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May 10, 2018 | by Jerry Campbell

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, A long way from home, a long way from home. Traditional Negro Spiritual Every time I visit Vida Joven de Mexico and spend an hour or two playing, laughing, and sharing with the kids, […]

March 19, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

[This story first appeared in the Spring 2018 Diocesan Messenger.] I had the remarkable opportunity to visit Vida Joven in Tijuana last fall. Vida Joven literally means ‘young life’ and serves children who have been abandoned or have no family able to care for them. When we visited, there were nearly 30 children, many under age […]

March 16, 2018 | by Beth Beall

[This story first appeared in the Spring 2018 Diocesan Messenger.] Next time someone asks, “And, what do you do?” stand taller.Draw back your shoulders. Put one hand on your waist. (Go ahead!) Raise your other arm high in the air. And proclaim in a strong voice, “I am a slayer of monsters!” Indeed! As part […]