La Gran Familia Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua
Feliz Navidad de
La Gran Familia 2014
Accomplishments During 2014
New Building Inaugurated in August
In August, a new $4,000,000 pesos building was inaugurated by the mayor of Cuauhtemoc and many
state and federal officials. It provides housing for all the girls, the older boys and the on-site house
parents for La Gran Familia. It has dormitories, study halls, 13 bathrooms, a computer lab, and offices
for the administrators.
Jorge came to live at LGF in the eighth grade
after being abandoned by his mother. He is a
good student and never gave up. This year he
graduated from the University of Chihuahua
with a degree in Engineering. He has been
employed by a local factory and plans to
marry next year.
Mirna graduated from high school in the
Spring and was accepted into the school of
Medicine at the University of Juarez-
Cuauhtemoc campus. She will be a physician
after completing the six year program. She
also came to LGF in the eighth grade.
Rigoberto graduated from Cecate trade school
with a focus in Mechanics and Electricity. Rigo
came to LGF when he was seven years old. He
suffered for many years from a disease known as
purpura which is a blood disorder that causes
painful purple splotches on the skin resulting in
his missing much school. Completing trade
school is a huge accomplishment for him, and
we all are exceedingly proud of him.
Esmeralda completed junior high and will
continue her studies in high school. She
came to live at LGF when she was 2 years
old, accompanied by her two brothers and
In the spring Carlos went to Puerto Vallarta for
a High School cheerleading competition where
he won first place.
Martin Cordova completed his masters in
Counseling and has returned to LGF to
assist Gorretty with fund raising and special
In September Blanca and Mani Garcia came
to La Gran Familia. After serving as youth
ministers for many years, they are well
equipped to serve as the on-site house
parents. They have been a wonderful addition
to the staff.
2014 Brought a New Ministry to LGF
During 2014, LGF was introduced to a new ministry. Working in conjunction with the Parker
County Kids Against Hunger Program, and Pan y Pescado A.C. of El Paso and Chihuahua City
about 25,000 lbs. of food has been sent to Tarahumara Indians near Creel as well as shipments to
Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras and El Paso-Juarez. We hope to expand their ministry in the year
La Gran Familia
La Gran Familia Inc.
2813 Southland Blvd.
San Angelo, TX 76904
E-mail: [email protected]
Rocio Padilla, Newsletter editor
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO
Warehousing or Educating
Fr. Greg Spinks the founder of La Gran Familia, set as one of our goals to educate each child to the
limit of his ability, just like we would educate our own children. Thanks to abundant support from
the United States, we have been able to do just that. We now have students at the following levels:
High School Level-5
Junior High Level-8
Through the daycare , we also care for 29 that are age one to four.
Recently some of the board members visited an orphanage in Chihuahua that care for 42 boys. The
goal of their home is to feed and care for as many boys as they can. They are poorly financed and
struggle to feed and clothe the boys. Thank God for what they do. If they were not there who knows
the conditions that the boys would be suffering under. My visit there also made me aware of the
support that we receive that allows us to educate and make serious changes in the lives of the
children that God sends to us. Thanks to you, we are able to find ways to not just warehouse large
numbers of needy kids, but educate them and hopefully break the cycle of poverty that has
dominated their families. Thank you for faithfully remembering the children of La Gran Familia.
Gift CardsGift CardsGift CardsGift Cards If you have relatives who are hard to buy for, consider our gift cards for them. They are hand
colored by our kids and say that a gift to La Gran Familia was given in their name. Make a donation
and tell us how many cards you want sent to you