Our goal is to support and encourage the work of our brothers and sisters in Christ in the country of Mexico and to support the ministries of their churches, giving special emphasis to helping with their children's ministries and in supporting children to enable them to attend school. We strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through works of service to these churches as well as to other Christian missions and missionaries in the country of Mexico as we have opportunity - to be God's "hands and feet" and His servants to His children in Mexico.
Why Mexico? Why should we help?
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. - Proverbs 14:31 NLT
Mexico is the second richest country in Latin America and the second Latin American country with the most number of poor! Current figures estimate that at least 42% of Mexico's total population lives below the national poverty line. The area His Hands works in is located in the state of Puebla. Puebla is located in East-Central Mexico; about a 2 hour bus ride from Mexico City. Puebla has the third highest level of poverty in the country. As much as two-thirds of the state’s population or about 3.5 million live under the poverty line.
Today, the state of Puebla is one of the most industrialized in the country, but since most of its development is concentrated in the cities, many of its rural areas are very poor, forcing many to migrate away to places such as Mexico City and the United States. The state has a mountainous area called the Sierra Norte in which indigenous peoples, the Totonacos, still maintain many ancient traditions, rites and customs. Primitive practices and the agriculture they are dependent on, like growing coffee, have survived because industrialization has not penetrated the rugged landscape.
Over 50 percent of the rural population has less than a 7th grade education and 18 percent lack any form of formal education, and 13 percent are illiterate! There is a desperate need to sponsor the Totonaco children so that they can have an opportunity to attend school and break these bleak statistics. A Christian education is particularly important since less than five percent are identified as being Protestant or Evangelical.
His Hands for Mexico was founded in 2014 when a partnership was formed with Pastor Franco Mendez and his church, Iglesia El Camino, in the community of Cuautotola. El Camino is helping the children in this area through their children's outreach programs as well as assistance with school fees and supplies. Children attending this program not only receive food for their families, but they also receive school fees, uniforms, and supplies. For a monthly fee of just $20.00 you can sponsor a needy Mexican child. Your sponsorship will help send them to school and help change their life!
100% of your sponsorship payment goes toward the educational costs of the child in need and to cover the cost of their participation in El Camino's feeding program - none of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program here in the United States.
For more information, visit our Sponsorship page or contact us.