Armando and Laura Barron started La Vid Orphanage and Ministries in the city
of Avenida las Granjas, Mexico. Armando came to know Jesus as his Savior
while in prison for drug involvement. He was miraculously released from
prison and felt a burden for the street children of the city. Armando was
able to bring six boys off the street, with the help of others whom God had
called. The ministry has expanded into three buildings, housing 52
children. All of the children have backgrounds involving drugs and crime,
but are now serving the Lord and seeking His plan for their lives.
La Vid Orphanage and Ministries cares for orphans, abandoned children, and
children who were formerly living in the streets of Mexico.
is here where there are loving parental figures and the children receive
shelter, clothing, nutrition, education, and most importantly an opportunity
to know Jesus and receive His love.
The children being cared for in the home now range from 4 to 16 years of
age. The average length of time that children live in the home is five
Karina is a girl living in the La Vid
Orphanage. Her testimony shows how La Vid Orphanage is reaching the
children of the city.
“I am 7 years old. My older brother took care of me ever since I was
born… My mother made us beg for money so she could use it for drugs… She got
tired of this life and wanted to change, so we moved in with a friend of
hers… The lady did not want us living there, so she brought us to La Vid. I
now go to school, study, and help with the little children. Armando and
Laura are like my parents.”
Program: Children in kindergarten
through 3rd grade attend a private Christian school sponsored by La Vid.
All other children attend the public school in the community. Computer,
welding, and music classes are offered as vocational training to the older
children. The children participate in morning and evening prayer time,
church services twice a week, and various Bible studies regularly. For
recreation, the children play soccer and basketball, rollerblade, ride
bicycles, and visit the park.
for the Home:
La Vid needs more workers to help care
for the needs of the increasing number of children being served. They also
need reliable van transportation.
Costs for Supplies:
(Quoted from "Operation World" 21st
Catholicism is the predominant
religion, although there is freedom for other faiths.
33% of the population lives in
Spanish is the official
language. Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world.
There is an 89% literacy rate.
There are an estimated 600,000
street children in desperate need of a home and love.
Pray for the children in our
homes, the home directors, and staff.
Pray that these precious
children may come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and grow in
Pray for a stop to women being
killed in the city of Juarez.
Pray for additional funds to be
available for safe and reliable transportation.