La Gran Familia 2 for 1 Challenge
End of the Year 2021

Praise the Lord! Our diocese has succeeded in answering the End of the Year 2 for 1 Challenge by raising $6470.04 in a very short period of time! The anonymous challenger/donor will give $2000 in response to our raising over $4000 by December 31, 2021. That will make the total of the fund raiser challenge $8470.04! All the funds will go directly to La Gran Familia in the form of our diocesan monthly pledge of $2500. Thanks to the anonymous donor and all people from our diocese that gave to support God’s ministry at La Gran Familia Children’s Home located in Cuauhtémoc, Chih, Mexico.

Psalm 72:13,14 “13He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. 14He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in His sight.”

God’s blessings in 2022,

Barbara Hautanen
Diocese of Fort Worth WMC
Mexico Sub-Committee Chair

Focus on the Children

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.

Jorge, Sara, Oliver

Update on Jorge, Sara, and Oliver

In the March 2021 issue of The Good News of La Gran Familia there was a story about 3 siblings, Jorge who is 11, Sara who is 8, and Oliver who is 2. They had been left strapped to a bed by their mother when she went to work. They had bruises on their faces from the stepfather. They were found by the Mexican CPS and taken to La Gran Familia. They were very hungry as they had not eaten in a while.

They have been at LGF since January and are loved and cared for by the wonderful nurturing staff that work there! They have many new friends to play with! They have the benefit of eating 3 good meals each day. They have access to a daily shower. They have clean clothes to wear! They can go to school and church! When they need medical attention, it is available.

Jorge, Sara, and Oliver are very happy to be living at La Gran Familia! God is good!!