Foundation for his ministry just celebrated 50 years of serving the poor in Mexico. They provide multiple homes for orphans and an outreach ministry to the neighborhoods and a fire department, a clinic and a food kitchen and many many other resources for the people of Mexico. I have been involved with this ministry for 20 years! I have been serving at their home for students who are attending college and technical school. They do not abandon the children from the orphanage when they leave high school but continue to love and provide for them.
Former visitor, financial supporter, at one time staff. It is good to step back and assess something once you have moved on. I was caught up in this ministry for way too long, because of the kids and the people in the community. I turned a blind eye to the corruption that I saw. Now that time and distance has me removed from the situation, I can see more clearly the damage that is being done to many people, but first and foremost the children. Bad leadership (on many levels, and in many different areas) is to blame for a lot of poor decisions, but also a lack of accountability. Positions are given not to the qualified but to those with connections. Slander, gossip, accusations made to discredit those who try to make positive changes. There is a lot of dishonest and often illegal activity that is thought to be justified. I would no longer feel good about recommending this ministry.
FFHM founded by Charla & Chuck Pereau is a wonderful Christian organization. They are
true missionaries that dedicate their lives for the betterment of needy people and mostly children. They have several orphanages throughout Mexico. I have had the opportunity to
volunteer at one of them several times and there is a clear spiritual message…. Visit us and
"You will never be the same." And this is SO true. I will continue to donate and volunteer because of this.
As a long time former supporter, "visitor", then staff member I can no longer recommend this ministry. It puts on a great show for the one week mission groups/"visitors" but the behind the facade and nice facilities reality is very different. The outreach ministry model and method of "orphan" care is extremely outdated, ineffective, and harmful. It has a poor reputation in the community and has left many vulnerable children and former staff devastated. My concerns are with this ministries very poor integrity, leadership accountability structure, ethics, and financial stewardship. There has been ongoing financial corruption, illegal activity, ignoring chronic theft, ongoing and blatant lying to donors, abuse of children (sexual, physical etc.), and silencing and discrediting staff who know what actually goes on. The place runs like a very insulated commune and utilizes manipulation, fear and oppression to convince staff to close their eyes and shut their mouths. Be careful with this ministry. They are great at creating an experience for visiting tourists and good at PR but it's not healthy place by any standard...especially a Christian one.
The Foundation For His Ministry is our FAVORITE ministry!!!
The Lord works through the Pereau's (Founders) in MANY wonderful ways-
The love and miracle-working faith exemplified in the FFHM is palpable-
The lives of those children and families and volunteers in the Ministry are eternally changed and blessed in very real and practical ways-
Charla and her volunteers make wine out of water and the loaves and fishes are multiplied through the FFHM every day-
Because The Lord Jesus is always lifted up and acknowledged before anything/anyone else,The Lord works miracles ALL THE TIME through the various aspects of the ministry-
It is a joy and a privilege to be a small part of what The Lord is doing through the FFHM...
It is a truly Jesus/Father/Holy Spirit glorifying ministry-
We LOVE the FFHM because they so honor The Lord through their work and lives-
Lord bless them always...
FFHM is a faithful, Christ-centered ministry that blesses people in both directions. We have seen first-hand the faithful beginning of this ministry from it's inception to today. You could say... the proof is in the pudding. The vine is bearing great fruit in many areas. I encourage everyone to come and see what the Lord has done through faithful leadership and faithful servants of the Lord. This ministry is blossoming. I'm sure it is continually under attack from the evil one... most likely because it is impacting so many people's lives for Christ. They don't just give out fish... They are teaching people to fish. The more you get involved in support and helping to serve... the more you will experience the Lord's blessings in your own life. We are honored to have FFHM hold their monthly supper here at our church in Laguna Woods. I look forward to hearing about all the miraculous works of the Lord each month.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Leland Lantz
Lutheran Church of the Cross,
Laguna Woods, CA
FFHM is a great place to participate in a short term missions trip. There one will realize that our way of life is not an option for many in the world. One will be profoundly impressed by how much we take for granted and how much we fail to appreciate the blessings available to us. You will have many hands on experiences available to you that will change your life. If you spend a week I will promise you that you will not be the same person and you will return again.
We love FFHM and seeing God at work there! Serving at in the Baja and Oaxaca was life changing for both my husband and I. We will be life-long supporters!
We have supported FFHM for over 10 years with both financial gifts and volunteer time. We continue to support them because they use their resources very efficiently and are solely focused on growing their outreach to reach more communities and individuals in the area. Very little is used for administration and overhead, and the impact to the individuals they serve is maximized. I have seen the results of the organization's work and it is truly remarkable how they improve an individual's opportunities. I doubt their results and success are matched anywhere else, even here in the United States.
I have been to the Mission in Baja twice now and one thing that they have in the kitchen above the doorway is the phrase, "You will never be the same." I love it down there and they are very compassionate and want to help people in the communities of their area. They are very grateful and they passionately love the lord. They provide many different types of services to help the community from the soup kitchen to the outreach to the daycare, they are doing amazing things for God. It was great to see all of the opportunities to serve and get involved in.
I have volunteered at two of the FFHM sites in Mexico many times and have led several teams of youth and adults. Each experience has been unique but each has touched my life and the lives of our team. The visits have especially impacted young adults. I have found the staff to be fully committed and dedicated to children and families. The organization appears to be well managed and has put competent leadership in place. The staff are frugal and clever in stretching the small funds they receive, so I feel comfortable in funding their operations. The scope of the organization has spread to include prison ministries, adult rehab, care of the handicapped, medical and dental, food assistance, and other services...all in the name of Jesus.
My family has financially supported children, and university and Bible school students. We have been able to watch them grow and flourish, something they never would have been able to do without FFHM.
I have been to the FFHM in Baja many times. The mission has suceeded because of prayer and their dedication to exemplfy Jesus in their lives and in the love and care of their children, bible students and their many outreach activities to the community. Last time I went we babysat and gave the houseparents a night off. We were in the teenage girls house. I was helping them make upcakes together and I went to the bathroom. When I got back 8 cupcakes were missing. I said, where are these cupcakes? Then I saw the gleam in their eyes. I looked around the ktchen and found them. We laughed and laughed. These kids come from very hard places but they ministered to me that night.
FFHM is one of the most well organized, well run and efficient use of volunteer hours I've ever been part of. They serve the needy in many ways, all of which are life impacting. Volunteers "will never be the same" and the locals wouldn't have anywhere else to turn if the orphanage wasn't nearby. It's incredible to be part of such a work of God that helps so many with so little. God is in the house.
I've taken several work groups down to the Baja mission station and everyone comes back telling their friends it's a "must do." Being in a place where God shows up is a special feeling. Thanks to Charla and Chuck and all who keep that ministry going. God's blessings are evident.
I have served with FFHM for some time over the past five summers. This place has changed and shaped my life. I thank God for them and all that I have been privileged to learn through them. The people here serve with their whole hearts. They selflessly give all that they can in order to make a difference in a child's life. And they truly do make that difference. The children that they care for are some of the most amazing, loving, beautiful children I have ever met which I attribute the the wonderful love and care that this staff gives them. The staff not only cares for the children that are a part of their ministry, but they also go above and beyond in helping the community. People within FFHM have taught ladies from the mountains how to make quilts to earn a little more money. They have started a prison ministry in order to help men in prison while they are there and looking toward the time with they are released. They have even started a school in order to combat the poor schooling that was being given. FFHM truly is an amazing non-profit that cares so much about what they do. They do their absolute best and are truly making a difference in the lives of so many people, including mine.
It has been many years now that I met Charla and Chuck Perau as they shared their story and the work of the Mission with FFHM. Their resolve and dedication in helping and establishing these ministries has been an exciting venture to be part of, as a donor and as a prayer partner. Their selfless acts of devotion to the "least of these" is certainly being honored by God and being blessed by Him. They have clear and clean accountability in everything they do. May God continue to bless His work and the outreaches of FFHM.
My husband and I first visited FFHM back in 1977 and have supported the ministry ever since. We attended the same church as the founders, Chuck and Charla Pereau, did at that time. We saw first hand the dedication and perseverance they had to obey God and let Him lead in the building of this ministry. FFHM not only meets the needs of the children in the orphanages, but also reaches out to the communities and field workers in many ways (church services, medical care, clothing,...). Charla is a dynamic storyteller and holds her audiences rapt attention with instance after instance of God's leading and meeting needs in a miraculous way. This ministry is definitely dear to our hearts!
I spent one week in 2013 and one week in this past summer volunteering with FFHM at their mission in the Baja. Words cannot express how my experience there has blessed my life. The people of FFHM bless my life so much by their involvement in their community and their genuine love and care for the people of Mexico. Every aspect of their ministry serves the community and truly shows the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. One particular aspect of their ministry tugs at my heart and makes me confident that they are reaching the most vulnerable. I was able to help with one of the community outreaches that they do every day in the many different communities. The way they brighten the childrens' lives with fun games, and biblical stories, interactive songs, and genuine care for the children left me with a heart full of gratefulness for all they do for the people of Mexico. My time at the mission in Baja has always left me encouraged and inspired in my own life.
My family and I visited the orphanage over 25 years ago and have been supporters ever since then. God did some healing for me at the orphanage and He continues to draw our hearts there. For many years missions teams from our church and community have travelled there to serve in any way they need. We praise God for all He is doing to meet the needs of so many in the area and surrounding communities. We continue to pray that our great God will direct all your steps. Be encouraged because He is with you.
I visited the mission in Vicente Guerrero with 20 women from my church. We were overwhelmed by the organization at the mission and all the wonderful projects going on. We toured the 80 acres, played with the children, worked in the Nut House, and volunteered to help in way possible. We also had the opportunity to do children evangelism in the community. It was so amazing to see the children run to the park to get their scope of peanut butter and cup of milk. This mission has touched my life and I will never be the same. Since my trip I write letters and send care packages to my girls. I'm excited my church is going back next year and I cant wait to see how the Lord works through us to provide for the mission.
I've been on three mission trips to Oaxaca to help some of the most needy children in that area. This organization is a blessing to so many children and deserves much more credit than it receives.
My husband and I have been taking teams of junior high and high school Spanish students to the Oaxaca Mission of FFHM for 8 years. We are continually impressed with the level of care for the needy children by the staff. The facilities are wonderful, the staff are very caring and sacrificial, to the point of living on very little to allow them to continue to minister to the children. The staff at the main office are helpful and prompt in answering questions and helping us plan our trips. We highly recommend this nonprofit ministry.
My wife and I first became aware of FFHM in the 1980's. We began supporting them as we learned of
their mission, helping children and those in need. Over the years we have made several trips to the
orphanage in Baja, and have never ceased to be amazed at the numerous outreach programs that flow out of the Mission. From housing, feeding, and clothing needy children, to caring for their medical and educational needs from the nursery through high school, college, and/or other vocational training. FFHM offers on-site adult vocational training, Bible School, alcohol rehab program, and a fire, ambulance, and rescue unit that serves their community. The medical clinic at the mission not only takes care of the children and missionaries serving on staff, but it serves the surrounding community with free medical care. Medical specialists come to the clinic several times a year to donate their services. Hundreds of eyes are checked, corrected and glasses provided annually. The soup kitchen supplies food to the hungry , while clothes are given to the needy. Workers from the nearby migrant camps are visited on a regular basis, and given food, clothing and medical care. A day care is provided at the mission for the nearby workers' camps. The mission also has an outreach into prison camps. Most of all, above everything else, the Lord Jesus Christ is given all honor and praise due Him. The mission church has founded numerous satellite churches in the Baja, and graduating students from the Bible School have taken Jesus' message throughout the Baja and Mexico. You may look, but you will not find a more worthwhile ministry to support than Foundation For His Ministry.
L & J Luedke
In 1985 I read the book entitled, Charla's Children. It is the story of how the mission , F.F.H.M., got started many years ago. It was about nine years later that I went with a woman who had been involved with the mission for many years. She, Nancy Benning, traveled at least once a month to the mission to give violin lessons to the orphans . For that first visit, I was there at the mission for just four days. It was fourteen years later that I returned to that mission in the Baja.
I went there believing that I would stay for just three months. But after just a few days, I knew that I was to stay for much longer. I stayed for about two years. This mission is a place where abandoned children can come and truly become a part of a family. They are not just housed and fed, but they are treated and cared for like they really belong. I was so very moved by the kindness and genuine love given to each child. On the mission there are many ways that children's needs are met. There is a nursery, where babies from new born to about three years old are cared for. They are treated with such loving kindness. Each person who serves in the nursery seems to understand the importance of meeting each little ones emotional, physical and spiritual needs .I had the privilege of helping in the nursery some times. There is a day care center, where children from the community come each day. There is a regular day school, for the orphans as well as some children from the community. And there is a Learning Center, for the disabled.
Most of my time was spent in the Learning Center, where children from the community, who had various physical or mental disabilities, were brought to the school each day. They were fed, and if needed, they were bathed and given fresh clothing. These children would not have had an opportunity for such care and an education, if the mission had not developed this program for them. I was deeply moved by the love and kindness of all the staff who worked in the Learning Center. And I know that it was a life changing experience for me
There are so many services that the mission provides. It is an amazing place and I cannot say enough good about it. It is not just a place for the orphans. It is a place for anyone in need to come. The hungry are fed. The disabled, from young to old, are given whatever kinds of equipment they might need; wheel chairs, walkers, etc. When visiting doctors come from the U.S. or other countries, the entire community is welcome to come and receive treatment for various medical problems, at no charge.
And the missionaries are treated with such respect and kindness. While I was there, I was provided housing and my meals. And what was most amazing was the sense that, while I was there, and after I returned home, I was and still am treated as though I am part of the F.F.H.M. family.
As the sign in the dinning room says, "You Will Never Be The Same". Once you have experienced this wonderful mission, it is true. You will never be the same.
A young man I was pastoring worked at the Mission in Vicente Guererro about 15 years ago. He went there to learn Spanish and be trained to become a Missionary in Southern Mexico. He praised their work and when a handicapped conference was scheduled, he arranged for a dear friend and coworker, Rick Hohn, to speak. Rick is the Pastor of Spirit Wheels Ministry, and a consultant for Dyna Vox an augmentative speech device company. Rick is severely handicapped with Cerebral Palsy and speaks through his Dyna Vox. I agreed to drive Rick's van and do some of the care-giving. It was an eye-opening and inspirational trip that began an ongoing relationship with Charla and Chuck and this marvelous and diverse ministry.
FFHM is not a typical orphanage, or Bible School, or Handicapped Ministry, or church planting movement, or Medical Mission, or drug and alcohol re-hab, or ministry to the poor, or evangelistic outreach, or prison ministry it is all of that and so much more. All of the work is permeated by the Spirit of God with the distinctive, loving, and effective influence of Charla and Chuck. After more than fifty years of ministry and having worked all over the world, this is the primary ministry I support with prayers and offerings.
My Name is Tito Quiroz,
My life changed thru the ministry of Charla Pereau, Cristo por su Mundo (FFHM). For me FFHM has been a blessing to bless others now, I started taking violin lessons with a missionary named Nancy Benning, wish now we blessed hundreds of kids thru music.
My life its just one story of thousands of people that has been changed thru this ministry, as a Christian and Mexican, can say that this foundation its an outstanding non profit, looking and seeking for the best in helping others.
Me siento afortunado y bendecido to be part of this ministry that changed my life for good. Espero que esta pequeña reseña sirva para entender el Amor y Servicio que hemos recibido los Mexicanos por más de 30 años que a existido este ministerio.
I served on the staff of FFHM for 7 years in the mid 1980's. My wife and I continue to support the ministry of FFHM monthly because we believe in the fine work they continue to do in Baja California and in the mainland of Mexico. Many children's lives have been transformed by the love and care provided by the staff and volunteers of the various children's homes that FFHM runs. FFHM provides food, shelter, family, medical care, and education all the way through college for those needy children who desire to pursue their education. Many hundreds of children have been richly blessed by the ministry of FFHM. Besides children, there are multitudes of people who have been blessed by their thoughtful distribution of food and clothing to the poor, free medical care, help for the disabled in rural communities, and training in job and ministry skills. This is a multifaceted, God centered ministry that genuinely cares for the needs of the poor and the outcasts.
Brad Bertelsen, Utah
I have been involved with FFHM for 20 years. I have led teams there 8 times and plan to continue until the Lord does not allow me to! I have LOVED every experience. It has been life changing for me and for so many of the people I have brought with me. 3 people ended up going back to volunteer for several months. The environment is so welcoming. Guest visitors/volunteers are greatly appreciated and made to feel that whatever job they are doing is so vital and important. The mission statement so clear and it guides the decisions and actions and attitudes of all the staff. The desire to serve and please God by serving the least of these is VERY apparent. One can feel the love and compassion and care for the children who reside there as well as for those in the surrounding community. It is a wonderful first time mission trip experience. Meals and comfortable shelter is provided. 1 week is certainly manageable, though we are always exhausted and joyful at the end and don't really want to leave. :)
I have known the founders of Foundation for His Ministry for about ten years, and visited their orphanage in Vicente Guerrero for one week. I saw first hand the love and compassion in their care for the helpless children of Mexico. I also help with their mailings on occasion. Their hard work and personal sacrifice is a model based on the teachings of Jesus. They provide housing, free medical care, education etc all in a loving family environment for these children. They also minister to prisoners, give food and clothing to the hungry, and so much more. Nothing less than 10 stars for FFHM!!!!
Our lives were literally changed because of our connection with this awesome ministry. We have taken hundreds of young people and adults to serve there. Their lives have never been the same as we're ours thirty years have gone by and we are still taking teams and seen lives change
Foundation For His Ministry serves the poor, the hurting, the lonely and the abandoned in an incredible way with great sacrifice from volunteers and staff from my experiences with the organization. I was privileged to serve as a member of the board of directors for 10 years with FFHM and my wife and I have been donors for many years and continue to give wherever the need is greatest. The servant leaders at all of the mission locations and at the office in San Clemente give their hearts and lives over to serve those in their midst by demonstrating God's love by meeting the basic and heartfelt needs of the people, especially the children. I have been inspired to see all that God has done over the years through the work of those who have listened to His voice and allowed themselves to be used in ways that only God could make happen. Especially inspiring has been to see ministries to care for and educate children with severe disabilities, certainly among "the least of these" in the Baja community. I have had the honor to pray and serve with other men and women who only want to see the Hand of God working in the lives of those who otherwise have so little to help them through each day.
I have known FFHM for about 14 years. I worked for them for a time and loved every minute of it. They positively influence everyone that comes in contact with them. They give money and resources to children that are homeless in Mexico and those that are afflicted in their body or soul. They give to people that are needy and poor and set a positive example to those wanting to live a Christian life. I have worked with them in Laguna Woods where people volunteer their services to mail out their newsletter. I have visited their mission in Vicente Guerrero and seen all the homeless children and poor people they have helped. This organization is a true blessing to the world.
I am a pastor of a church that has supported FFHM for over 20 years. This is an incredible organization that has been a huge blessing to the people of Mexico in so many ways. They have many facets to the ministry everything from farming, handicap services, education, a Bible college, weekly community outreach and so much more. The people that make these ministries possible are amazing people and the people that these ministries serve are amazing. If you are going to travel to an FFHM site, flexibility will be essential but this organization is great at meeting the needs around them. No matter your gifts or abilities if you have a humble heart and are willing to serve and not be served you will have an incredible experience. FFHM exists to proclaim the Gospel and show the love of Christ to the people they come into contact with. FFHM does not exist to cater to the whims of short term teams or visitors. The food is nothing to get excited about but you will not starve and it is very safe. The accommodations are sufficient, you are provided with showers and you are not sleeping on the floor. However if gourmet food and 5 star lodging is what you are looking for then I don't think a mission trip is the kind of trip you should be considering.
In my opinion the best part about going to FFHM is to be able to see how God has worked in the lives of so many people. To be able to see and hear the different miracles God has accomplished at and through FFHM. To watch the Holy Spirit work in the hearts of your team and your own life personally. It is always amazing to go serve with the intention of being a blessing to others only to come home and realize that you were the one richly blessed.
Our first involvement with FFHM was a trip to their mission in Oaxaca with a group from our church. I was so touched by the staff and the work they were doing, that it led us eventually to serve at the Baja campus. We spent the next five years working alongside the most dedicated, loving people I have ever known. Not only does the mission have a tremendous impact on the children and the entire community for miles around, my life has been so enriched by the staff and the people living in the surrounding area like no other place I have lived. I also know personally that the hearts of Charla and the FFHM board members are fully dedicated to the people of Mexico and they are men and women filled with integrity. As we continue to support FFHM, I know the finances are used with much prayer. My challenge to anyone is to just go and see, "You will never be the same."
After reading the reviews that have been written, I could not agree more with everything that has been said. My wife and I have been supporting FFHM for many years, have volunteered a few times at the mission and at the office in California and know that the statements being made are true to our own personal experience. Trust in Jesus for the provisions needed for such a large undertaking is practiced on a daily basis, and for everything. FFHM is a faith builder for anyone who is willing to invest of themselves in this ministry. God has never stopped loving on all and He allows us to experience His love in serving in whatever way He calls on anyone to join hands with FFHM.
I have taken over 15 missions teams to an orphanage run by FFHM in the last 7 years. After our first visit, we were impressed not only by their care for the children and engagement in bringing transformation to their poverty stricken community but also by how easily we built lasting relationships with the staff and ministry leaders at the mission. We went to Mexico expecting to be put to work. Instead they incorporated us into their ministries, building lasting friendships with us and helping us learn to love the people of that culture. Because of that we began taking multiple trips a year, taking families down to serve. The positive impact on our families and church have been immeasurable, giving us the motivation to help transform our own city by reaching out to those in poverty. My two sons, who went down many times, said they treasured our vacations which were spent there instead of going to traditional vacation spots. Their values in life and appreciation for other cultures grew out of those trips and both are now on paths to careers in ministry and missions thanks to the mission's influence.
I have traveled much of the world in the course of my teaching ministry. FFHM is the best ministry I have ever experienced. I have been helping at the Baha mission for more than 15 years. It is the best run ministry I have ever experienced. There is a spirit of joy amongst the orphans that is amazing. Many of them have left the mission with trade skills and have started their own businesses. Many of have gone to university. Whenever anyone asks me for a high integrity ministry to support I tell them about FFHM. Wonderful people, wonderful work!
The work of Foundation For His Ministry has been "on my radar" since I moved to Southern California in 1976. I was closely associated with them while their ministry was headquartered 1st out of the home of the founders, Chuck & Charla Pereau; then it moved to occupy office space and operate out of our ministry facility. Now, for practical purposes, they have moved the main part of their operation closer to the Mexico border. Throughout my contact with them, they have been good stewards of all donations and have been diligent apply all of their heart's-efforts to minister love and also demonstrate it through meeting very practical needs of those who have so little - those who are desperate for need of a helping-hand-up. I so respect and recommend them for the good works that they are continuing to set their hands to do.
FFHM is a wonderful, life-changing ministry, both for the people and orphans of Ensenada, and the volunteers who visit. My husband and I were blessed to spend a week volunteering there during the first year we were married. The amazing experience and work being done there stuck with us and we returned 10 years later with our bilingual 8-year old twins! Our children loved meeting the other children at the orphanage and serving, and still penpal with two of the children they met while we were there. They tell us it was the best "vacation" we have ever been on :)
Wow! Foundation For His Ministry changed my life. I have been working with the mission for over twenty years and was so impressed with their organization I wanted to find a way to support them. Hence the group called WINGS (Women In God's Service) began. Starting with only 12 ladies the group has grown in Shasta County to over 200. This group has furnished special needs buildings where children can recover from surgery or illnesses and so much more. The mission gives us two large projects each year to complete. Twice a year we take a truck full of donations and have even stopped off at Gleanings to pick up food for the Baja mission. WINGS is a non denominational group where many ladies from several churches work together to provide for the children and other projects FFHM supports at the missions.
FFFHM is accountable for all their finances and send out updates. The staff are diligent prayer warriors and work tirelessly to provide for the "poorest of the poor". It is an honor to be part of FFHM and will continue to do so. You can feel the love that goes into this mission and their dedication.
Thank you Charla and Chuck for your many years of service to the children and spreading the gospel to these little one. Hundreds of people perhaps thousands have come to the Lord because of your faith and perseverance. Thank you for changing my life as not a day goes by that I don't think of the children.
My wife and I have been taking groups down to Vicente Guerrero for 14 years. It is a place that the spirit of God is so alive. The folks that work at the mission are all angels and I have been so blessed. It is such an easy trip to take and just about all ages can take advantage of the numerous outreaches. We are going again next year and can't wait to see where God takes us.
My wife and I have been take teams of volunteers to FFHM bi-annually since 2001. They do amazing work in the lives of the people they minister to and in the lives of the people that volunteer.
I have been involved in FFHM since its inception and marvel at what God has done thru the loving gifts of so many individuals - not only financially but thru their gift of time. The talents and sacrificial giving of so many individuals has helped to feed, cloth, train, love and care for children in need all across Mexico. They are able to enter the orphanage as an infant and get all the love and training needed to help them go forth and share Christ with others and help bring change in Mexico. Thanks to Charla and Chuck Pereau who have labored for 49 years with no pay to ensure children are secure, safe and learn of the love of our precious Lord. May He continue to bless and keep this wonderful ministry.
I first visited FFHM 12 years ago and was amazed at the great work they are doing there. There is so much need in there areas of Mexico and FFHM is meeting and exceeding the needs. Taking in the orphans, providing them with caring homes and families, the school, the training for christain workers, the transition house for those who go on the college are all terrific. going out into the farm worker camps and seeing the extreme poverty and the joy that is given by the FFHM visits providing food, tarps for the roofs of thier little houses, sharing the Gospel and giving them hope are so wonderful. I don't know how they do so much with the limited funds they have but God provides. My visits there blessed me more than I blessd them. I have been providing financial support every since I went. Thomas Frederick
Lucy and I took twenty people one year to volunteer and were 'blown away' by the compassionate love of the staff of FFHM. We joined in caring for special needs children, the orphans who live with families, the outreach to children in surrounding neighborhoods and families in migrant camps. They do it all! The feed the hungry, take in the poorest of the poor children rejected by others, have a school for children and another for adults to prepare them for helping others, build homes for the poor. It is one of the most comprehensive outreach charity that I've ever seen. Teens from our congregation went to help build homes all the way from Atlanta, GA and then provided programs for children and teens. I personally work with a missions group who are acquainted with more than thirty out reach organizations. FFHM is at the top of my list. I currently pastor a small congregation in Atlanta and serve on the Board of another non profit, Partners In Ministry. Tom Belt
I have visited FFHM no less than 7 times. As they often say, "you will never be the same again" after spending time among this group of beautiful people. The powerful experience was life altering for me as I met person after person who was humble, present, caring, and compassionate. The need is great, and the folks have committed theirs lives to helping the most children and families. We spend time in prayer, building, cleaning, talking, laughing, visiting camps, and simply playing with the kids during our week-long trips to both the Baha and Oaxaca. FFHM has changed my life and helped me get perspective and a better sense of what it means to live a life of significance….the best gift ever!
Both Lena and I,, Hans . We are so thrilled when we see these orphans loved and cared for, and bringing the love of Jesus in their hearts, we see the joy on their faces. Also the drug and alcohol rehab centre where broken Men are restored to their human dignity, we are so blessed that we may be a little part of that awesome organization. Blessings, Hans & Lena Visser. Taber A.B. Canada.
In 1985, at the age of 18, I graduated from high school early, jumped in a plane and made my way to FFHM to volunteer until college began. Wow. The vision. The passion. The joy. The power of God at work through very humble, giving people dedicated to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are most vulnerable in this world. Me and now my family of 7 have been partnering with them since that point! My oldest son is in Hospice Care. He hopes to raise $10,000 and 10,000 new prayer warriors for FFHM before he dies. www.reddiamonddays.com
We meet Charla & Chuck and some of the children from the orphanage in 1976 at Family Bible Camp. We began to hear and see the stories of children and adults being touched by the hand of God. We have had the privilege to be involved by seeing all the mission sites, volunteering over the years and seeing lives changed. FFHM is truly a Godly ministry, where needy children and their families of Mexico needs are meet both physically and spiritually. This ministry is changing one person at a time. YOU truly will never be the same!
My husband and I have been involved in supporting children and the staff at Foundation For His Ministry ever since its inception in 1967. We have seen first hand how rewarding this ministry is and the thousands of lives that have been saved both physically and spiritually through it. I am especially impressed with the accountability of the organization and we regularly encourage our friends to actively support it.
I am a family physician who was travelling with wife and 3 children in Baja when I heard FFHM needed a doctor. We arrived there and could'nt beleive how much this organization was doing for the needy in Mexico, helping health, poverty, social situations, soul issues, bringing hope to the hopeless, love to the unloved, joy to the desperates, care in all kinds of way. I had never seen such love pourred in such practical ways. God used this place to transform my family into one who now spend their life for others. Not only, thousands are being touched and releived my this organization but thousands of people are being transformed into better person, people helping others and living for a better world. Thanks to Charla and FFHM.
About 10 years ago my wife attended a meeting of ladies (WINGS) ( Women in God's Service) who were doing a project for FFHM in Baja, Mexico. I volunteered to drive the truck to the ware house in San Clemente, Ca. & I met Charla & the staff there. I have never met anyone like Charla. We talked about the orphanage & how it came about. The story is in her book "Charla's Children. She said that if "God gives you a vision, He will equip you to carry out that mission". Not long after that our church took a team of about 45 high & middle school students & staff for a week. As the sign sez in the dinning hall "You will never be the same" is so true. The WINGS ladies did projects twice a year so I became the truck driver to deliver what ever it was they were working on. Between times my wife & I made several trips on our own over the years. Every other year we took a team from our church. The staff at the orphanage are so dedicated & many have been there many years. Many programs are run, picking up handicap children in the AM, returning to the orphanage, putting clean clothes on them, washing their clothes, feeding a hardy breakfast, schooling. The end of the day they are dressed in their own clothes & taken back to where they live. Their parents are in the fields working. Several times a week the staff & volunteers make a peanut butter run with games & the Gospel to the older children. There are outreach into communities in the evening with food & help for the parents on reading, writing & math. Sometimes a movie is shown. Our kids play with theirs & a good time is had by all. This past July we had a team of 45 from our church, with the youngest being 10 & the oldest 82. You can read another book, "God Among Us" for stories of the children who have lived at the orphanage, & gone on to live lives such as doctors, dentist, pastors, missionaries for their own country. The 2 year Bible college trains many students who stay in Mexico to minister their own people. I believe that God is equipping
this "vision" that He gave Charla many years ago. So many are blessed by this mission, those that come & serve, the staff & volunteers as well as the all the kids that pass through this place. PTL!!
I traveled to the FFHM orphanage in Oaxaca twice in 2013 from Los Angeles. I previously belonged to Park church in Chicago which partnered with the orphanage in years past by sending funding, supplies and volunteers on-site to the orphanage to spend time with the children and help with the construction of a new school for the children.
I have rarely in my time in ministry witnessed an organization that has such a profound impact on providing day-to-day life for children with such love and also efficiency. The children eat well and are taught effectively with teachers from both Mexico and the U.S. I plan on continuing to volunteer with FFHM because of the life it gives to children who would have no other option.
I learned about this ministry when my husband and I traveled there to observe the orphanage and
ministry taking place there. We have now been supporters for over 25 years and received their newsletter for 30 years. We personally know the founders of Foundation for His Ministry and are friends of some on the board. All are devoted Christian people who believe they have been called by God to help the "least of these" destitute children in Mexico. There are now several additional orphanages in other locales in Mexico. Children who are left on the doorstep are taken in, loved, taught about God's wonderful love for them, and educated at the orphanages. Many have continued on to Bible School and have returned to their home towns to be responsible citizens in leadership. This ministry also provides outreach to their adjacent communities with food, clothing, and even help for convicts and addicts break free to anew life. It is nearly impossible to put on paper the totality of all that is done in the name of Jesus for the poor by FFHM. This one is at the top of our list of deserving
ministries for our support!
I first traveled with a work team from my church to FFHM's mission in Vicente Guerrero in 2000, and to the orphanage in Oaxaca in 2001, both of which were life changing experiences for me. I especially enjoyed going with the children's evangelism team to the surrounding neighborhoods where following a teaching time with the kids, we gave out milk and peanut butter to each of these precious ones. The mission acts as the hands and feet of Jesus to the poor and oppressed in Mexico in many ways. I have returned several times, including trips with my own children when they were teens, and have witnessed love in action every time. In 2012, I had the privilege of traveling to Oaxaca while Charla was there, and in praying and ministering with her came to personally see her heart for not only the children the missions care for, but for bringing the gospel to the many indigenous people in the mountains of Oaxaca. I have also financially supported a child in first Morelia, and more recently in Oaxaca, where I have witnessed the transformation of my sponsored child. I have had several friends who have served as missionaries in Vicente Guerrero who also attest to God moving through FFHM to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the children and communities surrounding the mission base. I continue to give my time, prayers, and money to this faithful organization, knowing that they are doing God's will in Mexico.
I have had the privilege of leading teams of coaches and athletes (Jugamos) to join hands with Foundation for His Ministry for the past five years. We travel to Baja to work with the children at the Mission, as well as neighboring children, playing soccer and generally working to encourage the kids and teach life principles. It is a labor of love for us and what we find at FFHM in Vicente Guerrero is that it is a labor of love for them too. We are one small part of the work that happens every day so faithfully at the Mission--at all of the different Missions FFHM supports and runs. The children are cared for so well. Having the opportunity to partner with these people has been a great joy. They are welcoming, always encouraging, accommodating of what we need to have as we work the week we are there...and so gracious. I always leave wishing we could stay longer. This is an amazing work that is making a real difference in the lives of children, but also in the community. The practical assistance given with such care and love is inspiring. One of the Mission sayings for those of us who come down to work is, "Never the same." It is a fact. We are changed every year in some way. And so the impact of FFHM is happening both in the lives of everyone at the Mission, and in the lives of everyone who volunteers to help. This truly is an awe inspiring work. I am thankful for FFHM every day.
Years ago I read a book called CHARLA'S CHILDREN by Charla Pereau. It is the captivating story of the miraculous birth and growth of an orphanage in Mexico. The impact of this ministry has now affected hundreds and hundreds of children who came to the orphanage and learned about God's love through the love of the orphanage staff and also learned many other practical and hopeful ways to live this life. It is the story of what a truly amazing, awesome God can do through one willing person who believes that God is who He says He is and will do what His Word says He will do. I have the privilege of knowing Charla Pereau. She is the real deal! FOUNDATION FOR HIS MINISTRY has God fingerprints all over it because since the beginning God has blessed and guided the life and leadership of Charla.
I have had the privilege of traveling to Vicente Guerrero and working as a volunteer at the Foundation for His Ministry. I am very involved in international missions, and can honestly say that it is the best run mission ever! There is absolutely NO waste - not a scrap of food is ever thrown out - and the number one concern is the children that live at the mission, as well as the community that surrounds them. I have had several opportunities to run fundraisers for various projects at the mission and can think of no better organization to donate to as they are financially and fiscally responsible and accountable with their finances. I have full trust that all donations are used wisely and for the good of the children at all times. The mission has begun many programs that help to sustain not only those that live there, but the community as well. It is truly my honor and privilege to be connected to FFHM and those who work tirelessly for the good of others.
It is an awe inspiring work Foundation for HIs Ministry has done for the children and community in Baja. I have had the privilege of being familiar with the work since the beginning. The undying faithfulness of the team is amazing. Starting with just a few trucks making a few trips to gradually building the orphanage and growing other works. But what few realize is that the presence of the work to help house and educate children has transformed the whole area and people who have nothing directly to do with the work benefit from its presence.
My Husband Gerry Witt was a volunteer for 20 years in fact the last year of his life at 84 he still was going down to serve He told me stories of how much he loved working with the the staff and other volunteers because they have an heart for severing ..they not only take children in to feed and house ,they see the kids get an education all they way through college. Many returned to be house parents They also provide health service to any one who needs it . No one in need is ever turned away
I can't begin to think of what would have happened to the thousands of those children with out the caring people who lovingly give of them selfs
This ministry is truly operating from the heart of God. They bless all that come into contact with them. They care for the children as if they are one family. I am blessed to know them.
So. Orange County
I first visited the Baja orphanage in 1981. I spent the entire summer there. I have been connection with the ministry as a consistent donor and frequent visitor since then. FFHM is the gold standard for investing into the lives of the Mexican people, along with those who wish to serve in Mexico.
I absolutely adore this non-profit. I've worked with them on two separate occasions both for about two weeks at a time. The work they do is so important. The children at the homes are extremely well loved. This non-profit is more than a business, it's a family.
My name is Jorge Diaz & I am living proof of what God has done through FFHM. In 1966 I was 6 years old when my sister and I came into the orphanage. Thank God for this place and for people like Charla & Chuck that gave us love and a place to live. Today I am 54 years old and I am a proud supporter of this ministry. God bless FFHM & all the staff. - Mateo 5:16
As a former worker for FFHM I can attest to the fact that they are the most honest and caring organization there is. Chuck and Charla work tirelessly to help the children of Mexico.
It truly is a life changing experience to visit their missions.