LNFI’s local work shifted at the end of 2017 when the charity took on the idea of opening a Christian school. Over the next year and a half LNFI prepared to launch Haltom Christian School (HCS), which opened its doors to students for the 2019-2020 school year. HCS is more than a school, it is a ministry. It is a living example of the heart of LNFI, which is to serve and change the lives of children.
HCS is currently providing an affordable Christian education to nearly 30 students. | Read More
For the next several years, LNFI eagerly sought out other opportunities to help children internationally. In 2009, LNFI found their next opportunity at Casa Hogar M.A.Mi in Reynosa, Mexico. This orphanage is located in one of the most violent border towns in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Casa Hogar M.A.Mi is a shelter home for children where they receive shelter, food, medical and emotional care, education, clothes and opportunities for recreational activity. LNFI sent numerous teams to Casa Hogar M.A.Mi over several years, completing countless projects to help improve the facility and living conditions. LNFI provided funds to build an entire third floor in the facility to make room for the children and caregivers who live there.
LNFI has also devoted time and resources to building homes for needy families along the canal in Nopalera Colonia. To date, LNFI has built 19 homes along the canal, and has supported many of the new homeowners with home upgrades and assistance for their local businesses.
In 2016, LNFI shifted its focus to another orphanage in Camargo, MX: Casa Hogar de Niños Camargo. The children at this orphanage have no outside family support or contact. Many of them were placed at the orphanage by child protective services or were abandoned as infants. Some of these children are victims of past trauma and abuse. Several of them have lived at the orphanage their whole lives. LNFI not only provides monthly support for the orphanage to keep it running and operating, it also provides stability and loving relationships that are so vital to the overall health of the children and staff who work there. | Read More
We are Christian. We seek to glorify God through serving at-risk and impoverished children.
We are committed to serving children. We feel called by the Lord to serve children both locally and globally. We believe that all children were created by God and possess great potential and that through encouragement, educational support, and love, they can each lead a successful and joyful life.
We are committed to providing “a hand up, not a hand out.” In our foundational scripture, Proverbs 19:17, the word “pity” does not mean “I feel sorry for you, ” but instead, “I want to help pull you up out of your struggle.” We believe in encouraging and equipping our children for a successful and joyful life.
We value relationships. We believe that it is through healthy and safe relationships with positive and caring adults that children begin to believe in their abilities and strive to reach their full potential.
We value education. We believe that a quality education and educational support is vital to a child’s success in life.
We are committed to operating with integrity. We remain true to our mission and seek to exercise integrity in all decisions made, tasks performed, and relationships built.