FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS
We opened a new Childrenís Center at the Mission. It was Fr. Martinís dream to provide a safe place for the little ones. He celebrated mass there to help the children understand that God has not forgotten them. Each day they eat a nutritious meal, learn and play. You did this through your love, prayers and support!
YOUR GENEROSITY SAVE LIVES EVERY DAY IN THIS PLACE CALLED GUAYMAS!
CHRIST'S GIFT TO US
We met a little girl that day, deep in the barrios of Guaymas. She sat outside her ramshackle home, and played with the simplest of toys. Her smile showed no knowledge of the poverty surrounding her. I wanted so much to ask her about Christmas, but I feared her answer would overwhelm me. When you walk the barrios and see the children, your personal fear, guilt, and helplessness wells-up inside. But then reality sets in and you realize these children are CHRIST'S GIFT TO US!
THE CASA FRANCISCANA OUTREACH
The CFO is a Non-Profit Corporation, founded in the early 1980's. It is ministry under the direction of the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara, Oakland, CA. An all volunteer organization, the Outreach is rooted in the principles, traditions and philosophies of the Franciscan Order.
Its sole purpose is to provide financial support for the Casa Franciscana Mission in Guaymas. As an entity of the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara, the Outreach is the U.S. link to the Guaymas Mission. Through the Outreach, benefactors are able to provide financial support for the Guaymas Mission, and in-turn receive a tax deduction for their generosity.