Our Sponsor a Child ministry ensures that every child has access to the education needed to become a self sustaining individual and contributing member of their community.

El Ministerio de San Pablo (St. Paul’s Ministry) will facilitate the sponsorship of teenage youth by church groups, individuals, or families who want to make a positive difference in the lives of the children of La Gran Familia.

An anonymous donor will match your funds for the upcoming year. Therefore, any donation you give will be doubled!

  • Provide education for one teen including: tuition, books, supplies, uniforms, transportation, and tutoring.
  • Help foster communication between the teen and their sponsor
  • Empower the teen to reach his or her potential and to become a positive influence in their community.

For more information on LGF or
the Sponsor a Child Program, contact
Barbara Hautanen
(817) 915-2535

Meet The Family


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!


Adriana came to live at La Gran Familia in August of 2018. She was 15 years old. Her parents are 2 elderly people. They do not have stable jobs. Her mother cannot walk due to health problems. 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. She has enjoyed going to school. After graduating from high school in January of 2022, she is now attending the university in Cuauhtémoc. Her major is education, and she is doing quite well!

During vacation times she was working in the operational area of a company. Recently she was promoted to an office position!

La Gran Familia has been such a blessing to Adriana!

Dulce Jasmin Orozco11 years old


Dany is 14 years old. His birthday is August 4th. He came to La Gran Familia in 2014. His parents did not have the economic resources to keep him in school. Dany is now in his 1st year of junior high and is doing well! He loves to play soccer. When he graduates from high school, he wants to study education in the University and become a teacher.



Meet Felipe. He is 15 years old and is in his second year of Junior High School.
Felipe arrived at La Gran Familia in November of 2016. He had stopped attending school because he suffered from bullying from other students. How that he is living at LGF he is back in school and made the Honor Roll because of his good grades!
Before he came to LGF he had also been suffering from pain in some of his bones and joints. He is now receiving the medical care that he needs.