We are a child sponsorship program that pairs sponsors, people like you, with needy children in Mexico. When a child is sponsored for $20 per month through His Hands for Mexico they receive:
His Hands for Mexico works alongside our Mexican partners, Franco and Barby Mendez. Franco and Barby are missionaries to the indigenous people of the Sierra Norte region of Puebla, Mexico. As church planters, they share the love of Jesus in their everyday lives. His Hands for Mexico gives them further opportunity to do this. This is all done to fulfill our goal as a ministry, which 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.”
This is a mouthful and as you can see, there are lots of good things happening centered around this goal!
100% of your sponsorship payment goes toward the child and meeting these needs - none of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program here in the United States.
Why Mexico? Why should we help?
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. - Proverbs 14:31
Our child sponsorship programs are located in the villages of Cuautotola and San Felipe. These two small village communities are located in the state of Puebla. 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 have survived because industrialization has not penetrated the rugged landscape. The indigenous language of Totonoc is spoken in most homes and some homes do not speak any Spanish. Many people in these villages work on a ranch harvesting coffee or bananas. They earn approximately $1.00 per day. It is often difficult to find work.
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! Many children are unable to attend school or finish school because they need to earn money for their family. There is a desperate need to sponsor the these children so that they can have an opportunity to attend school and break these bleak statistics.
History of His Hands for Mexico
His Hands for Mexico was founded in 2014 when a partnership was formed with Pastor Franco Mendez and Barby Mendez . Franco and Barby are Mexican missionaries who moved to Cuautotola and planted El Camino Church in 2000. This church is now over 100 strong and includes numerous ministries to the people in their community. They have also planted a sister church in the community of San Felipe. His Hands Support ministries enhances both of these ministries by providing Franco and Barby with opportunities to share the love of Jesus.