Focus on the Children

Meet Abel

Abel came live at La Gran Familia because there was no school for him to attend where he lived. Abel’s father brought him to LGF so that he could get an education and have friends his age. He is now 12 years old and in the first year of secondaria (Junior High). His favorite subject is science! He loves the study of different animals. At the moment, he is studying the extinction of polar bears. He is looks forward to being a veterinarian when he grows up! He takes good care of the 3 dogs at LGF.

His favorite things to do at La Gran Familia are to play futbol and ride a bike! He plays soccer for the city team Bravos. He loves it when Director Martin takes him and the other kids along with their bikes up to the mountains to ride on the trails there!

Another thing he loves about living at LGF is hanging out with Lalo. Lalo is the “Dorm Dad”. He knows how to fix just about everything! Abel feels like he is learning so much from Lalo!

Abel’s dad moved to Chihuahua City which is about an hour from LGF. He comes to visit Abel once a month on weekends. Abel seems very happy at La Gran Familia!

Meet Adriana

Adriana came to live at La Gran Familia in August of 2018. She was 15 years old. Her parents are two elderly people. They do not have stable jobs. Her mother cannot walk due to illness. Her father came to La Gran Familia to ask for help for Adriana to continue her studies as he did not have money to pay for her schooling.

While living at LGF she has been a great companion to the other children and youth! She helps the little ones with whatever they need! In 2019 she became ill and was hospitalized for 3 months. Fortunately, she was able to come home (LGF), she recovered completely and was able to go back to school.

She graduated from high school on January 7, 2022. She will start her studies in Education at a university in Cuauhtémoc in February. During vacations times she was working in the operational area of a company. She was just recently promoted to an office position there!

La Gran Familia has been a great place for her to live!


Melany, Fanny, Divany

Sisters Welcomed into La Gran Familia

Three sisters were recently brought to La Gran Familia by their grandmother. She was unable to take care of them. Their alcoholic mother works in a bar and left the girls alone to wander the streets. They very seldom ever went to school. Melany and Divany are twins. Their birthday is July 6th. Their older sister Fanny’s birthday is January 20th. They are all now in school and doing well. The twins are in elementary 5th grade and Fanny is in the 6th grade. Please pray for Fanny’s health. Her tonsils are swollen, and she is seeing an ENT doctor.

Melany’s favorite thing to do is play ball in the courtyard! She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Divany loves her school group. She says she wants to be a great doctor when she grows up so that she can heal people of their pain! Fanny likes to read, play soccer in the courtyard, paint, and help clean the shelter. She also wants to be a doctor when she grows up!

According to the LGF director Martin these girls have shown a very noticeable improvement in their behavior and self-care since coming to LGF one month ago. Love changes the hardest heart, heals its ailments, restores its fractures. Thank the Lord for his ministry at La Gran Familia. It is a blessing to those who live and work there.