transformation through relationships
Working together to provide care to
children, youth, and families
transformation through relationships
Working together to provide care to children, youth, and families
Jason Nails, President
Jennifer Nails, Vice President
As we look back over our 23+ years of marriage, we can see clearly how God lead us on our life’s journey of loving the fatherless and the vulnerable. Our journey started taking shape when I (Jen) taught at a title one school in a low socio-economic area. We truly developed a deep love for my students and together, Jason and I were able to go on to mentor kids and families from the classroom and the community. Through these experiences and relationships, God placed a desire in our hearts to grow our family through adoption and to serve vulnerable children and families.
Each step and experience along the way has called for more faith, surrender and sacrifice; but God has been faithful through it all. We are blessed with 6 precious children (and a new daughter-in-law) and we cannot imagine life without one of them. Also, through years of leading mission trips to Ecuador, we developed strong relationships with several people with similar hearts and callings. Collectively, God put an incredible burden on us to do more for the kids that cannot be adopted but have to remain in institutions. Through obedience to that call Restore17 was born. With our family and R17 team, we have the privilege of loving and serving countless children and families and we get to point them to the One who makes all things new, the source of our hope in this broken world.
David is in his last year of college where he is majoring in Social Work. From there he plans to study Law and become a lawyer. However, his life was not always like this. David comes from a very poor family where there was no water or lights in the home. He lived in an environment with a lot of interfamily violence. However, he now realizes that God never abandoned him. He was always by his side, which is one of the reasons David chose to study Social Work. He wants to help vulnerable and at-risk youth and loves knowing he can make a positive impact in their lives as they seek God’s guidance for their lives.
Melba is from Ibarra, Ecuador, and studied Social Work at Universidad Central del Ecuador (Central University of Ecuador). She has experience working with many at-risk populations such as people with disabilities, groups of pro-life women, protection of minors, at-risk youth, and women in domestic violence situations. By the grace of God, Melba continues to workwith different Christian ministries where she is able to share the message of salvation found in Jesus. She believes that working in this profession is a true blessing and great responsibility.
Gaby was born in Tulcán, Ecuador where she grew up with her parents and three siblings. She came to know Jesus at the age of 11 and has had a personal relationship with Him since then. Through serving in her local church, a desire grew within Gabyto help others in a holistic way.To do this, shedecided to move to Quito to study Psychology. Gaby believes God can use this roleto expand His kingdom while respondingto the needs of those requiringpsychological intervention all while knowing their true need isthe life found in Jesus. Gaby desires to follow God’s will and feels that working with Restore17 is an answer to prayer.
Casa Esperanza Tutor
Fundación Restore17 Accountant
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