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La Gran Familia

“Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them, for such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 19:14

It’s about God’s children!  La Gran Familia is an orphanage ministering to abandoned and impoverished children who have been living in the hills and on the streets of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, located southwest of Chihuahua City.  These children, only boys at first, lived in desperate and deplorable conditions.  Many had been “thrown away”, most had no hope.  Now they are healthy, thriving boys and girls who have a lovely home and a family who loves and supports one another.  It was started in 1998 and operated by Fr. Greg David-Spinks until his untimely death on October 7, 2001.

Fr. Greg’s legacy of faith and love has been carried on for the last 16 years by loving, faithful servants who work with and care for the children day in and day out.

The women of the Diocese of Ft. Worth were very responsive to these children’s needs.  Through the grace of God, they raised $36,000 for the purchase of a home for the boys in May of 2001.  This home housed 20 boys.  Soon after, the girls moved into a home just 3 empty lots over from the boys’ house.  This home housed 9 girls.

Over the years, the 3 lots between the houses have been purchased.  More recently a beautiful building was built on the lots.  It was finished in August of 2014.  This building has space for 20 more children, a library, a computer room, a game room, office space, and an apartment for a dorm mom and dad.  Needless to say, additional staff has been added!

The Holy Spirit is always present there.  Please pray for the Director, Martin Cordova, his staff, and the Mexican Board of Directors.  God has sent each one of them to La Gran Familia to do His work.  Of course, pray for the children that they may grow in their faith to love and serve the Lord.

 

Mother's Day InGathering

Each year on Mother’s Day the Diocesan Church Women (DCW) and the World Mission Committee (WMC) of the Diocese of Fort Worth invite you to join us in honoring your mothers or another special woman in your life through a donation to La Gran Familia, a home for abandoned children in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico.

In the LGF family every child is nurtured, loved and educated in the family of God.

Proceeds of this Ingathering will go toward current needs of this ministry to over 30 children. Each gift will be a blessing for the children of LGF because it will come from the heart.

Offering envelopes and presentation cards for honorees will be provided at each church participating.

 

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La Gran Familia's Mission is...

To support children in the Mexican state of Chihuahua who find themselves in difficult home environments or no home environment at all and equip them to be well integrated citizens of their community. We hope to do this by providing them with a healthy home environment, food, medical services, education, and Christian values and principles.

St. Paul's  Ministry Mission is...

To ensure 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 school year; therefore your donation of $750 will result in a yearly donation of $1500 to:

  • 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.

A Mission Organization of the Diocese of Fort Worth

Bishop Jack L. Iker