A new program coming to the FYM in January 2020:
We would like to introduce a new part of our Youth Program here at Fairlane. We have decided to create the “J 1.27 Ministry” after James 1:27 which says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” This is a way for us to partner with several works in ministry, one of which is the Child Sponsorship Program at the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico. Here is what the City of Children has to say about their program:
“Thank you for your interest in sponsoring a child at the City of Children. When you become a sponsor to one of our precious children, you are saying ‘Yes, I believe in you. You do matter, and I care.’ Your sponsorship models Christ’s love through your involvement in their life—and they will never be the same.
Our children come here for many reasons. They are brought to us by the Mexican Welfare Department (known as the DIF). Our staff does a thorough background check of each of our children to make sure we are able to adequately meet their needs here at the home. While only a few are orphans, all have lived in horrific circumstances in their short lives including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, severe neglect and abandonment, extreme poverty, and physical and emotional starvation. Many of their stories are simply unimaginable to Americans who choose to help.
As a sponsor, we want you to know how important you are, not only to the City of Children but to the child who sees you as their American parents and family. Our children pray for you on a regular basis. They wonder when your next visit is going to be. They want to have a relationship with you and your family. We are committed to doing everything we can to help you give your Mexican child the love and attention they long for and deserve.
Thank you again for your love and support of the City of Children. Without caring individuals and families like you, the City of Children and our ministry to the poor in and around Ensenada, Mexico would cease to exist. Because of your presence in the life of one of our abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children, you are helping to change the world, one child at a time!”
And so, we want to introduce you to the newest member of the Fairlane family, 11 year old, Jorge Morales. Jorge was born in the month of July, for all of you July birthdays out there. He arrived at the City of Children in May of 2019 with his siblings Melanie, Melodie, and Zamadhy. He is in the grade Primary4 in school and lives in the Older Mediano Boys dorm in the City of Children.
One important thing to mention is that the City of Children receives ZERO financial support from the Mexican Government, and that is the way they would like to keep it. All of their support comes from loving individuals and/or groups like Fairlane. The cost of our sponsor-ship is $250 per month and that helps provide many things for Jorge. It provides Jorge with the opportunity to continue receiving an education, to have a roof over his head, and food in his belly. It provides a solution to any need he might have for a doctor, dentist, barber, tutor, therapist, etc. But perhaps the greatest thing it helps provide is hope for the future that God has prepared for him, for the love that God has for him, and for the joy he can have in knowing that he can spend an eternity with God in Heaven; and hopefully all of us, his new family.
We pray that our sponsorship of Jorge through the City of Children, will be a meaningful long-term experience and relationship! We hope to have a lasting impact and effect on the life of Jorge. Thank you for partnering in this with us. We look forward to impacting Jorge and changing his life for the better, but we also look forward to the way that God will change our lives through knowing Jorge. One very serious thing to make note of, is that we cannot post any photos of Jorge online or the DIF can come and take Jorge from the City of Children. It is a very serious issue and we ask for your full cooperation in that matter.
Want to help this cause? Pick up a donation can, decorate it, fill it up, and turn it in to the Office. These cans can hold around $40-$50 worth of silver change.
“Remember who you are and whose you are!”
~ Michael Rector