In 1996, Dr. Marco was led by the Lord to seek the needs in the different Colonias west of Juarez. While he was driving around, he saw homes made of cardboard boxes with a lot of malnourished children running around. At that moment, the Lord impressed on his heart that they could make burritos and pass them out to the children in the streets. On a cold winter morning, with the help of some teenage girls that had lived in those conditions prior to their arrival at Casa De Esperanza Children's Home, we set off to feed the children with 300 burritos and a warm drink.  As a result of our continuing ministry of "meals on wheels" for the children, God provided a piece of land right in front of where we would park the van to feed the kids. A year later, we were able to build the first multi-purpose nutritional center.  By the grace of God, we eventually built three Nutritional Centers-one in each of our campuses in the colonias. 

We feed 1,400 - 1,500 children, Monday through Friday, before they go to school. This ministry gives us an opportunity to not only provide the kids with a warm meal but also to share with them the love that our God has for each and every one of them.
"If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18