Here at Building Love we believe deeply in the value of family! At the core of what we do is family. Family is the engine behind the vision of Building Love. We consider all of you who Pray, Give or Go to be our “extended family”–without you none of this would be possible.

One of the “behind the scenes” family members that supports Building Love is Ashley Ruelis. Ashley is part of our team, but beyond that she is a wife, mother, dedicated friend and wonderful artist. Her rendition of Volcan Concepcion, located on the island of Ometepe where we work, is an amazing example of her talent. We are honored to have the Ruelis family as part of the Building Love team, and look forward to sharing more of Ashley’s work with you.

To contact Ashley about painting for you, email her at A portion of the proceeds from sales of Ashley’s paintings will go to Building Love.