We invite you to become a participant in caring for a Mexican child or young student pursuing higher education or Biblical training.
Canadian Donors: All contributions, including sponsorships and resources, made by Canadian donors must be made through our Canadian affiliate The Maranatha Evangelistic Association. You can donate on their website www.meaworldwide.org. This way you will receive a tax receipt and comply with Canadian regulations for giving to a non-profit.
Your role as a sponsor is two-fold
1. Financially assist a child or student in receiving food, clothing, shelter, medical care, tuition, books, and educational supplies.
2. Spiritually nurture your child or student by praying for and encouraging them.
Three types of Sponsorships
1. Child Sponsorship
Interned Children: 160 children are lovingly cared for in Vicente Guerrero, Baja and Tlacolula, Oaxaca
Disabled Children’s Learning Center – The special needs we are addressing are Physical, Mental and Limited Ability to Learn. The children continue to live at home. Every morning we pick them up and every afternoon they are taken back again to their houses. We have taken on the responsibility of providing food, teaching them, and providing hygiene necessities like diapers.
2. Student Sponsorship
Higher Education Student Sponsorship – 20 students are pursuing higher education in Mexican universities and technical schools while living in our TJ Student’s Home. They’re studying to become doctors, lawyers, dentists, architects, social workers, teachers, etc.
Bible Institute Student Sponsorship – 40 future evangelists and pastors from all over Mexico receive two years of intensive Biblical training. Sponsors are invited to the graduation celebration.
3. Missionary Sponsorship
You can support a missionary at one of our missions for any amount you choose. A missionary biography will be sent upon request; just email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the San Clemente, US office at (949) 492-2200.
Who Can Sponsor?
Individuals, families, or groups can sponsor a child or student. Sometimes a group or organization can sponsor several children or students. Present sponsors vary from a 12 year-old girl who earns her own money, to a university fraternity, Sunday school classes, and families who want one more child to love.
What does it Cost?
$240(USD) per month is the cost to support a child or student. Four levels of Sponsorship are offered:
1. Full Sponsorship $240 monthly
2. Co-Sponsorship $120 monthly
3. Partial Sponsorship $60 monthly
4. Partial Sponsorship $30 monthly
One time gifts are always gratefully received.
May I Correspond with my Sponsored Child/Student?
Yes! Most children and students eagerly await mail and enjoy writing letters. Children who are too small to write often make drawings for their sponsor. Your letters are translated – so please keep them short. You receive a letter in reply together with an English translation.
What will my Sponsored Child or Student Call Me?
The children and students traditionally look upon their sponsors as aunts and uncles. In Spanish they are called Tía (aunt) and Tío (uncle). Some older people prefer to be called Abuelita (grandmother) and Abuelito (grandfather). Sponsors are very special people to the children and students who often speak of them with pride.
Can I select the Child or Student I Sponsor?
Yes! All sponsors receive a photo and short description of their child or student. Once you decide upon the level of sponsorship (see above) you submit your request and our office will contact you. Information about establishing contact with your child or student will be sent to you.
Can I Send a Gift?
Sponsors usually want to send a gift for special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. Our preferences would be for you to send funds – no more than $25 for a child. An appropriate gift will be purchased locally. We do ask that this be done well in advance in order to facilitate the purchasing of gifts. No gifts can be sent to Oaxaca.
Would I Be Able to Adopt A Child From Mexico?
No! It is virtually impossible for an American or Canadian family to adopt a Mexican Child. We cannot authorize the pursuit of this. We are not an adoption agency nor do we assist in adoption. We understand the heart’s desire to bless and care for needy children but can only recommend that those wishing to do so use an approved and accredited adoption agency who have an adoption agreement with the U.S. and Canada. Most of the children in our care are not available for adoption. FFHM has spent its life and energy in the defense and love of the orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children of Mexico and beyond. Thank you for understanding.
I live in Canada – Can I Sponsor a Child or Student?
Yes! Please visit our affiliate Maranatha Evangelistic Association website www.meaworldwide.org when donating on their site.