In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We thank you for your interest in Casa Hogar Benito Juarez,
a non-profit Christian ministry.
Our assistance is directed to children, youth and kids with distinct capacities whose families live in extreme poverty.
They form a part of distinct ethnic groups that live in the mountainous areas of the state of Oaxaca or from other parts of Mexico, including children
whose parents are in prison.
We are part of the religious association Sociedad de Iglesias Evangélicas "Fraternidad Cristiana" (SIEFCAR -
www.siefcar.org) and we are under the spiritual covering
of Palabra Viva Ministerios Church (www.palabravivaministerios.org).
We ask that the Light and Blessings of our Lord Jesus fill all aspects of your life.
Sincerely in Christ,
Casa Hogar Benito Juarez, Inc.
Francisco y Carol Marín
Location of the Casa Hogar Benito Juarez
|San Agustin site
Location of the Casa Hogar Benito Juarez
Our Vison and Goal.
"Religion pure and without
taint before God the Father is this : to visit orphans and widows
in their trouble ..."
the vision of Albert Baker, we bring the love of our
Lord Jesus to needy and marginalized indigenous children,
helping them to break out of the cycle of poverty that they are
caught in and to make it
known to them that there is another Way, the
Truth and the Life, our Lord Jesus Christ. By doing this, we
participate in the Great Commission of bringing the
Gospel to every creature.
We have prepared several generations of children
who have left the Casa Hogar Benito
Juarez, and are now incorporated into productive life.
To date, the Casa Hogar Benito Juarez, serves 76
beneficiaries in the following two sites:
a) San Agustin de las Juntas, Oax., a home for 30 children
who live in full-time
and 27 day care beneficiaries,
b) in Cuicatlan, Oax., a home for 19 children who live
Their lives have been dramatically impacted in a positive manner by giving them
the spiritual, moral, and educational elements that allow them to live a successful
life. They contribute to society and are learning to live lives full of future and hope.
As we have commented, our goal is to prepare these kids and young
people for success in life on whatever level they are able to
live it by giving them solid elements with which to defend themselves.
Instilling in them the idea that they are important and
that they can live a fruitful and prosperous life instead of
just existing day to day is huge. Breaking out of
the poverty mentality is a major challenge for them, and having
loving examples and correct teaching help them to see that both
physically, mentally, and spritirually, their lives are full
We are certain that we can dignify
the lives of people with distinct capacities, providing them with
training and the security to learn and to perform activities that
they did not believe they could carry
out, thereby giving their lives motivation and a reason to excell.
includes persons with distinct capacities, who are actively developing
their skills and who are enjoying healthy and productive lives.
We provide their basic needs, such as:
- A place to live
- Clothing & Footwear
- Formal or informal education (according to their capabilities and personal desires)
- personal articles, and school materials
- Fun and Entertainment
- Sports equipment
- Excursions, camps and clubs
- Orthopedic equipment, medical and dental care, surgery, hospitalization, medication, therapy, etc..
They receive everything they
need as though they lived with their parents, and above all, Love.
The organization and oversight.
From the founding of Casa Hogar
Benito Juarez, Inc., in October of 1974, the oversight
of the children's home has consisted of the following persons:
- Albert and Brenda Baker, founders. 1974 to 1981 (death of Albert).
- Various persons for various times. 1981 to 1987.
- Carol L. Marín (Nagel). 1988 to present.
- Francisco Marín. 1996 to present.
Because we are a non-profit organization
here in Mexico, we have a Board of overseerers, which consists
of Francisco and Carol, and Pastor Sergio Fernandez and his wife, Luz.
History of the Institution:
- The Casa Hogar Benito Juarez, was founded in 1974 by Mr. Albert Lynn Baker, a man with
distinct capabilities (quadriplegia), from the City of Irving, Texas.
- Al, as he was lovingly referred to, came to the city of Oaxaca to visit some friends and saw the
great need that existed with the indigenous, poor, and also special needs children of the state of Oaxaca.
- And so moved by the poverty and obvious need of the marginalized Oaxacans,
Alberto decided to make a change in his life. His obedience to what he felt that God had put in
his heart to do and his desire to help the children of Oaxaca gave
him no option but to reject his lifes work at the Kodak Company in Irving and move to Oaxaca.
- Albert, in his wheelchair, with only the belongings that fit into his car and the bit of money
that he could round up, drove to Oaxaca and began looking for children to love with the Fathers´heart.
- His first order of business was to rent a house near his missionary friends in the Colonia Reforma.
Ready now to receive children, he and his friend John Wayne Johnson, who is also afflicted with cerebral palsy, went to the state offices
of the Government Family Services to offer help for needy and special needs kids. And so Casa Hogar Benito Juarez was born.
- As an example of the fruits that the love and surrender of Mr. Baker produced, we want to share
with you the case of the first child who was received at Casa Hogar, more than 30 years ago:
- Alberto Alto Bartolo was a small blind four year old Mazateco Indian boy
originally from Temazcal, Oaxaca, about a 9 hour bus ride from the city of Oaxaca.
- His family´s poverty and a lack of understanding on his fathers´part to
be able to meet his sons´special needs, as well as
a lack of available services, caused Beto´s mom to
steal him away and bring him to Oaxaca to seek help
for him. The Government Family Services directed her
to Al Baker.
- Beto was unable to speak Spanish
and spoke only his native Indian dialect. And he was unable to
walk unassisted. So Al taught Beto to walk by having
him hang on to the back of his wheel chair, and
he taught him spanish and english. Beto was also taught to play
the drums and the violin.
- Today, Beto, who lives in San Jose, Costa Rica, is the worship leader and
also co-pastor of a growing church. He is happily married and has
a 10 year old son. He has perfect pitch, and is able to play more
than 10 instruments. God has used him to write and compose several
awesome worship songs. He is an interpreter when English speakers
arrive, and his heart of love for his Lord is immense.
"Each man should give what
he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace
abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that
you need, you will abound in every good work” 2
"Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may
be credited to your account." Philippians 4:17
Your donation is very important.
The Casa Hogar Benito Juarez
is the result of the fruit of love of our Lord Jesus, and is a
charitable institution, serving the neediest children.
We firmly believe and follow the words of our King and Savior
Jesus Christ when he said "... Freely you have received,
freely give." Matthew 10:8.
We live by faith, trusting in
God's Provision. He puts in the heart of a donor the desire to contribute to
Your gift of love is very important
to us, and is used strictly for the needs of our beneficiaries
You may offer cash or material gifts like:
- Clothing and footwear (casual clothing or uniforms)
- Books, notebooks and school supplies.
- Medical and dental care.
- Prostheses, orthopedic equiptment and items.
- Physical Therapy.
- Kitchen articles.
- Repairs and maintenance.
- Canes for the blind.
Some of the priority needs at this time are:
- 1 laptop with software for the blind (Ignacio is blind, study law degree from LaSalle University and requires a special computer for homework).
- 20 laptops and / or tablet to benedificarios secondary level, high school and university in San Augustine and Cuicatlán.
- 10 wheelchairs.
- The construction of a therapy room and an infirmary.
If you want to make a donation of material gifts you can send us your details in the
below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packages may be sent to the following:
Lot 15 Box 20-1
2525 W. Veterans Blvd.
Mission, Tx 78572
Our on-site location is:
Arroyo Seco 110,
San Agustin de las Juntas,
71238, Centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca,
A small coin can be a big help ! !
Your donation, however small, can make a big difference!
Your gift of money may be deposited or sent to:
Name: Casa Hogar "Benito Juarez", A.C.
Bank Santander, S.A.
Branch office 7105, Plaza del Valle.
Send to: Life Church P.O. Box 338, Bayfield,CO, 81122
Earmark checks: Casa Hogar Benito Juarez or Marin
Deposits made to our account in Mexico should be followed by an email to us, advising us of date and
amount of deposit, along with your name and address so that receipt
of you donation can be made.
We must clarify that we are unable to offer Tax-deductible
receipts for donations made in Mexico.
Tax deductible receipts are issued by donations that are received by Life Church.
Our Sponsorship program:
Our program offers you the opportunity to really make a
difference in the life of one of the
special children who call Casa Hogar Benito Juarez
their home. Sponsorship is an easy way for you to take
an active stand in letting your love flow to them.
Contact with your sponsored child is encouraged. The
kids enjoy receiving letters, cards, photos, balloons,
stickers, etc... from their sponsors, and they enjoy
writing and drawing pictures to send to you.
To begin sponsoring today, please
fill out the following FORM or
contact us by email email@example.com.
YOUR LOVE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!.
To learn more about our SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.