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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
Directors

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Location of the Casa Hogar Benito Juarez

San Agustin site

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Location of the Casa Hogar Benito Juarez

Cuicatlan site

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Our Vison and Goal.

"Religion pure and without taint before God the Father is this : to visit orphans and widows in their trouble ..."

Continuing with 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 in full-time.

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.

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Benefits:

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 of purpose.

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.

Our staff 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
  • Food
  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Formal or informal education (according to their capabilities and personal desires)
  • personal articles, and school materials
  • Transportation
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Remember:

"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 Corinthians 9:7-8

"Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account."      Philippians 4:17

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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 His work.

Your gift of love is very important to us, and is used strictly for the needs of our beneficiaries and ministry.

You may offer cash or material gifts like:

  • Clothing and footwear (casual clothing or uniforms)
  • Food.
  • Books, notebooks and school supplies.
  • Medicine.
  • Medical and dental care.
  • Prostheses, orthopedic equiptment and items.
  • Physical Therapy.
  • Furniture.
  • Kitchen articles.
  • Tools.
  • Vehicles.
  • Toys.
  • Repairs and maintenance.
  • Construction.
  • Wheelchairs.
  • Canes for the blind.
  • Etc.


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 FORM below or email director@casahogarbenitojuarez.org.mx.

Packages may be sent to the following:

Carol Marin
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,
Mexico.

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:

Inside Mexico:

    Name: Casa Hogar "Benito Juarez", A.C.
    Account: 92000736724,
    Clabe: 014610920007367244,
    Bank Santander, S.A.
    Branch office 7105, Plaza del Valle.
    Oaxaca, Oax.

United States:
    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 director@casahogarbenitojuarez.org.mx.

YOUR LOVE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!.

To learn more about our SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.

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