Mexico is home to over 1,600,000 abandoned and orphaned children. This means that about 15% of the minor population (ages 0-17) are orphaned. The majority come out of extremely abusive and neglectful backgrounds, and often end up in children's homes with scars, burns, undernourishment, and emotional trauma. While many of these "orphans" still have parents who are living, they are truly fatherless in the sense that they have been neglected or abandoned by their parents and forced into children's homes. Thankfully, there are some Christian people who show the love of Jesus by taking them in and teaching them the Word of God. We have therefore resolved to use our mission, influence, and support to help those orphanages who are worthy of our support.
Joseph Urban is a Christ-Exalting missionary in Gaudalajara, Mexico. I have been following his updates for a while now and I am so encouraged by his faithfulness to preaching the word for the glory of God in the streets of Mexico. He has also started a church and is now, by the grace of God, starting an orphanage. Here is some information from his website.
By the grace of our great God, we are now in the plans of starting a small orphanage in Guadalajara. This has come about by miraculously answered prayers and by God’s miraculous provision for a house. Read about this here.
To do all that we do for orphans in the name of Jesus Christ to the glory of God. This is not a humanistic effort to simply ease human suffering, as bad as it may be, but this is a mission to glorify Jesus Christ.
- To promote the truth of God's Word to orphaned children, recognizing that teaching the Word of God and preaching the Gospel is far more important than caring for physical needs.
- To only support Christian orphanages and children's ministries which are actively training their children in the ways of the Lord.
- To give 100% of what is donated for orphans to the intended recipient(s). We will keep nothing for administrative or maintenance costs.
Our current plan is to take in the first children in June if the Lord wills. The children we will be taking, at least initially, are already at the other orphanage, and we have been given the privilege of choosing which ones to take. We are not sure yet as to all of the children we will take, but have so far decided to take in two boys who are brothers as the first ones.
To find out how you can help the orphans in Guadalajara and this God-glorifying missionary, check out his website here.
Below is a video of Joseph and Lina's work with orphans in Tijauna, Mexico.