I can hardly believe it’s been 5 years since we met Casa Hogar Monte Horeb in Baja, Mexico. In 2012 Rock Springs began visiting the orphanage. Among the first boys we met was Cristian Javier, a boy who was learning to play accordion and guitar. At the time, he played on an old guitar that had two strings. His shoes were borrowed and didn’t fit. Soccer balls were a valuable commodity, and some of our first gifts to the boys was a set of strings for his guitar, and brand new soccer balls.
Monte Horeb has experienced many struggles and challenges, but through it all God has been so good, and the boys who called it home, even if only for a short time, were blessed by the love and shelter it provided. Each of the boys have a story of how they came to the home, and most are not happy ones.
Lupe and Chuyita have selflessly dedicated their lives to raising young at-risk boys, one of whom was Cristian Javier.
Rock Springs aims to connect on a consistent basis with whatever mission field God places in our path. Following the P.E.A.C.E. plan, we strive to create a relationship with those we serve, to connect relationally while working on projects to improve lifestyle. In the 5 years we’ve provided a cookstove for the kitchen, built new dorm rooms, bathrooms, retaining walls, and provided a summer camp experience for the boys at Monte Horeb.
We committed as a church to supporting Monte Horeb with regular donations and visits to improve the lives at the casa, while always praying for opportunities for the boys to have a better life as they grew.
Back to Javier….Cristian Javier has since graduated from high school, and is seeking to attend college. Unfortunately, most money the orphanage brings in is needed to provide food, school supplies, clothing and other life necessities.
Cristian wrote a letter to us, with his request for help to attend college.
Hello everyone. I hope you are well.
My name is Cristian Javier Perez Martín del Campo, I am originally from Tecate Baja California Mexico, I am 19 years old and I love soccer.
In order to give you a reason why I decided to want to study university, I have to go back many years.
Ever since I started to see how difficult and hard life was, I felt the desire to get ahead of myself, every time life hit me, my desire to progress increased. I grew up with that desire, never lost, thank God I came home home monte horeb and there I discovered how to fulfill what I wanted through study.
In June I graduated from high school and the desire continues in me but now I added some things like: wanting to help home home, who needs it and forming a family. I want to be able to give of what God has given me.
I am about to start the Bachelor’s degree in international trade and customs,
At the end of my career I would like to work for a few years and then study a masters degree.
I want to be financially good at the moment of making the decision to start a family because I do not want them to lack what I lack and especially not to make the same mistakes that my parents had with me.
I hope to meet you someday and thank you in person.
For the moment is what I can pay, giving thanks and striving as you strive to support me. If God allows it later when I work I invite you to eat with me.
God bless you.
Cristian Javier needs $300 a month to be able to pay for tuition, books, food and living expenses. A full commitment to his education would be 38 months. This amount translates to $300 x 38 months= $11,400.
If you feel led to help with a one-time donation –great! If you feel a full 38 month commitment is the way to go, awesome! Do what your heart leads you to.
To make it easy for you, click HERE to connect to Rock Springs online giving, or text to give by entering “84321” in the address line, then in the message part of the text, enter the amount you wish to give, followed by “cristian-javier”.
If you need any help or have questions, please call me. (970) 749-3025.
Thank you for considering this need to break the cycle of poverty and broken families within Baja Mexico. It starts with one starfish.
God Bless you, church family!