In 1966, a young couple from Missouri made a trip to Mexico to assess how they could best work to meet needs and evangelize the people. They were met in Mexico City by veteran missionary Dean Cary. After much prayer they decided to begin a program that would later be called “Niños de Mexico”. In 1978, an office was opened in Union, Missouri to provide communications with U.S. churches and to take care of the business end of the expanding ministry. Since then, many faithful house parents, staff, and volunteers have followed the Lord's calling to care for and share the love of Christ with hundreds of kids. Today, there are seven homes, 95 kids and 20 staff living out James 1:27 in Mexico.