Our Mission in Mexico
In 1988 an amazing Godly woman named Josephina Robidaux came to our city to visit her niece and to have eye surgery. She was running a very poor orphanage in Mexico. There were more children than she had space for but could not turn them away and the children just kept coming. She felt that God had called her to this mission and was determined to give these children a Christ-filled home where love abounded. After years of working, she had raised enough money to build another structure but needed to be finished. It sat unfinished for five years and she in need of our help. The next year with a team from the Fairhope United Methodist Church we were able to finish the project and move the children into their new addition. This was the beginning of a long relationship with St. Peter the Fisherman Orphanage in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.
Each year we try to take a team to down there to work. It is never ending. The plumbing is old as is the wiring. They had a fire in the summer of 2010 that caused extensive damage to the dining room and kitchen. The dining room is more than just a place to eat. The children also do their homework, gather to socialize and to study the Bible. In addition to facility renovations, we provide school clothes (shoes, socks and underwear) and school supplies for the children.
We are hoping to make a trip there between Christmas and New Years to do repairs and work on upgrading the electrical systems and plumbing. We will also be holding eye clinics and Bible school.
We need plumbers, electricians and people who can paint and love on the children. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please contact Pat Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Peter the Fisherman is a wonderful Christian home for children but they receive little help from the government.
We feel that God has called us here to love and support these children.