letting us serve. We have the pictures on our wall to remember and pray for these children often. It’s not just about programs, it is about relationships! 
So thank you Children of Hope, and blessings from Curt and Alvina Reimer.

Rich Barr, Illinois USA

Ancla has been one of my favorite things about living in Mexico! When I visit Ancla, I see nothing but love for these children. The kids have the perfect balance of play time and daily chores that give them a sense of fulfillment and identity. I’ve often taken friends there and on their first visit they have tears of joy as they leave, because they truly see first hand the power of love and the conviction of Ancla’s staff to give these children a better life. This is no "orphanage" to me (in the sense of what I think of to be an orphanage). This is more of a large family living in a ranch and trying to survive as best they can. The amount of service and sacrifice that Brian and Clarissa’s family and all the staff give is immeasurable! I’m a better person for knowing such a place. This is Ancla De Amor! 🙏🏼❤️

Dave and Sue Barlow, Utah USA

My husband and I were invited by a friend to Ancla in the beginning of 2021.  Having adopted a three day old Mexican baby boy thirty five years ago, we were hoping we could help find homes for these special children.  After talking with Brian and Clarissa, I learned that the children were not currently allowed to be adopted. They would remain at Ancla until they turned eighteen.
I couldn’t even imagine caring for twenty five children (and the number was growing) til they reached adulthood.  But Ancla’s goal is not just to care for these children, but to make a difference for good in each of their lives.  They do this by giving them a loving family experience with the example of loving parents. We saw and felt that loving relationship with the children each time we returned to Ancla. We have loved seeing their happiness as they work together and the joy they experience as a result of their hard work.  We love seeing or hearing about them using their talents, knowledge and abilities to become somebody—not just an orphan. And we loved watching them have fun together.  Being able to spend time at Ancla has enriched our lives for the better and we are so grateful for the opportunity we have had to spend time there. 
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