LIVING HOPE INTERNATIONAL

Rescue Children, Train Leaders

aka Living Hope Int   |   West Bend, WI   |  www.lovehopemercy.org

Mission

To rescue children, train leaders, and reach the nations with the Gospel. Living Hope International is a US-based 501c3 organization operating a multi-faceted, Christ-centered ministry which has a vision to reach the world with the Gospel. We rescue vulnerable at-risk children, and train, equip and send leaders to the nations, while drawing individuals, churches, businesses and foundations to join us in our mission. https://lovehopemercy.org/about-us/

Ruling year info

2001

President/CEO

Jerry McNally

Main address

P.O. Box 116

West Bend, WI 53095 USA

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EIN

39-2000544

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our programs have been largely effective in fulfilling the organization's goals, but we still lack manpower and finances to realize our entire vision to reach more children and youth world-wide.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Esperanza Viva Youth Homes

Living Hope International currently supports five ministries in Mexico that work in coordination to provide shelter, nutrition, clothing, education, and development for children and youth who otherwise would be without homes. These ministries are unique organizations that work together to accomplish this goal.

Jerry McNally is the founder of each of these organizations, providing the guiding vision and overseeing their activities to accomplish the mission of LHI.

We have full-time residences for children at risk, providing a safe environment, medical clinic, emotional support, and educational and vocational training in its on-site K-12 school. They serve resident children and have helped thousands of children and youth at risk in the communities in Mexico.

https://lovehopemercy.org/ministries/esperanza-viva-youth-homes/

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Construction of permanent facilities for Esperanza Viva Youth Home on 11 acre tract of land on the outskirts of the city of Puebla. It is a base of operations to provide integrated services of restoration for children, youth, and families. In this all-inclusive campus, the ministries that participate in the development of the children of Esperanza Viva Youth Home will work in effective coordination.

We’re Building a Community!
Living Hope International is building the Living Hope Community and continues to work toward its completion. This campus-style facility is the permanent home for the children of Esperanza Viva Youth Home in Puebla, Mexico, and is the base of operations for LHI and all of its affiliated ministries.

When the construction of all the necessary structures of the Living Hope Community is completed, all the ministries will work more effectively and efficiently toward the greater mission.

https://lovehopemercy.org/community-of-hope-puebla-campus/

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Living Hope International Gift of Hope Child Sponsorship program is unique in that it provides complete, round-the-clock care for children who have no other safe place to live. We are pleased to report that 100% of all sponsorship donations go directly to the care of the children.

The cost of providing everything that each child needs, including medical and dental care, education, enrichment activities, as well as all the basic needs, is more than $100 per month. LHI offers shared sponsorships for children at Esperanza Viva Youth Homes. A shared sponsorship is $36 per month for one child, and it is possible that your child could have other sponsors to allow more people to partner with us in bringing love and hope to the kids.
Child sponsorship is much more than providing for the material needs of vulnerable children in a developing country. You can be a special friend to a child who needs tender, loving care.

https://lovehopemercy.org/get-involved/sponsor-a-child/

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Children and youth
Families
At-risk youth

People are in need of unconditional love, unreserved friendship, and salvation.
- Impact lives in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia
- Meet and travel with people from other countries and cultures
- Break out of your daily life to serve the Lord
- Choose from our various options the right time and place for you to serve
- The goal of LHI Missions is to help youth around the world to experience the heart of missions in a hurting world.
LHI Missions is part of Living Hope International. LHI Missions was created as an answer to the calling to send servant-leaders out to the nations. Our goal is to be a channel of blessing, offering youth from around the world the opportunity to experience the heart for missions in a world that needs love, hope, and compassion.
God is searching for passionate people, ready to give their all to see His glory in the hearts of others. What are you waiting for? Answer the call, and GO!

https://lovehopemercy.org/ministries/lhi-missions/

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth
People with disabilities

In 2003, Jerry and Susy McNally took a leap toward fulfilling Living Hope International’s mission to raise up and train thousands of young people for global outreach. With the creation of Nations Ministry Institute (La Viña), we have prepared hundreds of young people from Mexico and the United States for full-time service to the Lord.
Through La Viña Ministry Training Center and our one-year internship, LHI prepares leaders to help alleviate the plight of at-risk children around the world. Young people from Mexico and international missionaries are trained in intensive, full-time ministry to impact their own communities and the nations.
The programs that the training center offers focus on five key areas:
Ministry Course, Intensive Discipleship, Worship, Missions, and Rescuing At-Risk Children

https://lovehopemercy.org/ministries/la-vina-ministry-institute/

Population(s) Served
Adults

The desire of Nations Church is to impact the city of Puebla, Mexico, and other nations with the radical love of God and to see people mature in an intimate, personal relationship with Him.
We have a passionate calling in missions. Nations Church provides legal, financial, and spiritual covering for our international missionaries; missions in remote, mountain villages in other Mexican states; and short-term missionaries to other developing countries.
Worship, freedom, healing, and restoration are integral parts of our ministry. We have a strong focus on ministries of compassion and mercy, through which we desire to show the Father’s love for all. A major part of our vision is to minister to children and youth and to train them up as leaders.
Nations Church offers Sunday school classes, youth programs, training courses, and conferences to the community of Puebla, including the children and youth from Esperanza Viva Youth Home.

https://lovehopemercy.org/ministries/nations-church/

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
At-risk youth

Many children are several grades behind their peers or have never attended school. Most average a second grade level of education. In Mexico, one of the most devastating effects of the recent economic hardship we’ve witnessed is the difficulty for children to attend and remain in school.
To overcome this obstacle is crucial for this and future generations. The vision of Nations School is to provide a well-rounded educational experience in which students are encouraged to discover and develop all the gifts that God has given them. Integrating academic learning & vocational training teaches life skills and prepares children for the future.
Through the educational program, they receive hope and vision for their future to move beyond their past and develop the confidence to achieve higher goals & dreams. Since Nations School began in 1996, more than 500 children have taken classes at the school.

https://lovehopemercy.org/ministries/nations-school/

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

With growing expertise and full-time medical staffing, a fully operational on-site medical clinic is a giant step in wellness and treatment at Esperanza Viva and Nations Church.

Caring for nearly 100 full-time children and a large staff, we understand the frequent, and at times critical, need for immediate and professional medical care and resources. We help offer medical care to countless at-risk kids and needy families in the community. We have a responsibility to ensure their health and safety is a priority.

From short-term visitors to conference attenders, 10,000 guests have spent time on our campuses, opening a door to any number of risks from simple first aid to life-saving critical response.

https://lovehopemercy.org/ministries/living-hope-clinic/

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Health

Where we work

Accreditations

National Christian Foundation 2018

Affiliations & memberships

ECFA 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Esperanza Viva Youth Homes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 1994, we have cared for over 605 children and youth. This includes housing, food, medical care, and education free of charge.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nations School

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Nations School provides an academic & vocational training that prepares the children for the future. They develop the confidence to achieve higher goals and dreams.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Living Hope International (LHI) continues providing quality care for at-risk children and youth in Mexico through Esperanza Viva Youth Homes, including shelter, good nutrition, clothing, a quality learning environment through Nations School, and moral guidance in foundational Christian beliefs through Nations Church, and La Viña Ministry Training Center which provides one-on-one counseling and classes.

LHI continues to build the Living Hope Community: a campus-style, integrated facilities for Esperanza Viva Youth Home, Nations School, La Viña Ministry Institute, and Nations Church. Eventually, this community model will be used in other countries around the world.

LHI is working diligently to extend the reach of Living Hope International to other countries of great need, sending trained missionaries to impact impoverished nations. and acquire sufficient funding by means of professional, ethical fundraising endeavors through corporate and private donations.

LHI's strategy is to grow the child and educational sponsorship programs through direct contact with churches, businesses and individuals. This plan will focus on the advantages that LHI's programs provide, including the opportunity for sponsors to easily visit and spend quality time with their children.

We are also strengthening partnerships with our repeat-donor base, which is made up of loyal individuals who have faithfully supported LHI for years. This one-on-one strategy is based on our success at reaching potential donors and creating a long-term relationship with them.

We plan to dedicate more staff to for professional and grass-roots fundraising efforts, including benefit dinners, to increase revenue as we help additional needy children and youth worldwide.

We will increase the production and distribution of our published materials, personal e-mails, telephone calls, e-mail campaigns and frequent visits to churches and businesses by our board members and volunteers.

LHI founder Jerry McNally has over 30 years of full-time service-oriented experience in Mexico, he has created and managed the organization with an innovative work and ministry philosophy. Our integrated approach to ministry allows us to accomplish more with fewer resources.

Our sponsorship program provides comprehensive care for the children. 100% of all sponsorship donations is used for the shelter, food, clothing, education, medical needs, and development of the children; none of the monies from the child sponsorship program are used for administrative expenses.

The highly-qualified and skilled staff consists of more than 50 full-time men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving in the various organizations in Mexico. Most live in the organizations' facilities and are on-call 24/7.

The ministry Institute provides our organization with interns and staff members, as the graduates have the opportunity to continue their training in full-time service.

LHI provides financial, technical, & service support to the various organizations in Mexico, all of which are under the leadership staff. These organizations have provided services to more than 10,000 children, youth, and families in Mexico during the past 20+ years.

Esperanza Viva Youth Homes have provided integral care for more than 500 children since 1994.

Nations School provides a quality learning environment for preschool through high school. Courses in English, computation, physical education,the arts, and vocational extra-curricular activities prepare students for a successful future.

Nations Church has a vision to reach out to children, youth, and families, and provides legal and spiritual covering for missionaries, missions in remote, mountain villages, and short-term teams to other countries.

All of the organizations in Mexico continue to develop an in-country support base, and each has the goal of being as self-sustainable through in-kind and monetary donations.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Children, Youth and Adults and the underserved.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LIVING HOPE INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 2/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jerry McNally

Living Hope International


Board co-chair

Kent Loehrke

Dennis McGrane

Michael Jones

Kim Hotchkiss

Wynne Loehrke

Emery Green

Joshua McNally

Living Hope International

Jenny Azuara

Esperanza Viva

Patti Holmes

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/4/2022,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.