It is important for my husband and me to give back, therefore, LeslieChandlerArts will donate a portion of all proceeds from art sales to assist with the mission at Ninos de la Luz.
Ninos de la Luz is a Christian mission called to rescue and raise Latin American street children so they can be contributing members of society. I invite you to explore their site (www.ninosdelaluz.org).
Living on the Street
There are children living alone. Alone in dark alleys, scared, hungry and usually high on whatever inhalants or drugs they can find. These are the millions of children living on the streets in Latin America. You’ve heard about them or perhaps seen them on the news. It is a problem that is very real and growing every day. Where do these kids come from? Why is there no place for them to go? What will happen to them? These are the questions we all ask when we see such heart-wrenching images and hear their stories.
It’s a story of hope, not only for hopeless Latin American children living on the streets but for the average person who wonders what kind of difference they can make in the world. The history of Ninos de la Luz is a story of inspiration to everyone who has a dream; it tells of a divine passion that God put on a young couple’s heart and how He turned that passion into a reality.
Niños de la Luz is a ministry dedicated to rescuing the street children of Latin America. We are committed to the children who are actually living on the streets, abandoned by parents and family, addicted to inhalants and drugs, criminals out of a need for survival, to the ones who have been rejected by their societies and deemed as a hopeless cause. NDLL offers these children much more than just an alternative to the streets.
Our desire is to demonstrate the love of God in three basic ways: to meet them and love them right where they’re at; on the street, to invite them to live in one of our long-term family style homes and to equip youth with the tools they need once they are ready for independence. But most importantly we desire for each one of these children to come to know the unfailing and unfathomable love that God has for them.
Amazing is the only word to describe what God has done in Niños de la Luz. What started out, for us, as a simple desire to help street kids has grown into a beautiful ministry, giving hope and life to kids who were on a path of death and despair. We feel privileged to be a part of such an incredible work that God is doing.