Mexico

Greg and Vicky Syverson: Missionaries
in Hidalga, Mexico 

Greg and Vicky Syverson are missionaries in Pachuca, Hildaga, Mexico. Their ministry reaches out to the urban poor through a community center and La Iglesia Nueva Vida (New Life Christian Church.) They are part of Christian Ministry Fellowship International (CMF), which has missions throughout the world. CMF's purpose is to be a "fellowship of missionaries, nationals and churches participating in life-changing work around the globe." For more information visit their website here.

Ninos de Baja:
Mission Baja California, Mexico

Niños de Baja is located in Ejido El Porvenir, a tiny farm town 50 miles south of the California/U.S. border. Their mission is "to share the love of Christ by serving children in Baja, California, Mexico." At Niños, people from the U.S. and Mexico work together to help change children's lives.  

Niños provides a home for children who have been abused or abandoned by their families. Most are very young, and are scared and withdrawn when they arrive. Here, they find safety, love and healing. And they learn about God's love for them. Some of these children will eventually be adopted. Others will make Niños their permanent home. 

Niños also offers Christian outreach to children and families in El Porvenir, and (through volunteers from the U.S.) has built school buildings, installed playground equipment, and repaired homes in the town. During the summer, Niños offers VBS programs, sports activities, and other events in El Porvenir. At Christmas, they sponsor a celebration that includes the distribution of hundreds of shoebox gifts and Spanish-language Bibles to the children of El Porvenir and beyond.

Niños offers an internship program for college students, and a short-term mission program for chuches, groups and individuals. Our church sends a mission team to Niños each year at spring break, and has helped build many of the facilities there. We visit again in early December to deliver our shoeboxes and help with the shoebox event. Small groups from our church also visit throughout the year to help at Niños.

Darryl Lloyd, a member of our church, is the volunteer U.S. Director for Niños. He is the "face" of Niños here in the U.S. If you want to know more about this ministry, he is the man to see. The missionaries in Mexico are Steve & Millie Shold (who are the Mexico Directors); and Ron & Jeane Hawkins (who are the Project Directors). 

There are many ways you can help Niños, both here in the U.S. and in Mexico. You can sponsor a child, join us on a mission trip, become a member of the volunteer U.S. team, and more. To find out about these opportunities, contact Darryl or visit the Niños de Baja website.