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Colina de Luz, Christian Home for Children
Providing a loving home and quality education for children
Located just outside Tijuana, Mexico, Colina de Luz (Hill of Light) is home for about 60 boys and girls. How did these children end up at this home? Some have been abused, some orphaned, some abandoned, reflecting the poverty that surrounds their family life and community. Situated on top of a hill, as the name suggests, Colina not only offers a literal and figurative oasis to these desperately needy children, but truly provides a home.
Jim and Susan Drake are two of the three Founders of Colina de Luz (Hill of Light), Christian Home for Children. It was founded July 4th, 1986. God had touched Jim and Susan's hearts (as He continues to today) for the many needy children in and around the Tijuana, Mexico area.
Over the years Colina has become a ministry of faith and a "Home" for hundreds of children. It continually houses an average of 60 boys and girls ranging in age from infants to 23-year-old students. The staff, which number 18 or more, work together to see the highest possible quality of care is maintained. Colina de Luz is considered by the Mexican Government to be one of the finest Homes of its kind. Colina was privileged in 1999 to win one of two Golden Angel Awards- the other was given to Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles.
Colina's kids are taught to "Walk in the Light as He (Christ Jesus) is in the Light". Principals of love, a relationship with their Creator and Savior, and love for others, especially the needy, are strongly stressed. The children learn integrity, responsibility for themselves and others, and cleanliness. They are encouraged to set their goals high, and do their best to maintain good grades in school.
God has laid it upon the heart of this ministry to reach out to the many that live in poverty.
The Ministry at Colina De Luz includes hosting long- or short-term mission groups of up to 40, providing comfortable housing, and meals as well as opportunities to minister locally and to provide outreaches for churches with vacation bible school (VBS) and/or construction projects. For more information, click the Get Involved tab.
For more information, please read about our education, spiritual growth, community outreaches, a typical day or look through our photo gallery.
If you would enjoy reading about difficult situations in which there are no options except for trusting in God and experiencing His response; as well as getting to know more about Colina de Luz, the victories, and failures, trials and tribulations, and innumerable blessings, download the book JOURNEY OF FAITH on the right side of this Home page.
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