2018 Families

Our Families & Their Needs

De la Rosa Bonilla Family

About the Family

  • Father: Mario De La Rosa (27)
  • Mother: Olga Bonilla (34)
  • Daughter: Julissa (15)
  • Son: Miguel (13)

Notes on Family

Mario wasn’t able to be at the interview because his job didn’t allow him to leave. Olga is originally from Nayarit. Grew up with her parents with 5 siblings, at the age of 12 her parents separated and after 10 years they lost contact with her father. At the age of 15 she moved to Ensenada with her brothers, then she met her kids father. She didn’t want to talk much about it because he was very abusive but that relationship lasted 4 years. She met Mario at the age of 28 and he was 22 through

Mario’s sister, after dating they started renting but wasn’t working out then moved in with one of Olga’s brother. She heard of a church that had a home build program at work from one of her coworkers and went to pastor’s Damaso’s church and asked about it. One of the ways pastor works is when someone goes interested in a house or simply just asking for a house he asks them to attend church and bible studies as part of the program and lets them know that everything is by faith and that it’s not guaranteed that they receive a house.

Olga and Mario attend to the church now, depending on their job hours and being that they have different working hours they go as much as they can. They live in a small trailer where the kid’s sleep and a room build out of scrap wood they build next to the trailer for them.

Prayer Needs

The pastor is asking to keep this family in your prayers so that they can open their hearts and surrender it to God,

Electricity

  • No

Items Purchased for Home

  • Bunk Bed
  • Double Bed

Valle Escamilla Family

About the Family

  • Mother: Maria Escamilla (23)
  • Daughter: Ashly (5)
  • Son: Luis (4)

Notes on Family

Maria is originally from Zacatecas with nine siblings. Grew up with their mother only because their father left them when they were young. When she was five years old they all moved to Ensenada with her older brothers, older brothers left to Ensenada first to look for work then brought everyone to Ensenada.

At the age of 17 she met her children’s father, they had two kids, and in December of 2017, she left him because he abused drugs. She says that she had left him before for the same thing, she says that is the last time. She wants the best for her children and doesn’t want that lifestyle around her children.

Maria lives on her property in a room made out of scraps of wood, pieces of cardboard, tarp roof and dirt floors.

Prayer Needs

The pastor is asking to keep this family in your prayers so God can touch her heart, ultimately surrender her heart to God. Maria is attending church and goes to bible studies; a pastor is asking to pray for spiritual knowledge, spiritual wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Electricity

  • No

Items Purchased for Home

  • Bunk Bed
  • Double Bed