Episode 15: Aixa de López

June 12, 2019

In this episode, we hear from Aixa de López, who shares how her family’s journey into adoption has encouraged fellow Guatemalans to consider adoption and other counter-cultural expressions of Christian service. Aixa also shares glimpses of the “really good” and “really hard” that come with following Jesus into broken situations, and what it takes to keep a light heart in the long journey.

In this episode, you'll explore:

  • Why grace is a more powerful fuel than self-improvement.

  • Simple choices to refresh our physical bodies.

  • How Scripture sustains us in our lowest moments.

  • The choice to reject the idols of public perception and platform.

Key Quotes:

"My failure to be good was actually the biggest gift in my life." - Aixa de López

"I started getting closer to orphans in my community and it stopped being a cause or a number, and it started being a personal thing." - Aixa de López

"For so much of society, the project is self-improvement or self-actualization, and that can creep into the church as well and shape us. As opposed to casting ourselves upon grace, dwelling in that, and all of our life being a response to grace rather than a quest for self-perfection." - Jedd Medefind

"God does not intend for us to walk this road alone." - Jedd Medefind

Meet Our Guest

Aixa de López
Author, Speaker, Wife, and Mother

Aixa de López was born in Guatemala, where she has lived all her life. She is married to pastor Alex López and is a mom to four. Since their 2 adoptions, the Lopez’s have become a voice for the vulnerable children of their country and region.

Aixa is a board member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans as well as the Alianza para los Huerfanos Cristiana in Guatemala, as well as a respected voice and guide as a speaker, blogger, and Lifeway author.