Director, Arms of Love Philippines
Randy joined Arms of Love as Director of our children’s home in the Philippines in February 2013. We feel very blessed to have such an experienced and qualified individual on our team.
His bio will be updated soon.
Javier and Elizabeth Sanchez
Director, Arms of Love Nicaragua
Javier and Elizabeth came to Arms of Love in May of 2008, having helped start the first Vineyard church in Nicaragua, where Javier served as worship pastor and youth leader. The two bring a great deal of experience to their roles as directors of the Nicaragua home. The Sanchezes worked for eight years at the Casa Benabe orphanage in Managua, where they cared for children and teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds. They also spent a year working in a rehabilitation program for teens addicted to sniffing glue, a common problem for kids on the street.
Javier and Elizabeth were drawn to Arms of Love’s vision to help each specific child overcome their unique challenges and realize their full potential. Elizabeth says, “We want every teenager to go out into society with clear goals, well-defined values, and strong self-esteem, fully equipped to achieve their personal dreams in this life.”
The Sanchezes lean on God for help with the tasks they face: Javier points to the verse, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builder’s labor in vain.” He adds, “It’s very important that we seek God’s guidance in every work that we engage in ... especially when dealing with the lives of these children. He asks us to do it like we are doing it for him.”
Javier and Elizabeth have been married since 1983, have 3 sons and one grandson.