Love Never Fails International (LNFI) is a non-profit that exists to glorify God by providing a “hand up, not a hand out” to at-risk and impoverished children. Bill Quinn, the pastor of a church in Haltom City, founded Love Never Fails International in the fall of 2004 to provide badly needed assistance to low-income children and families living in the neighborhoods close to the church. In May of 2005, LNFI received its exempt 501(c)(3) recognition status, and since then, has incorporated separately from the church to further divide its activities and purposes from those of the church.
LNFI began its charitable programs in the spring and summer of 2005, focusing its stateside efforts in Haltom city, which has the distinction of being one of the most impoverished communities in Tarrant County, Texas. LNFI’s programs moved from two federal low-income housing complexed into public elementary schools in 2006 at the request of school’s principals. This signified the beginning of LNF’s after-school programs on school campuses. Since then, they have expanded over the past several years as principals have contacted them and requested their services. In the spring of 2010, LNF began after-school programs in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) and has since shifted all its’ efforts to this district.
The primary work of Love Never Fails International (LNFI) is after school mentoring programs known as Love Never Fails After-School (LNFAS). These programs allow elementary and middle school children a safe place to spend their afternoon school hours free of cost for their families. Currently, LNFI operates after school programs in three Fort Worth ISD (FWISD) elementary schools and one middle school. LNFAS serves approximately 60 at-risk children at each site. In order to provide students with the most individualized attention possible, they are divided into small groups of 10-12 students for their daily activities. LNF After-School programs operate four days a week; Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at their elementary school sites; Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 to 6:30 pm at their middle school site.
LNFI is currently serving over 240 children in the 2015-2016 school year | Read More
The international work of LNFI began with a ministry in Meru, Kenya in 2005. There in Meru, an orphanage for homeless and abandoned children was established. For 2 years, children were fed 3 meals a day and biblically educated. Their medical needs were also provided for and the directors worked tirelessly to ensure they each had a safe place to sleep every night. Due to political unrest and the extremely unsafe conditions, LNFI had to remove its’ support in Kenya in 2006.
For the next several years, LNFI eagerly sought out other opportunities to help children internationally. In 2009, LNFI found their next opportunity at Casa Hogr M.A.Mi in Reynosa, Mexico. This orphanage is located in one of the most violent border towns in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Reynosa has thousands of homeless and helpless children in poverty who are subject to violent crimes of the streets.
Casa Hogar M.A.Mi is a shelter home for children where they receive shelter, food, medical and emotional care, education, clothes and recreational activities. Most of the children in this home are referred there by the Mexican courts or social service agencies; some may also come from families who simply do not have the resources to care for them. Casa Hogar M.A.Mi began as a shelter for girls but has since grown to serve young boys, hold parenting classes and provide free daycare services for single mothers. The home currently has the capacity to care for 120 children every day.| 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.